Mitt Romney’s sole claim to the presidency is that his business experience will enable him to accelerate job growth in America.
The GOP debates revealed that Romney was a failure as governor, with Massachusetts 47th in the nation in job growth, and only one of the four states that did not recover to pre-2001 recession job levels before the Bush/Cheney economic collapse hit.
But, let us talk less about rankings, and more about actual jobs.
What is that story? Again, for Romney it is dismal.
During Romney’s four years as Governor of Massachusetts, he added 61,000 new jobs. At the time, Massachusetts had 2.5 percent of the nation’s population. Thus, extrapolated to the nation as a whole, Romney would have added 2.4 million jobs.
In four years.
During the first three years of President Obama’s Administration, 4.1 million new private-sector jobs have been added.
Governor Romney’s 2.4 million jobs is not quite 60 percent of President Obama’s 4.1 million.
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