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12 Million Jobs?

Mitt Romney declared in his acceptance speech “And unlike the president, I have a plan to create 12 million new jobs.”

Sounds great! Especially from someone who claims that government doesn’t create jobs. And hasn’t actually, you know, told us what he would do.

So how can Romney claim he will do it? Easy!

Moody’s Analytics just this month predicted that 12 million new jobs would be created in the next four years, no matter who is president. And back in April, Macroeconomic Advisors predicted a gain of 12.3 million jobs.

Ironically, while Romney claims that Obama has no plan, Obama has already executed his plan to create 12 million jobs.

If elected, the best plan for Romney would be to just sit back and take advantage of Obama’s turnaround of the economy. But I doubt that he could do that, since Republicans are hell bent on cutting even more taxes for the rich, increasing military spending, increasing taxes for the middle class, and otherwise driving us off the fiscal cliff into a new recession.



  1. Jeff wrote:

    If elected President, I promise to twiddle my thumbs in the Oval Office while the economy takes care of itself! That’s basically what he’s saying. Heck, I’d take that job in a heartbeat!

    Romney has set himself up so that he really never needs to have a comprehensive plan to do anything and will only have to use the slightest effort to get anything done. “Fixing the economy”? That’s Ryan’s thing. Creating jobs? The free market will do just fine without him creating pesky government oversight. Foreign relations? He can order bombings from the White House. Gay marriage? Abortions? One quick order and he won’t have to spend long hours in debate with Congress. It’s only natural that Romney would take what is already a clear projection for job growth, and take credit for it without doing anyting to make it happen.

    Friday, August 31, 2012 at 7:20 am | Permalink
  2. NAME wrote:

    I have a plan to make the sun rise tomorrow.

    Friday, August 31, 2012 at 7:36 am | Permalink
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    He sure is silent on foreign relations.

    Friday, August 31, 2012 at 8:33 am | Permalink
  4. Jeff wrote:

    @ anonymous, he’s silent on a lot of issues. As he’s said to his donors when he doesn’t think the media is listening, if he explained all the things he wants to do, he wouldn’t get elected.

    Friday, August 31, 2012 at 8:58 am | Permalink
  5. Arthanyel wrote:

    Romney is silent on all the issues because anything he says will lose him votes – if he says something right wing extreme he loses moderates, if he says something moderate he loses extremists. The “Etch a Sketch” comment was exactly right for how Romney sees the world.

    Which is why we have to make sure he is defeated.

    And the easiest way to do that, given that 97% of the likely voters have already made up their minds, is get unlikely voters to vote – register more, talk to anyone you know that doesn’t like the process. UNLIKELY voters break for Obama about 4 to 1, so if we can get those students and disaffecteds to the booth, Obama will win.

    Friday, August 31, 2012 at 10:34 am | Permalink
  6. Don wrote:

    Another “trust me, I’ll tell you after you elect me” plan. I’m comforted.

    Friday, August 31, 2012 at 11:56 am | Permalink
  7. Lydia wrote:

    So, 1st Romney/Ryan criticize the jobless rate and then they promise they won’t create 1 more job than is already projected-really?

    Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 8:42 am | Permalink