Romney’s “job creation” plan a fraud

clee October 16, 2012 0

The Washington Post’s fact checker Glenn Kessler is out with an important take-down of the Romney/Ryan “plan” to create 12 million jobs, Mitt Romney’s ‘new math’ for jobs plan doesn’t add up.

Greg Sargent’s take:

Let’s recap what Kessler has discovered here. The plan that is central to Romney’s candidacy on the most important issue of this election — jobs — is a complete sham. This is every bit as bad — or worse — than Romney’s claim to have created 100,000 jobs at Bain, or his vow to cut spending by eliminating whole agencies without saying which ones, or his refusal to say how he’ll pay for his tax cuts.

And Greg Sargent also reminds us of this crucial fact, lest anyone forget about President Obama’s American Jobs Act which Republicans have blocked since last September:

Oh, and by the way: Economists have evaluated Obama’s jobs plan. And they concluded it would create one to two million jobs. The bottom line is simple: One candidate has a jobs plan, and the other doesn’t. 

Today’s revelation comes as no surprise to anyone paying attention to this election because it follows months of Romney and Ryan refusing to answer questions about the specifics of their $5 trillion tax plan and lying to the American public about covering the millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions if they get the chance to repeal Obamacare. Here’s hoping the President forcefully corrects the record at tonight’s debate.