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Massachusetts ranked 47th in job growth over the entirety of Romney’s term

Romney’s Shaky Job Claims

Unlike Obama, Romney took office during an economic uptick. Massachusetts had a net job growth of 1.4 percent under Romney. However, that was far slower growth than the national average of 5.3 percent.

As Romney’s opponents have frequently, and correctly, noted, Massachusetts ranked 47th in job growth over the entirety of Romney’s term. The only states that did worse: Louisiana, Michigan and Ohio.

by Anonymousreply 1004/29/2012

Pesky facts!

by Anonymousreply 104/28/2012

Also - when Romney took office in MA (in 2003) he started out with an approval rating of 61%. By the time he left four years later, his rating was in the toilet (somewhere in the 30s). He was barely doing the job, instead he was traipsing around the US running for president and even offering Massachusetts up as a rhetorical punch-the-liberals, in his speeches.

by Anonymousreply 204/28/2012

Correct, R2 -he just used MA as a springboard to better things and threw it away when he was done with it, just as he was used to doing to companies and jobs at Bain Capital.

The word needs to get out:

Midway through his term, Romney decided that he wanted to stage a full-time run for president,[161] and on December 14, 2005, Romney announced that he would not seek re-election for a second term as governor.[162][163]

As chair of the Republican Governors Association, Romney traveled around the country, meeting prominent Republicans and building a national political network;[161] he spent part or all of more than 200 days out of state during 2006, preparing for his run.[164] Romney's frequent out-of-state travel contributed towards his approval rating declining in public polls towards the end of his term.[165]

The weak condition of the Republican state party was one of several factors that led to Democrat Deval Patrick's lopsided win over Republican Kerry Healey in the 2006 Massachusetts gubernatorial election.[165]

Romney filed to register a presidential campaign committee with the Federal Election Commission on his penultimate day in office as governor.[166] Romney's term ended January 4, 2007.

by Anonymousreply 304/28/2012


by Anonymousreply 404/28/2012

And yet, he's still going to be our next President in 2013.

by Anonymousreply 504/28/2012

I'm sick of hearing the bullshit about him being some big "job creator", they report this on the news like it's set in stone, no one even bothers to look at his real record.

by Anonymousreply 604/29/2012

more balls, please MSM.

by Anonymousreply 704/29/2012

R6, R7: maybe it is better if Obama's team saves this for July, August, September, October. We still have months to slog through.

by Anonymousreply 804/29/2012

VP prospect Gov. Crisco isn't doing very well with unemployment in NJ- in spite of his bloated claims. But when you live in a tidy little suburban cottage like this, who can see the unemployment lines in the cities?

by Anonymousreply 904/29/2012

R8, you're right and they're probably doing just that.

by Anonymousreply 1004/29/2012
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