What Romney said in 2006 is completely different than what he is saying about the economy in 2012.
You guys are right to look at the numbers, I came in and the jobs have been falling like off a cliff and I came in and they kept falling for 11 months. (and) then we turn around and we are coming back. That’s progress!
If your going to suggest to me, the day I got elected somehow jobs are going to immediately turn around well, that would be silly. It takes awhile to get things turned around.
We were in a recession, we were losing jobs every month, we’ve turned around, and since the turn around we’ve added 50,000 jobs. That’s progress.
And there will be some people who say, well Governor, net, net you’ve only added a few thousand jobs since you’ve been in. Yeah, but I helped stop, I didn’t do it alone the economy is a big part of that. The private sector’s what drives that up and down.
But we were in FREE FALL for three years and the last year of that I happened to be here and then we’ve turned it around as a state, private sector, Government sector turned it around and now we’re adding jobs.
We want to keep that going to the extent we can. We’re the, we’re one part of that equation but not the whole thing. A lot of it is out of our control.
It’s federal, it’s international, it’s private sector but I’m very please that over the last 2, 2 and a half years we’ve seen pretty consistent job growth.
50,000 new jobs created, some great companies, we’ve just had last week, Samsonite announced their headquarters moving here. Companies outside Massachusetts, moving into Massachusetts. That kind of commitment, that kind of decision, says something about what they feel about the future of our state.”
You can’t have it both ways, Mr. Romney. Either it takes awhile for the economy to grow or it doesn’t. In 3 years, President Obama stopped the 700,000 jobs a month hemorrhage and turned it into job growth consistently since 2010.
Considering what you have said in recent months, your 2006 speech was a lie. Or by your 2006 standards, your rhetoric against President Obama is lie. Which is it? Either way, you must have lied.
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