The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced this morning that the U.S. economy has added more than 4.3 Million private sector jobs in the last 28 months, meaning private sector job growth has continued for 18 consecutive months. We’re creating jobs, and now we need to create more and faster. President Obama has a plan to restore the middle class and create up to a million jobs now – a plan Mitt Romney opposes and Republican leaders have blocked. Meanwhile, independent economists have concluded Romney’s plan wouldn’t create one job, and could lead to another recession.
· “I came in and the jobs had been just falling right off a cliff, I came in and they kept falling for 11 months. And if you are going to suggest to me that somehow the day I got elected, somehow jobs should have immediately turned 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.” –that’s Mitt Romney in 2006 explaining why a recovery takes time. Alex Seitz-Wald has the video: http://bit.ly/RsT7lE
· Greg Sargent reminds us that economists have warned us thatnot only would Mitt Romney’s current plans not address the problems we’re facing, his plan would actually make things worse: http://wapo.st/Nb5zBH
· Blue Virginia: “Romney’s ‘Plan’ for ‘Jobs’ May Actually Destroy More Jobs Than it Creates.” http://bit.ly/M4VjBb
The President spoke in Ohio today, talking about the clear choice voters have in this election.
· @Obama2012: POTUS: “What’s at stake this time is two fundamentally different visions of how to move this country forward.”http://bit.ly/M4VpZr
· @BarackObama: President Obama: “We don’t need more top-down economics. What we need is someone who’ll fight to grow the middle class.” http://bit.ly/M4VpbQ
· @CitizenJane3:President Obama: “I’ll Clean Up (bush/republican mess) But Not On The Backs of the Middle-Class.” http://bit.ly/M0B9C1
· @Obama2012: POTUS: “I refused to turn my back on communities like this one. I bet on American workers and American manufacturing.” http://bit.ly/KYfxX1
This morning, President Obama also had breakfast with tire workers in Akron. In 2010, Romney criticized President Obama for standing up to China on behalf of the American tire industry: http://politi.co/NIhsze
· “The Obama campaign used the occasion to tout the president’s imposition two years ago of stiff tariffs on Chinese-made tires, which it said saved 1,000 jobs in the U.S. tire-manufacturing industry. The campaign also took a jab at Mitt Romney, saying Romney said the imposition of tariffs at the time was ‘decidedly bad for the nation and our workers.”
Finally, between Mitt Romney’s offshore accounts, his refusal to release his tax returns, and his refusal to share specific policy details with anyone but his high-level donors, more and more people are starting to ask: what, exactly, is Mitt Romney hiding?
· Angry Bear blog asks: “What is Mitt Romney hiding?” http://bit.ly/NcN0AB
· The Reaction: “The enormity of Mitt Romney’s tax problem” http://bit.ly/NbZyZe
· Business Insider writes:“It’s starting to look like Mitt Romney has a dirty tax secret” http://read.bi/Nt45Vx
· MSNBC’s Lean Forward blog writes “Is Mitt Romney bought and paid for by Big Energy? Maybe, but the answer’s a secret.” http://bit.ly/N3hwet