3 Chics Politico Friday Round-Up | Economic Recovery Takes Time | What’s Mitt Romney Hiding?

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


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6 Responses to 3 Chics Politico Friday Round-Up | Economic Recovery Takes Time | What’s Mitt Romney Hiding?

  1. johnnie stallings says:

    hello my sistahs , Yesterday was a great day! President Barack Obama came to Jacksonville Fla.
    We had to have tickets to get into this event, I gave my ticket to my daughter , People stood for hours to get tickets than they had to stand for 6 hours waiting for Him to speak. My daughter said people was saying they were so tied because they couldn’t sleep due to the their excitement of his coming here. my daughter said she was awake at 3:00am but just being there was awesome.

  2. Ametia says:

    3 Do you have a Swiss bank account?
    Do you have an offshore bank account? As far as I know, it’s pretty unusual for any American to have one — especially someone who wants to be president of the United States. But just to make sure we weren’t missing anything, we asked some people on the street whether they have an offshore bank account. Take a look at the video, see what they had to say, and share it with your friends:


    • Ametia says:


      SHARPTON: Now, Governor Strickland, I was reading and watching a wise man. Let me read to you what he said about the President. He said “President Obama is betting on America and American workers and Mitt Romney is betting his resources in the Cayman Islands, in Bermuda, in Switzerland and god only knows where else. President Obama is the insourcer of jobs and Mitt Romney is the outsourcer of jobs.” That wise man was you, Governor Strickland, introducing the President yesterday. Would you care to elaborate?

      STRICKLAND: Well, Reverend Al, we have two men who want to be the next President. And one of them, our President — our current President, has worked to build the middle class. He’s brought us out of this deep, deep recession and we’re moving forward. And on the other hand we have Mitt Romney.

      A man who made great wealth as a result of the privileges that he had of living in this country. And what did he do with his wealth? Well, we don’t know everything he did with his wealth because he refuses to release his income tax returns. But we do know he took part of his wealth and he invested that wealth in the Cayman Islands, a recognized tax haven. He opened up a bank account in Switzerland. He established a corporation in Bermuda. He went to South America when he formed Bain Capital and he got money from shadowy investors. Some of them anonymous that we don’t know who they were. And now he wants to be the President.

      And he says I’m the one who is worthy of leading this country because of my business experience. And I say give me a break. What is Mitt Romney hiding from the American people? Reverend Al, why isn’t he releasing his income tax returns? His father released 12 years of income tax returns when he ran for president. And Mitt Romney has released only one year. And we need to know more about this man’s business dealings. And he wants to be the President. The President has an obligation, I believe, to be candid and transparent and open with the American people. Someone said rightly that Mitt Romney is the most secretive American politician since Richard Nixon. When it comes to his finances and what he’s done with his wealth, I think that’s absolutely the case.

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