One thing you should never forget about Mitt Romney: He got rich by firing American workers.
Always remember that whenever he bashes Obama on jobs.
Not just that, but as governor, he had a HORRIBLE record as a job creator:
In April a Reuters story summed up Romney’s economic record, “Later, as Massachusetts governor from January 2003 to January 2007, Romney presided over one of the puniest rates of employment growth among the 50 U.S. states, at a time the nation’s economy was booming. Labor Department figures showed Massachusetts ranked 47th among the states in the rate of jobs growth in those four years — ahead of only Ohio, Michigan and Louisiana.”
A 2010 Market Watch story highlighted just how pitiful Massachusetts’ job growth was under Romney, “The Massachusetts jobs growth over that period, a pitiful 0.9%, badly lagged other high-skill, high-wage, knowledge economy states like New York (2.7%), California (4.7%) and North Carolina (7.6%). The national average: More than 5%. The state was dead last in job creation.
Yet, here we are in 2011 and Mitt Romney is trying to sell himself as a job creator. As a corporate raider Romney may have laid more people off than he actually created jobs. For a top pro like David Axelrod, this was shooting fish in a barrel. Romney can ditch the suits and show up at campaign events in a pickup truck, but at heart he is still country club Mittens.