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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:41 PM

Romney Attacks Stimulus At College That Took Stimulus Funds

Romney Attacks Stimulus At College That Took Stimulus Funds

By Travis Waldron

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney campaigned with Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), who presides over one of the least job-creating states in America, today at Otterbein College — a school that benefited from the passage of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, commonly known as the stimulus.

Otterbein received a grant worth more than $80,000 for a federal work-study program in July 2009. Ignoring that fact, though, Romney proceeded to attack the stimulus in his speech to students:

ROMNEY: Then there was the stimulus itself. $787 billion of borrowing. It could have been entirely focused on getting getting the private sector to buy capital equipment, for instance. That puts people to work. Or to hire people. Instead, it primary protected people in the governmental sector, which is probably the sector that should have been shrinking.

Watch it:



Romney also mixed up the facts about the stimulus. In calling the stimulus a hand out for government programs (which he said “probably should have been shrinking”), Romney ignores that the last three years were the worst on record for government job losses. In calling the stimulus a failure, he ignores its obvious successes: It saved or created millions of jobs, turned around economic growth, and pulled the American economy away from the precipice of collapse.

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/04/27/473079/romney-attacks-stimulus-at-college-that-took-stimulus-funds/


Video: Romney is the Worst Presidential Campaigner...Ever!!

by joelgp

No, I'm not kidding. As you prepare to chill over the weekend, take a peak at Romney's first "big" rally with college students. Watch the sad faces, the boredom, the absolute pain everyone was in who had to suffer through his boring speech. Happy Friday!!!



http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/04/27/1087026/-Video-Romney-is-the-Worst-Presidential-Campaigner-Ever-

Stay boring, my friends.



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ProSense Apr 2012 OP
madaboutharry Apr 2012 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2012 #9
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ProSense Apr 2012 #10
ProSense Apr 2012 #11
madrchsod Apr 2012 #2
aint_no_life_nowhere Apr 2012 #6
1StrongBlackMan Apr 2012 #3
randome Apr 2012 #12
ProSense Apr 2012 #4
Politicalboi Apr 2012 #5
enough Apr 2012 #7
ProSense Apr 2012 #8

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:46 PM

1. The students behind him look like hostages.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:44 PM

9. I halfway expected one of those students

to hold up a little handwritten sign that said "HELP ME."

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:46 PM

10. .



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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:51 PM

11. I'm laughing

so hard at this, but it's mostly after watching the clip at comment #7.

I'm almost embarrassed for Mittens at how clueless he is.



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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:49 PM

2. yup....the least interesting man in the world

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Response to madrchsod (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:04 PM

6. Someone on MSNC today said something about Romney being a wonderful cure for insomnia

I don't remember who said it but it cracked me up.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:51 PM

3. When will someone tell the gop ...

Then there was the stimulus itself. $787 billion of borrowing. It could have been entirely focused on getting getting the private sector to buy capital equipment, for instance. That puts people to work.


That more often than not, private sector spending on capital equipment, at best, will have no effect on putting people to work. Sure, there may be growth in jobs for those people building and installing the capital equipment; but that growth is negated by the employees phased out by the automation.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:16 PM

12. Not to mention the oft-repeated mantra...

...that the government cannot create jobs. So why would the government be 'getting' the private sector to do anything. I thought the private sector was supreme in and of itself.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:01 PM

5. Was there a plane crash or something?

Those kids and Rmoney look like he's telling them about a horrific plane crash or accident. Oh that's right, he just told them to borrow their college money from mom and dad. Makes sense now.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:28 PM

7. TPM has a neat video mashup of Romney and Obama appearances at different colleges this week.

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Response to enough (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:40 PM

8. Thanks. Office supplies




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