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Wed May 23, 2012, 03:00 PM

Romney Says His Policies Will Reduce Unemployment To Already Projected Rate By 2016

Romney Says His Policies Will Reduce Unemployment To Already Projected Rate By 2016

By Travis Waldron

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has told voters that his election “would be very positive news to the American economy,” and that by voting for him, voters could spark an economic turnaround.

Romney continued that narrative today, telling Time Magazine’s Mark Halperin that his policies would reduce unemployment to 6 percent by the end of his first term in 2016:
ROMNEY: Over a period of 4 years, by virtue of the policies that we put in place, we get the unemployment rate down to 6 percent, perhaps a little lower.

Watch it:

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Though 6 percent unemployment is significantly lower than the current 8.1 percent rate, the feat isn’t all that remarkable. In fact, it is exactly where multiple government agencies project unemployment will be at the end of that time frame. The Congressional Budget Office predicts that unemployment will average 6.3 percent in 2016; the Office of Management and Budget, meanwhile, projects unemployment will hit 6.1 percent and ultimately fall below 6 percent the same year

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http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/05/23/489224/romney-says-unemployment-will-fall-to-already-projected-rate-by-2016/


FAIL!

Romney: Anything Over 4% Unemployment “Not A Cause For Celebration”
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002644350

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Reply Romney Says His Policies Will Reduce Unemployment To Already Projected Rate By 2016 (Original post)
ProSense May 2012 OP
cthulu2016 May 2012 #1
LynneSin May 2012 #4
warrior1 May 2012 #2
Cali_Democrat May 2012 #3
Bill USA May 2012 #5

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 03:02 PM

1. The funny thing is he's STILL lying

Though doing nothing would accomplish Romney's grand promise, his actual proposed policies would prevent the currently projected decrease in unemployment from happening.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #1)

Thu May 24, 2012, 11:14 AM

4. I honestly don't think that Romney is lying...

I think he just has some part of his brain that disassociates himself with reality. I suppose that's something that can be found with the filthy rich especially when you're a trust fund baby. There's is a total disassociation with what this person sees as 'normal' and what really is normal for the rest of us. George W. Bush definately fell into this category but he was nowhere near as bad as what Romney is.

Romney just has this giant bubble surround him that makes him totally clueless about what reality is. And that makes him 1000 times scarier than GWB ever was.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 03:09 PM

2. No Romney, they won't

oh and you're a liar.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 03:14 PM

3. Will the media call him on this?

 

Don't hold your breath, people.

The media is bending over backwards for Romney...failing to even question his lies. So Romney just keeps floating bullshit.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu May 24, 2012, 02:49 PM

5. RECOMMENDED! you should put this over on Good Reads!

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