Posts Tagged ‘Unemployment’


Romney Says 7.8 Unemployment Counts Jobs He Created In China

Monday, October 8th, 2012
Chinese factory workers in Beijing express their thanks to Mitt Romney and Bain & Company for creating their jobs.

Chinese factory workers in Beijing express their thanks to Mitt Romney and Bain & Company for creating their jobs.

Richmond—Campaigning in Virginia today, Mitt Romney downplayed the unexpectedly auspicious unemployment report issued on Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, calling it misleading, corrupted by bogus data and “not what a real recovery looks like” anyway. Romney claimed the drop from 8.1% to 7.8% happened only because “some junior level pencil pusher” at the BLS inadvertently included 119,000 jobs that he, Governor Romney, created in China through his Bain investments.

In previous months Romney had sought to distance himself from his investments in China, but any downside those dealings have entailed quickly faded with the dramatic appearance of Romney’s now infamous 47% video, which has since become the dominant albatross of the Romney presidential campaign. (more…)