has been on the campaign trail from more than a year claiming that is to blame for the slow economy. But new numbers show better growth than expected.
“Economic growth in the U.S. was stronger than forecast in the third quarter, propelled by gains in consumer spending, defense outlays and homebuilding. Gross domestic product, the value of all goods and services produced, rose at a 2 percent annual rate after climbing 1.3 percent in the prior quarter, Commerce Department figures showed today in Washington. The median forecast of 86 economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for a 1.8 percent gain,” according to Bloomberg.
The most recent October jobs report from the Department of Labor also showed the unemployment rate dipping to 7.8 percent.
With all signs pointing to Obama success on the economy, Romney resorted to lying at a rally in Ohio about Jeep moving jobs to China.
“At an event in Defiance, Ohio Thursday evening, Romney got his Halloween on early by playing the Grim Reaper of jobs when he told a complete falsehood about Chrysler moving Jeep to China and taking Americans job with them. Chrysler said that a “careful and unbiased” understanding “would have saved unnecessary fantasies and extravagant comments.” That’s our Mitt,” said Politicususa.
This is not the first time Romney has been accused of lying. During his first debate with Obama, Romney denied having the $5 trillion tax cut plan boasted about posted on his campaign website. He also lied about Obama’s provider cuts to Medicare, claiming they would come out of services for seniors instead.
Romney has also misrepresented his record as governor of Massachusetts. While he was, under law, required to balance his state’s budget, he did so by raising fees on home owners and cuts to education, among other programs. At the same time, he managed to give tax breaks to corporations. This sounds very similar to the economic plan of his presidential campaign.
It should be noted that Romney left office as Governor of Massachusetts with an approval rating of just 34%.
Romney is also trailing Obama among Massachusetts voters in 2012, by a whopping 56% to 38% margin.
If a presidential candidate can’t win in the only place he ever won an election, what should that tell voters that don’t know him as well?
“Romney's dishonesty goes beyond a collection of videotapes from news agencies. His campaign continues to run false advertising on issues that have been soundly debunked,” according to an Allvoices report earlier this month.
Romney lies and flip-flops are not new. But they should be a much bigger issue as Election Day for President of the United States approaches in just 10 days.
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