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  • Debate 2012: Obama Once Again Misleads on Jobs Numbers

    During his first answer of tonight’s presidential debate, President Obama repeated a claim regarding employment numbers that, while true, makes his own record on jobs appear rosier than reality.

    Specifically, the president claimed, “over the last 30 months we’ve seen 5 million jobs created.” While that is true, the president’s choice of the “30 months” time frame was deliberately chosen so that he could tout the largest number of jobs created.

    If measured from February 2009, the month Obama took office, the American economy has only created about 316,000 jobs.

    The president made a similar claim in a recent “60 Minutes” interview. While technically accurate, it distorts his own record on employment by measuring an incomplete time frame.

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    6 Responses to Debate 2012: Obama Once Again Misleads on Jobs Numbers

    1. Mike Tyler says:

      Growing government doesn't help the economy!!!!
      Increasing taxes is not the best way to reduce the deficit!!!
      Reduce government and hold taxes on the job creators and put more people
      to work. Their wages will add to the tax base and stimulate buying. This has
      been proven by the policies of Reagan which put the economy back on track
      and it ran well from the mid 1980s through the first term of G.W. Bush (20 years).

    2. Lloyd Scallan says:

      As always, Obama lied. If we thought last night Obama “mislead” just wait until the next debate

    3. Mike, Wichita Falls says:

      Romney could have responded, "How long have you been President…30 months or 45 months? How many jobs were lost in your first 15 months?"

    4. Bobbie says:

      that's right. Obama's regulations, mandates and dictates, lost more jobs than he created obviously or he wouldn't have America in this predicament and he wouldn't be a liar! Everything he mentioned was all he mentioned during his first campaign where NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE since but to complicate matters. The job is too difficult for him he says over and over what a terrible mess he was handed when if he was in America's favor, he could've done much during his time in SENATE before he resumed presidency! This man has to go if he isn't impeached for his treasonous acts and carelessness causing DEATH to innocent lives here and around the world! America expects people in governing roles with high standards this man and his team, doesn't meet.

    5. Rush Limbaugh says:

      So what regulations did Obama enact on day 1? I am assuming all the overregulation that was inacted lost millions of jobs

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