DNC Rapid Response - Fact Check: Mitt Romney at AFP Part 2

Please see the below fact check of Mitt Romney’s remarks at the Americans for Prosperity forum in Manchester, NH:

ROMNEY RHETORIC: “And as a result of the business I started or helped to start, I was involved with some startup businesses and some very large businesses, some in trouble, sometimes successful, sometimes not. But one thing I learned was how jobs grow in this country and how they go elsewhere. And how you compete with other countries and I learned how you can try and make America more competitive place with more jobs to grow.”

REALITY: ROMNEY’S PRIVATE SECTOR CAREER CONSISTED OF PROFITING OFF OF LAYING OFF THOUSANDS OF WORKERS

Romney’s Fortune “Was Made On The Backs Of Companies That Ultimately Collapsed, Putting Thousands of Ordinary Americans Out On The Street.” [New York Post, 2/19/11]

Romney-Led Bain Capital Closed US Factories, Caused Hundreds Of Layoffs And “Pocketed Huge Fees Shortly Before The Companies Collapsed.” [Los Angeles Times, 12/6/07]

Romney’s Tenure at Bain “Resulted in the Loss of Thousands of Jobs Through Layoffs And Bankruptcies.” [CNN.com, 1/30/08]

Former Bain Partners: Romney Had Chances To Fight To Save Jobs But Didn’t.  [Boston Globe, 1/27/08]

REALITY: ROMNEY’S JOB CREATION RECORD IN MASSACHUSETTS WAS ONE OF THE WORST IN THE COUNTRY

During Romney’s Tenure as Governor, Massachusetts’ Economic Performance Was “One Of The Worst In The Country” On “All Key Labor Market Measures.”  [Boston Globe, 7/29/07]

Factcheck.org: “Romney’s Jobs Record Provides Little To Boast About.” [Factcheck.org, 1/11/08]

In Romney’s Four Years As Governor Massachusetts Ranked 47th Out Of 50 In Jobs Growth. [Marketwatch, 2/23/10]