DNC - Romney Video response

In response to Mitt Romney’s latest video, DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse issued the following statement:

“Mitt Romney’s track record on job creation really stands out – because it’s one of the worst in the nation.  During his time as governor of Massachusetts, that state ranked 47th out of 50 in job creation.  Now, Mitt Romney wants to take his policies nationwide, stymying job creation in all 50 states by enacting an even more drastically draconian budget plan than the one suggested by Paul Ryan.  Mitt Romney is so out of touch with the needs of ordinary Americans that he thinks we actually want to make life tougher for our parents and grandparents by ending Medicare as we know it and slashing Social Security so that we can continue to fund tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires like him.”


Under Mitt Romney, Massachusetts Ranked 47th In Job Creation. “The Republican contender was the governor of Massachusetts from January 2003 to January 2007. And during that time, according to the U.S. Labor Department, the state ranked 47th in the entire country in jobs growth. Fourth from last.  The only ones that did worse? Ohio, Michigan and Louisiana. In other words, two rustbelt states and another that lost its biggest city to a hurricane. The Massachusetts jobs growth over that period, a pitiful 0.9%, badly lagged other high-skill, high-wage, knowledge economy states like New York (2.7%), California (4.7%) and North Carolina (7.6%). The national average: More than 5%.” [Marketwatch, 2/23/10]

During Romney’s Tenure As Governor Massachusetts’ Economic Performance Was “One Of The Worst In The Country” On “All Key Labor Market Measures.” “As Mitt Romney pursues his bid for the presidency, his record as Massachusetts governor will come under scrutiny, including how the state’s economy performed during his administration. Our analysis reveals a weak comparative economic performance of the state over the Romney years, one of the worst in the country. On all key labor market measures, the state not only lagged behind the country as a whole, but often ranked at or near the bottom of the state distribution.” [Boston Globe, 7/29/07]


Pawlenty Supports So-Called “Cut, Cap And Balance” Which Is The Ryan Plan On Steroids. Tim Pawlenty supports the Cut, Cap And Balance pledge that would mean even more cuts than under the Paul Ryan budget. The Paul Ryan budget would end Medicare as we know it and double out of pocket costs to future beneficiaries, increase the number of uninsured by 50 million, cut clean energy investments by 70 percent and cut infrastructure by one-third. The Cut, Cap and Balance plan would also lead to cuts to Social Security and Medicare. [White House Blog, 7/19/11]

The GOP Cut, Cap And Balance Would Cost 700,000 Jobs. [CBPP, 7/16/11]