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Mitt Romney claims that his experience as a "businessman" means he will know how to create jobs as chief executive of our country. Really?

Romney ran Bain Capital for a bunch of years, soaking up all that great "experience" at a private equity firm (whose purpose, of course, was to make a profit for itself, not create jobs in the companies it took over, but for now don't let that fact get in the way of Romney's good story). Then he became governor of Massachusetts. You know, a chief executive. Let's take a look at his job creation record:

Fourth. From. The. Bottom.
What's that you say? How'd he do compared to all those other governors, you know, the ones who didn't have his great experience as a "businessman":
Fourth. From. The. Bottom.
This is all we need to know. Whether the economy was good or bad, we can still fruitfully compare Governor Romney's record to those of other governors during the same time period. We are comparing apples to apples here. And how'd he stand again?:
Fourth. From. The. Bottom.
So we know how well his experience as a businessman translates into an ability to create jobs as a chief executive. It doesn't. He stinks at job creation. In his one chance as a chief executive, he was 47th out of 50 in job creation. Only three governors out of fifty had a worse record during the same time period. Think about that for a second.

Whenever any Romney supporter talks to you about his record in business and how great he'll be as a job creator, give this back to them:

Fourth. From. The. Bottom.

8:52 AM PT: And, not only was Romney's Massacusetts 47th in job creation, but that was down 10 spots from the state's job creation rank before Romney took office, as David Axelrod noted. More Romney fail!

h/t gooserock

Originally posted to Ian Reifowitz on Wed May 23, 2012 at 07:08 AM PDT.

Also republished by ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement, Jews For President Obama, and Income Inequality Kos.

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