Romney Blames Jobs Numbers For Failing To Reveal Obama’s Shortcomings

“Unfortunately, these numbers cannot hide the fact that President Obama’s policies have prevented a true economic recovery.”

Mitt Romney’s statement on today’s blow-out jobs report says good news does not hide President Barack Obama’s failings.

Read it below:

“We welcome the fact that jobs were created and unemployment declined. Unfortunately, these numbers cannot hide the fact that President Obama’s policies have prevented a true economic recovery. We can do better. Last week, we learned that the economy grew only 1.7% in 2011, the slowest growth in a non recession year since the end of World War II. As a result, the percentage of Americans in the job market continues to decline and is now at a level not seen since the early 1980s. Nearly 24 million Americans remain unemployed, underemployed, or have just stopped looking for work. Long-term unemployment remains at record levels. I am running for president because I have the vision and experience to help rebuild the economy and put us on a path toward greater prosperity for all Americans.”

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LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 01: Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign rally at Brady Industries February 1, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Romney won the Florida primary on January 31 and is now looking ahead to Nevada’s caucus on February 4.

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