The Obama campaign has been twisting Mitt Romney's record as governor of Massachusetts out of shape in an effort to obscure the truth.. This post will correct some of the misleading information, as per Factcheck.org. Liberals on this blog and all over the country have been repeating many of these inaccuracies as if they were factual. Here's a partial list:
A new ad from the Obama campaign takes aim at Mitt Romney’s performance as governor of Massachusetts, claiming he had “one of the worst economic records in the country.” But the ad overreaches with several of its claims.
Let's summarize. Contrary to the way Obama's ad makes things falsely appear, Romney greatly improved job growth in Massachusetts in his one term, and indeed the unemployment rate fell during Romney's entire tenure as governor. Massachusetts (a bluer-than-blue state, btw, which explain the jobs doldrums prior to Romney) went from the state with the highest unemployment (ranked 50th) to a ranking of 12th. A tremendous improvement.
Romney balanced the Massachusetts budget, but Obama's ad makes it appear otherwise.
Romney did not cut taxes for millionaires, and he did not raise taxes or fees on the middle class. He proposed cutting the state income tax for everyone (overwhelmingly middle class people), and was shot down repeatedly by Mass. Democrats.
Romney slowed the pace of manufacturing job losses in Massachusetts, no easy task in a blue state.
Obama misstated facts about alleged Romney outsourcing.
Think about this - the Obama people are trying to transform Romney's job growth, balanced budgets, and 4.7% unemployment record into a bad thing. How dishonest can they be ? If Obama had numbers like that, Obama would be running for Emperor, but when Romney does it, the Obamanauts reframe it as "one of the worst economic records in the country". Shameless. What Romney really did was take a failing, totally blue (Democratic) state and improve it, by a lot.
For a more accurate portrayal of Romney's record, go here. Definitely don't listen to Obama. He'll tell you everything but the truth. Obamafacts are similar to real facts, only without the "fact" part. With a disastrous economic record like Obama's, I guess dishonesty is all he's got.
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