Mitt Romney's Jobs Claim Cites Studies That Don't Support It

10/16/2012 06:17 pm ET
  • Bonnie Kavoussi Master's student in economics, the University of Michigan

Mitt Romney has repeatedly claimed that, if elected, he would create 12 million jobs. But the studies that his campaign cites don't exactly prove that, according to the Washington Post's Glenn Kessler.

Kessler asked the Romney campaign for evidence that Romney's economic plan would create 12 million jobs. He writes that they gave him "totally different studies... with completely different timelines."

Click here to read about the studies that the Romney campaign gave to Kessler and how they don't add up.

"The Romney campaign is lying about its jobs plan," Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman wrote in a New York Times blog post in response to the article. "They're just faking it."

The Romney campaign similarly misused six "studies" to claim that its tax plan can slash marginal tax rates by 20 percent, not raise taxes on the middle class, and not increase the deficit all at the same time. As Bloomberg View columnist Josh Barro concluded, these six analyses "individually and collectively...fail the task."

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