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Mitt Romney Economy

Romney Lost Because He Failed to Embrace Economic Nationalism

Ian Fletcher | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

What did Romney have? A thin "five point plan" with less substance than Ronald Reagan's offhand remarks. The same old Republican orthodoxy, only of interest to orthodox Republicans.

October Jobs Report Unlikely to Help Either Candidate

Katie Bardaro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Katie Bardaro

In some ways, the tragic events in the Northeast from Hurricane Sandy and discussions around the upcoming fiscal cliff are likely to overshadow this lackluster jobs report as it generally just showed things are improving, albeit slowly.

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney Caught Between Economic Philosophy And Swing State Politics | Jon Ward | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign on Friday promoted a USA Today op-ed published online by Hal Sperlich, the former president of Chrysler Corporation, endorsing ...

Elise Foley

Mitt Romney: Obama Second Term May Lead To Another Recession | Elise Foley | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney said Friday that the nation may be headed for another major economic turndown if President Barack Obama is elected to a seco...

Alliances Should Transcend Elections: On Governor Romney's Offending Campaign References to Greece

Anna Diamantopoulou | Posted 01.01.2013 | World
Anna Diamantopoulou

When I listened to Governor Romney referring repeatedly with disdain to Greece and its dire situation, I found it shocking, insulting and incomprehensible.

Good News For This Guy

AP | Posted 01.01.2013 | Money

WASHINGTON — Americans' confidence in the economy surged last month to the highest level in nearly five years, as many were encouraged by an imp...

The Change We Don't Need

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Now, Mitt Romney said in his economic speech today he's about "real change/big change" and the president, he says, is about "the status quo." But the growth of government spending is the lowest it's been in 60 years, since President Eisenhower.

Elise Foley

Mitt Romney Economy Speech Repeats Disputed Lines | Elise Foley | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney repeated some of his more disputed lines on Friday in his final speech on the economy before Election Day, saying he will cr...

Romney Calls Improving Economic News 'Discouraging'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says a new report on the nation's economic growth is "discouraging." The Commerce Depa...

I Would Vote for Gov. Romney If He Were a Democrat

Mark Cuban | Posted 10.25.2012 | Small Business
Mark Cuban

There is no greater opportunity than here in America. Let's invest in America. Let's create jobs. Now is the time to vote Democrat. Now is the time to vote for Romney.

Europe's Agony Could Become Our Future Under Mitt Romney

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It takes a blind eye for history and a deaf ear for economics not to understand that Europe's agonies could soon become our own. And let's not forget: as bad as things are in Europe, they can always get worse.

Romney Releases Ad Off Debate

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign on Wednesday released its first ad with footage from the second presidential debate, focusing on his answers on the economy and...

Stewart To Romney: 'Are You A Wizard?'

Posted 10.10.2012 | Comedy

Mitt Romney finds the amount we're adding to the deficit each year immoral, and if he wins the election, he's going to do something about it. What tha...

Debate Reality Check: We Can't Cut Our Way to Prosperity

Inimai Chettiar | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Inimai Chettiar

Saving the economy is not about cutting government costs. It is about implementing policies that wisely invest government dollar. Both candidates must offer specific plans toward economic prosperity that go beyond taxes and budgets.

Workers And Economists: Obama Has A Better Economic Plan

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business

Workers and economists agree: President Obama is more likely to help the economy than Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Economists gave Obama's econ...

5 Ways President Romney Would Screw the 47 Percent

Adam Levin | Posted 12.02.2012 | Money
Adam Levin

Mitt Romney's now-infamous statement, "My job is not to worry about those people," pretty much sums up the Republican nominee's true feelings about who he represents. And if you're in serious debt, it looks like he's talking about you too.

Encouraging News For Obama

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 09.26.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON -- Americans are more confident in the economy than they have been in seven months, an encouraging sign for President Barack Obama with six...

WATCH: Romney Reboot Clashes With Secret Tape Release

The Huffington Post | Mike Barry | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

A major part of the Romney campaign's recent strategy "reboot" was to lay out more specifics about the candidate's positions on issues important to Am...

Romney Op-Ed Promises End To 'Web Of Dependency'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

Still on damage patrol after the release of footage secretly recorded at a fundraiser, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney penned an op-ed Wed...

Team Romney: The Economy Isn't Enough

BuzzFeed | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney’s campaign for president appears to have quietly abandoned its guiding assumption, that the election would center on the struggling econ...

With Hands-Off Economic Philosophy, No Mitt, No Glove, No Experience Required

Louis Putterman | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Louis Putterman

Just as it would be silly for us to hold Romney responsible for creating jobs during his years as a venture capitalist, it would be equally silly to imagine that his business experience will help him to bring millions of new jobs into being if we were to put him at the helm of our government.

Which Mitt Romney Would Run Our Economy?

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.28.2012 | Business

Thing One: Meet The Real Mitt: Hello, America, are you super-excited about the chance this week to meet the "real" Mitt Romney, in Florida? Well, stra...

Policy Pseudocertainty

Eric Schoenberg | Posted 10.17.2012 | Business
Eric Schoenberg

The future of government policy in a democracy is always uncertain. Unless Governor Romney wants to create a dictatorial regime able to prevent future policy changes, the real issue is not certainty but pseudocertainty.

Romney Takes His Political Inspiration From Europe's Worst Mistakes

William K. Black | Posted 10.15.2012 | Business
William K. Black

One of Governor Romney's criticisms of President Obama is that he "takes his political inspiration from Europe..." Romney never gives specifics on this criticism. But the irony is that Romney (and Representative Ryan) "takes his political inspiration from Europe" and that the European policies they embrace have already proven disastrous there. Europe has some excellent and some terrible economic policies. Romney and Ryan have shown an unerring talent for embracing Europe's worst financial policies and denigrating its best policies. What is amazing is that no matter how badly the European policies fail, Romney and Ryan ignore those failures and promise to drag us down the path to inevitable failure as well.

Romney Moving Away From Key Issue To Hammer Obama

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- For months, Mitt Romney has had one main focus – bludgeoning President Barack Obama on the economy. Now, the Republican pre...