Romney on August jobs report: ‘this morning is the hangover’

September 7, 2012

Mitt Romney reacted to the latest monthly jobs report with disappointment. His full statement:

“If last night was the party, this morning is the hangover. For every net new job created, nearly four Americans gave up looking for work entirely. This is more of the same for middle class families who are suffering through the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression. After 43 straight months of unemployment above 8%, it is clear that President Obama just hasn't lived up to his promises and his policies haven't worked. We aren’t better off than they were four years ago. My plan for a stronger middle class will create 12 million new jobs by the end of my first term. America deserves new leadership that will get our economy moving again.”

"This is not even close to what a recovery looks like," echoed GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan in an interview Friday morning on CNBC. He called the report "tepid" and said it was an example of the economy's "stagnant growth."

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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Sean Sullivan · September 7, 2012