Geithner: Romney Claim on Job Losses 'Ridiculous'

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says a claim by Mitt Romney about disproportionate job losses by women during the Obama administration is "misleading and ridiculous."

Romney said last week that 92.3 percent of jobs lost since President Barack Obama took office were lost by women. He said the "real war on women is being waged by the president's failed economic policies."

While the statistic is accurate, the recession began 13 months before Obama took office. Men have lost more jobs overall during the downturn -- 3.4 million, compared with 1.8 million lost by women.

Geithner notes that manufacturing and construction job losses were heavy in the early days of the recession, while professions with more women, such as teaching, were hurt later.

Geithner spoke Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation."


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  • by Becky Location: Lansing on Apr 16, 2012 at 06:35 AM
    Is bad as it is, EVERYONE BETTER KEEP OBAMA RATHER THAN MITT ROMNEY, HE IS A SNAKE IN THE GRASS AND ONLY FOR THE RICH. GOD REALY HELP US THEN IF HE IS ELECTED.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 17, 2012 at 12:29 PM in reply to Becky
      I wish the "RICH" guy I used to work for was still in business! Thanks for drinking the Kool Aid Becky???
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      by RT on Apr 17, 2012 at 03:17 PM in reply to Becky
      You're sooo right Becky! I'll bet 'ol Mitt Romney sits at home in the evening with all his rich buddies thinking about all the ways he and the rest of 'em can screw over the average American and steal the lollipops from our babies. Thanks for the posting, Becky...we all needed a good laugh!!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 15, 2012 at 08:55 PM
    Romney is a joke and is a big waste of time. If he becomes president things will be good for the rich and will get even worse for everyone else. Romney only cares about the rich and to hell with everyone else.
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      by RT on Apr 18, 2012 at 08:08 AM in reply to
      You and Becky should get together-HA!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 15, 2012 at 05:57 PM
    This is from a guy who should have went to jail for tax evasion.
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      by A Patriot on Apr 16, 2012 at 06:09 AM in reply to
      "Should have went(?)to jail." Talk English much?
      • reply
        by Anonymous on Apr 17, 2012 at 12:27 PM in reply to A Patriot
        "Should have went(?)to jail." Talk English much? What is you point???
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