Obama Team Wrongly Says Romney Moves Goal Posts

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A spokesman for President Barack Obama's campaign is accusing Mitt Romney of moving the goal posts on unemployment. Actually, that's a fumble of the facts.
Romney told Time magazine in an interview published Wednesday that he would bring unemployment to 6 percent, down from the current 8.1 percent.
Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt told reporters that Romney was switching his position away from a goal of 4 percent unemployment. LaBolt was trying to remind voters that Romney has switched positions on other issues, such as abortion and gay rights.
But this isn't a flop-flop.
Romney said last month that any unemployment number above 4 percent "is not cause for celebration." But his economic proposal released last year calls for 5.9 percent unemployment by 2016. That's in line with his latest remarks.

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  • by NotObama Location: USA on May 25, 2012 at 07:57 AM
    Obama's done this year... no president has ever been re-elected when unemployment is this high for this long.
  • by Anonymous on May 24, 2012 at 06:42 PM
    Actually I don't think that a president can change the unemployment status of this country. Some business men has got to bring their companies back from over seas and we began to make USA brand goods. All our factories has left and went to other countries cause they'll work for pennies over there.Our country fell in the toilet when we didn't have any jobs anymore.
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      by Anonymous on May 25, 2012 at 04:05 AM in reply to
      I read that since Japan recently dropped their tax rate, the USA currently has the highest business tax rate of all industrialized nations (just google it). I think it’s near 40%. I bet that has a lot to do with it. That part is something the president can control.
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