Romney: Jobs Report Latest Reason to Oppose Obama

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
The Labor Department reported Thursday that the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose by 34,000 last week.

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney gestures during a speech to the NAACP annual convention, Wednesday, July 11, 2012, in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

ROXBURY, Mass. (AP) -- Republican Mitt Romney says the news that more Americans sought unemployment benefits last week is the latest proof that President Barack Obama should be voted out of office in November.
The Labor Department reported Thursday that the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose by 34,000 last week.
Romney cited the report during hastily arranged remarks to reporters near Boston.
He says Obama has spent more time trying to protect his own job instead of trying to encourage businesses to hire. He said Obama has attended 106 campaign fundraisers in the past six months.
Romney also repeated his criticism of Obama's statement last week that "If you've got a business, you didn't build that." Romney says Obama should visit businesses to really see who is responsible for creating them.


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  • by Ron Location: Lansing on Jul 20, 2012 at 10:06 AM
    The 'Job Creators' are the consumers. Where did the G.O.P. get this guy?
  • by Anonymous on Jul 20, 2012 at 06:23 AM
    Romney is not going to create any jobs, the only thing he is going to do is lower or do away with taxes for the rich and make every else pay more in taxes. Romney is a waste of time and should not be listened to or voted for.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 20, 2012 at 11:59 AM in reply to
      The Bush tax cuts caused this mess. Remove this and see how the economy heals itself.
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