Mitt Romney promises the creation of 12 million jobs in his first term, if elected.
Where did he get this number?
I suspect it was from the same bag of economic tricks that Gov. Scott Walker got his promise of 250,000 jobs.
Both these fabricated projections are remarkably similar on a per capita basis.
Wisconsin is roughly 2 percent of the U.S. population. Likewise, 250,000 is approximately 2 percent of 12,000,000.
Ever since Walker came into office, the Republicans have touted Wisconsin as the model for their economic policies.
So, how are we doing?
The most recent figures reveal a total job creation of 32,000 for Walker’s first 21 months as governor. Project that over four years and you get 73,000, not 250,000.
Wisconsin was fooled in 2010 with false promises of jobs creation. Let’s not be fooled again in 2012.