Mitt Romney Lies #4 – “We have 145,000 more government workers under this president”.
Misinformation. Disinformation. Lies.
The real ‘Republican Contract For America’.
‘Mitt Romney on Tuesday morning, telling the people of Craig, Colorado that he wants to put them back to work by firing 145,000 Americans for the simple crime of working in the public sector’:
“That stimulus he put in place, it didn’t help private sector jobs, it helped preserve government jobs, and the one place we should have cut back was on government jobs. We have a 145,000 more government workers under this president. Let’s send them home and put you back to work”!
‘Obama signed the stimulus in February of 2009. Since then, public sector employment has dropped by 608,000. Private sector employment, meanwhile, has increased by 760,000. Even if you just look at federal employment (which is but a small fraction of the overall public sector workforce), only 26,000 jobs have been added, a slower pace of growth than in the private sector’.
From : http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/05/30/1095883/-Mitt-Romney-s-new-jobs-plan-Fire-145-000-Americans