Since the beginning of the recession, more than 7 million American jobs are pfffffffft…GONE! With the number of unemployed workers higher than it has been since 1983, government jobs sharply increasing, and banks nailing the ‘Don’t Apply For A Loan’ signs on their doors, how will the beleaguered private sector get its groove back?
David Gregory spoke with Mitt Romney about our current recession and jobs (or lack thereof) on Meet The Press Sunday, December 13, 2009. Other participants included Alan Greenspan – former Fed Chairman, Jim Cramer – Host of MSNBC’s Mad Money, and Governor Jennifer Granholm (D-Michigan).
Questions for Romney at 2:27, 8:37, 15:06, and 20:38.
…The right course here is not to create a new stimulus but to fix the one they’ve already passed. So let’s take that money that has been allocated to all sorts of government programs that aren’t necessary and are not growing the American economy and let’s, instead, focus that on efforts that will actually create jobs. And, investment tax credits, allowing businesses to expense capital expenditures in the first year, reducing the payroll tax – these kinds of things will get jobs growing immediately.
Mitt Romney 2012.
UPDATE – Mitt has released a statement about his appearance on Meet the Press through his Free & Strong America Pac at My thoughts on my Meet the Press interview this weekend Clips that only include his answers can be found on that page as well.