ZERO Jobs: Romney “We Need to Change Presidents”


We expected the jobs report for August from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to be bad, but not THIS bad - zero jobs.

Plus, the numbers for June and July were revised downward.

Unemployment remains at 9.1 percent.

Mitt Romney issued a statement yesterday:

“Today’s disappointing unemployment report is further proof that President Obama has failed. President Obama oversaw an economy that created zero jobs last month and that is unacceptable. In order to change the direction of this country, we need to change presidents. Americans need a conservative businessman to get this economy moving again, not career politicians. That is why I am running. Next week, I will lay out my specific plan to put America back to work.” – Mitt Romney


Today’s jobs report shows continued weakness in the American economy:

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning that the American economy added zero jobs in August and unemployment remains at 9.1%. “Nonfarm payroll employment was unchanged (0) in August, and the unemployment rate held at 9.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment in most major industries changed little over the month.”

“Nonfarm employment for June and July was revised to show 58,000 fewer jobs.”
“Employment growth ground to a halt in August as sagging consumer confidence discouraged already skittish U.S. businesses from hiring…”

“Employment growth ground to a halt in August as sagging consumer confidence discouraged already skittish U.S. businesses from hiring…”

Recent economic news confirms that President Obama’s policies have been a dismal failure:

* The conference board’s consumer confidence index plunged in August to levels far below expectations. “Consumers’ confidence in August dropped almost 15 points to the lowest level since April 2009 as worries about the economy fueled the wildest stock market swings since the financial meltdown in 2008. … The Conference Board said Tuesday that its Consumer Confidence Index fell to 44.5, down from a revised 59.2 in July … [and was] far below the 53.3 that analysts had expected.”

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ONE YEAR AGO, on Labor Day weekend, hundreds of unemployed Americans lined up for a job fair in El Monte, CA (outside of Los Angeles). (Photo Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Unemployment lines continue to grow. Here’s video of one of the many scenarios taking place across America… Thousands Camp Out for Job Fair as Jobless Rate Rises (Atlanta, GA. Aug 18, 2021) Note: Many of the companies offering jobs at this particular fair were from government agencies who couldn’t take applications. After waiting in line all that time, attendees were directed to websites to apply on line. Unbelievable.

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After a jobs report is released, President Obama usually makes it a point to cheerlead comment on the report the very next day. After the ZERO number was released yesterday, Obama said… nothing. He then promptly scurried off to Camp David.

The time has arrived for America to have a business/finance president - Mitt Romney.

► Jayde Wyatt

Ann Romney in Nevada: America Needs a President who Understands Finance

Ann Romney speaks with GOP party loyalists at Douglas County Republican Party headquarters in Minden, Nevada. August 24, 2021 (AP Photo/Sandra Chereb)

Mitt Romney had some mighty fine help on the campaign trail this week.

Ann Romney, Mitt’s sweetheart of 42 years, journeyed to northern Nevada to stump for her husband. She held ‘meet and greets’ with GOP party loyalists in Minden and Reno:

MINDEN — Ann Romney told Douglas County Republicans on Wednesday that her husband, Mitt, is the most-qualified presidential candidate — and the only one who can win the presidency next year.

“Only one person is out there who is running who will beat Obama, and that’s my husband,” she told the audience of about 20 at GOP headquarters in Minden.

She described next year’s ballot as “a watershed election.”
Romney also touted her husband’s experience, not only in politics but as a successful businessman, saying his ability to understand finance is critical.

“People who are life-long politicians, bless their hearts, don’t necessarily understand a balance sheet,” she said.

Mrs. Romney reminded the audience that his profession was fixing broken companies.

“He would take struggling companies and come in and turn them around,” she said. “If there is any time when this country needs a turn-around, it’s now. He’s been preparing his whole life for this.”

“This election has huge, huge consequences,” she [Ann Romney] said. “There is only one person out there who can beat Obama, and that is my husband.”

Ann Romney touted his experience as former Massachusetts governor and with the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City.

But speaking to a largely female audience in this rural community, she also portrayed him as a husband and father, “my high school sweetheart,” and “the person who stood by my side” when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1998.

“We’ve been married 42 years. I know the guy pretty well,” Ann Romney said.

She was joined by former Nevada first lady Dema Guinn, who tearfully recalled that Wednesday would have been her husband’s 75th birthday. Former Gov. Kenny Guinn died in July 2010 when he fell from the roof of his Las Vegas home while doing repairs.

Kenny Guinn and Mitt Romney met and became friends during their time as governors. Guinn supported Mitt Romney in the 2008 presidential election.

Ann Romney, wife of Gov Mitt Romney, spoke at 'meet & greets' in Minden and Reno, Nevada on Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011. (click on map to enlarge)

“He believed in Mitt so strongly,” Dema Guinn said, “and our country today is in terrible shape.”

“I know if he was here today he’d tell me to get out and do what you need to do to get Mitt Romney elected.” Guinn added later in Reno where 80 people turned out for a similar event. “We need a businessman there who knows what to do and can read a budget.”

Ann Romney said Nevadans will play a critical role as an early caucus state in the selection of the GOP nominee.

“You guys are going to make a huge, huge difference,” she told the group in Reno that included state Assemblyman Pat Hickey, of Reno, former U.S. Rep. Barbara Vucanovich and her daughter, and ex-state treasurer Patty Cafferata.

“Do not only love this country but do something for this country,” Ann Romney said. “Get these people to the caucuses. Our nation is on the line. We need to roll up our sleeves.”

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► Jayde Wyatt

“America’s Toughest Sheriff” Joins Team Romney; AZ Team is Solid!

…and it’s a doozy. There are some great names here. I really like Corrine Lovas. She is one of Sen. Kyle’s top fundraisers. Kyle is McCain’s Exploratory Chair and no doubt he would have like Lovas on McCain’s Team. This is a real hit when coupled with multiple reports McCain is tanking.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio – Honorary Chair: Known around the country as “America’s Toughest Sheriff”, he has been one of Arizona’s most popular officials since being elected in 1992. Maricopa County is home to approximately three million people including the Phoenix Metropolitan area.

Jason Rose – State Director: Recognized by the Arizona Business Magazine in 2006 as “Arizona’s PR Heavyweight,” Rose is one of Arizona’s most well-known political consultants. Rose founded Rose & Allyn Public Relations in 1996. The firm’s client list includes prominent members of the Arizona business and political community.

Corinne Lovas – State Finance Director: Lovas is considered the top political fundraiser in Arizona and the Southwest. She has enjoyed countless successes on behalf of U.S. Senator Jon Kyl, President Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign, the Republican National Committee and numerous other Republican candidates and causes.

Additions To Governor Romney’s Arizona Finance Steering Committee:

Ernie Baird: Founding partner of Baird Williams & Greer, LLP. From 1991 to 1997, he served in the Arizona House of Representatives. During his time in the House, he was the House Majority Leader and also served as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

Scott Bundgaard: An executive with J.P. Morgan, Bundgaard served six years in the Arizona Senate both as Chairman of the Finance Committee and Vice Chairman of the Banking Committee. He is a veteran of commercial real estate and finance.

Paul Walsh: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of eFunds Corporation, a leading provider of risk management, electronic payments and global outsourcing solutions. Walsh has 30 years of experience in financial services. He has been the Chairman and CEO of Clareon Corporation, iDeal Partners and Wright Express Corporation. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Staples, Inc.

Don Cogman: Cogman is the Chairman of CC Investments, a private investment firm in Scottsdale, Arizona. In 2002, he was appointed by President Bush to serve on a panel tasked with overhauling the United States Postal Service. Cogman currently serves as Chairman of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Education Foundation. Formerly, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer World-wide of Burson-Marsteller.