Obama Adviser Says Romney Doesn’t Have Proof for Job Creation Claims
David Axelrod, President Barack Obama’s chief political adviser, said that Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney doesn’t have the evidence to support his claim of being able to create jobs. Romney, who was the former chief executive of Bain Capital LLC, said that the companies that the private equity helped created more than 100,000 jobs.
Axelrod maintained that Romney doesn’t hold any evidence to prove that the number of jobs created was that high. His campaign can’t show any proof to support his claims. Romney helped in founding Bain. He won the Iowa caucuses last January 3 and is said to be favored to win the New Hampshire Republican primary on January 10.
Romney said that his business experience is his advantage over other candidates and it could help him generate more jobs in the United States. Last December, the unemployment rate of the country was 8.5 percent according to the Labor Department.
During Romney’s stay at Bain, the company closed stores and made companies go bankrupt so that it could amass wealth. This was according to Axelrod. He added that Romney was not a job creator but a corporate raider.
Job creation is one of the priority issues among Republicans. They attacked the president for not being able to improve the economy and decrease the unemployment rate.