The first questioner in the second presidential debate on Tuesday was a 20-year-old college student who noted the grim employment picture in the nation, then asked Mitt Romney, “What can you say to reassure me, but more importantly my parents, that I will be able to sufficiently support myself after I graduate?”
Romney’s answer, which mentioned keeping student loan indebtedness down, was short on specifics. But President Obama answer’s, when his turn came around, was short on facts. “What I want to do,” he said, “is build on the five million jobs that we’ve created over the last 30 months in the private sector alone.” Even if you accept Obama’s absurdly fanciful job numbers, the net effect is an average 166,000 jobs a month, which is far short of the $254,000 jobs needed per month for 5 years just to reach pre-recession levels of unemployment.
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