Romney Promises 12 Million New Jobs In First Term
Gloria Borger, CNN: So you said you're going to add 12 million jobs in your first 4 years. Why should voters thinkers that that's realistic? I mean, that's 250,000 jobs a month. That's a lot of jobs.
Mitt Romney: That's what happens in a normal process. When you come out the kind of recession we've had you should see that kind of job creation. We should be seeing two, three, four hundred thousand jobs per month to gain much of what's been lost that's what normally happens after a recession.
But under this president we have not seen that kind of pattern. We've been just sort of bumping along with barely enough jobs just to hold the unemployment rate about the same, above 8 percent, 42 months like that.
The idea of just giving more money to government will not get our economy going. You have to have the Steve Jobses of the world beginning businesses, making products that want to be purchased around the world. That gets Americans back to work. It allows us to create more and more jobs. More jobs creates demand for workers. That raises wages. Good things happen when you have a private sector that's thriving.