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Romney Debate Lie Refuted - Romney will not create 12 million jobs the economy will


Presidential Debate Fact-Check and Updates - Live Coverage - Election 2012 - NYTimes.com: "Mr. Romney promised to create 12 million jobs over the next four years if he is elected president. That is actually about as many jobs as the economy is already expected to create, according to some economic forecasters.

In its semiannual long-term economic forecast released in April, Macroeconomic Advisers projected that the economy would add 11.8 million jobs from 2012 to 2016. Moody’s Analytics, another forecasting firm, projects similar job growth. That means Mr. Romney believes his newly announced policies would add an extra 200,000 jobs on top of what people already expected, or a jobs bonus of about 2 percent."

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Romney's claim that he'll add 12 million jobs in his first term is exactly what the economy will do whether or not he is President. No, wait a minute. If he is President there is every chance he will find a way to ruin that simple and predictable prospect. Obama makes no such pledges because they are like sun or snow, they happen regardless. But Romney is a con artist and gullible people may go ooh and ah, particularly if the media goes silent in the face of the wall of lies that Mitt builds daily. Our job is to tell the truth wherever it falls.

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The remarkable video at the link above is of a performance of "Sto perigiali" Mario Frangoulis and Mikis Theodorakis in 2001.

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Stephen C. Rose (1936-) was born in New York City and raised there. He currently lives there. He was educated at Trinity, Exeter, Williams and Union Theological Seminary. He served in the Student Interracial Ministry in Nashville. He founded and edited the prize-winning Renewal Magazine in Chicago and studied with C. A. Doxiadis in Athens. His first books "The Grass Roots Church" and "Who's Killing The Church" established him as a prominent critic of American Protestantism and American religion. He was and remains a civil rights activist. He has interviewed and done in depth pieces on Saul Alinsky and Martin Luther King, Jr. He won awards for editorial courage and for two documentary films. He has written and published many songs and musical works including "We Are All Americans". During the late 90s and early 2000s he worked for UN agencies, most recently editing CHOICES Magazine at UNDP. Since 2000 he has written several books for distribution via K…