Plouffe's Claim That GOP Stalling on Economy Factually Challenged

Friday, 22 Jun 2012 11:46 AM

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Top White House aide David Plouffe’s claims that the GOP is stalling on the economy to help Mitt Romney's election chances and that under the former Massachusetts governor public sector jobs expanded faster than private sector jobs are not “factually correct,” The Washington Post concluded in a fact check, awarding the comments four Pinocchios.

In an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Plouffe said, “There was an amazing article the other day, I believe it was in The Wall Street Journal, where Republicans in Congress are openly saying, ‘we’re not going to do anything until the election with the economy, because we want to help Mitt Romney.’ With an economy that needs help right now, with the middle class struggling, it’s an amazing thing.”

He then added, “For all of this talk about government, for every private-sector job created in Massachusetts by Governor Romney, six public sector jobs.”

The Post wrote the article Plouffe was referring to was a Wall Street Journal piece about the advantage congressional Republicans see in moving slowly on bills believing they may make gains in the fall elections.

“The article says nothing about Republicans trying to sabotage the Obama administration with inaction on the economy in order to help Romney’s prospects,” the Post wrote. “In fact, it said, ‘Republican leaders deny that.’”

“We should also mention that the current Republican strategy mirrors an approach Democrats used when they were confident their party would win the presidency in 2008,” the Post added.

Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shoots down Plouffe’s jobs claims and shows Massachusetts added 22,400 private-sector jobs when Romney was in office and 5,300 state-government jobs.

“Neither of Plouffe’s claims were factually correct, so Team Obama earns four Pinocchios,” the Post concluded.

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