About employment and unemployment.
One of the most surprising statistics of the night came from former President Bill Clinton. Since 1961, he said, 24 million private-sector jobs were added during the 28 years that Republicans held the White House. But when Democrats were president, that figure almost doubled — 42 million private-sector jobs created over 24 years. That claim appears to be true; it is backed up by a recent Bloomberg News analysis and federal labor statistics. ...NYT
Don't think the Times is giving Dems a free ride. It goes after Warren on a tax claim and earlier Democratic claims about Romney liking to "fire people." Trouble is (for the Times, for Romney) is that although Romney's tax proposals may sound minimally fair but they are also impossible to carry out and meanwhile the upper echelon enjoys its tax cuts.
And when Romney talks about "I like firing people" he actually refers to "firing" insurance companies who don't honor their policies. But he shows a complete lack of understanding middle and working -class relationships with corporations over which they have little if any power. He seems complete unaware of how difficult it is for the average person to find a replacement policy, once their on the list as complainers or "troublemakers." Insurance companies behave like cartels -- or monopolies. They're the ones who like firing people, particularly policy holders.