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Six points where Mitt Romney and his economic advisers are mostly wrong

Mitt Romney’s economic plan is largely based on a whitepaper written by several “heavyweight” economists. The problem is, it's riddled with fundamental flaws. Here are six points where Mitt Romney and his economic advisers are mostly wrong about what ails the American economy and how to fix it.

- Sam Thompson, November 2, 2012

3. Romney’s 12 million jobs claim

Romney’s economic advisers assert that his policies “will create about 12 million jobs in the first term of a Romney presidency.” However, several independent analysts have forecast that over the next four years the economy will create 12 million jobs, regardless of who is president.


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