Regarding Romney's Claim that the Stimulus Didn't Create Jobs
Romney's notion that the government stimulus didn't create any jobs, said many times and repeated in the debate Tuesday night, is of course absurd. Throw economics out the window. Erase the New Deal from the history books. Erase the 2.5 million or so jobs created by the stimulus.
It's not just crazy on the merits, but it does long term damage when a candidate gets to keep repeating this over and over, sticking it further into people's minds. It helps erase the notion that government is good.
Except, it wasn't just Romney who said at Tuesday night's debate that government doesn't create jobs. It was also President Obama:
"I think a lot of this campaign, maybe over the last four years, has been devoted to this notion that I think government creates jobs, that that somehow is the answer. That's not what I believe."