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Campus Question – November 2, 2012

November 2, 2012

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Campus Question – November 2, 2012

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Today the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the October jobs report: an initial estimate of 171,000 jobs added last month, the most since February, and large upward revisions for August and September. Or, as Mitt Romney put it, “a sad reminder that the economy is in a virtual standstill.” In his campaign’s ‘closing argument,’ Romney warned that if reelected President Obama “will still be unable to work with the people in Congress … chilling the economy.” Will voters buy into what Paul Krugman calls “protection-racket politics?”

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  • I don’t think they’ll buy it. The idiots who support Mitt now won’t change their minds, and I seriously doubt there’s a lot of “undecideds” left.

  • NCrissieB

    In sensible news, the New York City Marathon has been cancelled. Given the resources needed for recovery, this decision should have far easier to make. I’m glad to hear that public pressure convinced Mayor Bloomberg and city officials to cancel the race.

  • NCrissieB

    As to the question, I agree with Norbrook. I don’t think the “Vote for me or my party in Congress will crash the economy” is a winning pitch to the remaining undecided voters. In fact, I think it’s an ugly argument that exposes the venality of the modern Republican Party.

  • addisnana

    Mitt Romney’s arguments about bipartisanship don’t make any more sense than most of his arguments. Paul Krugman did a nice job of disecting them for the film-flam that they are.

    I will be so relieved to not have to listen to Mitt after November 7th.