Where were these jobs created, Mitt? India? Mexico? China? You certainly did not create them in the United States!
Mitt Romney claims to have created 100,000 jobs during his time at Bain Capital. He said at Saturday night's debate in New Hampshire that this figures in the number of job losses that were created by Bain Capital as they acquired, dismantled, restructured and sold companies.
And this may all be true. He may have, in fact, created 100,000 jobs net during his time at Bain Capital.
But in what country? Certainly not the United States of America.
According to a blurb on "The Caucus" blog at the New York Times:
...documenting a “net” gain of 100,000 jobs – with layoffs at other companies included — is extremely difficult. Neither Bain Capital nor Mr. Romney is willing to disclosure the number of layoffs at companies that Bain Capital has invested in.
The New York Times examined Bain Capital’s involvement in one such a deal in the 1990s – a medical diagnostics firm called Dade Behring. The company’s employment grew overall during the years Bain was an investor, primarily from oversees hiring. But during that period, Dade’s United States employment fell by more than 1,700 jobs, as Bain Capital oversaw corporate mergers and plant closings.
Well, HEY! That's SWELL! Bain Capital created a bunch of job. Whoopee!
But jobs created in Mexico, China and India are not going to help the unemployed worker in the United States who may be considering whether or not to abandon the steady progress being shown by the Obama administration in favor of a man who claims -- probably truthfully -- that he created 100,000 jobs.
Someone needs to ask him... AND MAKE HIM SHOW PROOF... of how many of these 100,000 jobs were created in the U.S.