Tag: mitt romney

  • The Truth Is That Small Businesses Are Not Good At Creating Jobs

    The Truth Is That Small Businesses Are Not Good At Creating Jobs

    NEW YORK (AP) - Mitt Romney says they're "job creators" and vows to come to their aid as president. Newt Gingrich visited them on his "jobs and growth" bus tour. President Barack Obama calls them "the engine of our economy." Continue Reading

  • Romney Struggling To Attract White Working Class

    Romney Struggling To Attract White Working Class

    By Alan Fram WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Mitt Romney is faltering with white working-class voters crucial to his party's drive to capture the White House, even as he tries to fend off a rising GOP challenger, Rick Santorum, who wields strong blue-collar appeal. Continue Reading

  • Why Is Investment Income Taxed Less Than Wages?

    Why Is Investment Income Taxed Less Than Wages?

    By Stephen Ohlemacher WASHINGTON (AP) -- Why do Mitt Romney and other wealthy investors pay lower taxes on the income they make from investments than they would if they earned their millions from wages? Because Congress, through the tax code, has long treated investment more favorably than labor, seeing it... Continue Reading

  • Business-Friendly SC May Forgive Romney's Job Cuts

    Business-Friendly SC May Forgive Romney's Job Cuts

    By Jeffrey Collins LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) -- At first glance, South Carolina seems like a place where attacks on Mitt Romney's experience at the helm of a venture capital firm that cut jobs would resonate in the GOP primary. The state's unemployment rate hasn't been below 9 percent in three years and a... Continue Reading

  • GOP Rivals Turn Romney's Jobs Record Against Him

    GOP Rivals Turn Romney's Jobs Record Against Him

    By Kasie Hunt and Charles Babington NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- Mitt Romney's Republican rivals accused him Monday of exaggerating his successes and coldly laying off thousands of workers while heading a profitable venture capital firm, an effort to turn the presidential front-runner's biggest asset into a... Continue Reading

  • Romney Under Fire For Claiming To Know The Fear Of Being Fired

    Romney Under Fire For Claiming To Know The Fear Of Being Fired

    As this year's field of Republican presidential candidates heads into Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, plenty of focus is on the leader of the pack -- Mitt Romney. The one-time Massachusetts governor is on familiar territory in the Granite State, and polls show Romney coasting to an easy win. That's despite... Continue Reading

  • What Political Debates Teach Us About Successful Job Interviews

    What Political Debates Teach Us About Successful Job Interviews

    By Danny Rubin It might be hard to spot with all the overblown coverage and overdone choreography, but the recent spate of GOP presidential debates is really a monthslong job interview. About once a week we see the same motley bunch of conservative candidates march across the stage so that each can tell... Continue Reading

  • Republican Perry Says Romney Health Plan Cost Jobs

    Republican Perry Says Romney Health Plan Cost Jobs

    By THOMAS BEAUMONT JEFFERSON, Iowa (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry said Thursday the health care bill GOP rival Mitt Romney enacted in Massachusetts paved the way for President Barack Obama's federal health law last year and cost the state jobs. Perry's criticism was his sharpest yet... Continue Reading

  • Labor Board Case Could Cost Iowa Jobs, Romney Says

    Labor Board Case Could Cost Iowa Jobs, Romney Says

    By Thomas Beaumont NEW YORK -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney accused the Obama administration on Monday of jeopardizing the very manufacturing jobs the Democratic president plans to promote when he visits an aluminum plant in Iowa. Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, said a... Continue Reading

  • Romney Could Face Michigan Trouble Over Auto Bailout

    Romney Could Face Michigan Trouble Over Auto Bailout

    By KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN LANSING, Mich. -- Mitt Romney stood in front of an auto factory in his native Michigan during his 2008 presidential race and vowed to bring back jobs, a popular message that helped give him his first - and only -- Republican primary victory. Continue Reading