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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Etch-A-Sketching the Numbers

The Romney campaign, which used to claim that Bain Capital had created 100,000 jobs during Romney’s tenure, has now lowered that estimate to vaguely “thousands”. 

Mitt Romney made a mistake again
About the number of jobs that Bain
Created when he was in charge.
His numbers were too large:
Instead of 100 K
It’s only “thousands” they say
A little mistake
Anyone can make,
Too bad,
Can’t add.

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