Mitt Romney Back To Claiming Obama Made Recession ‘Worse’

July 5, 2011 6:03 a.m.

No dice, President Obama. Mitt Romney still thinks you made the recession worse.

Romney made the heavily disputed claim that Obama made the recession deeper and longer a central part of his campaign rollout last month. But he appeared to backtrack at an appearance in Pennsylvania last week after an NBC reporter asked him how Obama could have made the economy worse while the stock market, GDP, and unemployment have all improved since his policies took effect. Romney responded: “I didn’t say that things are worse.”His campaign later clarified to NBC after being pilloried by Democrats that the candidate was only addressing the stock market portion of the question. And on July 4 in New Hampshire, he returned to his old ways.

“There’s no question the recession was made deeper and more painful for more Americans by virtue of the president’s plans,” Romney told reporters. “The recovery has been slower and more painful for millions of Americans because of the president’s failures. He made the recession worse and the recovery more anemic.”

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