Mitt Romney keeps claiming that he created 100,000 jobs while working at Bain Capital. As LOLGOP wrote on Twitter, "If you don't think Mitt Romney created 100,000 jobs, you've never been to India." Where are these mythical 100,000 jobs? As Greg Sargent writes at the Washington Post, no one is really quite sure.
Romney has made this assertion about 100,000 new jobs in various other settings, too. As Steve Benen noted, his Super PAC is also making a very similar claim in ads. And as far as I can tell, only two lonely fact checking operations — one at the Post, the other at FactCheck.org — have scrutinized it. They have found that the assertion is at best unsubstantiated and that there may have been more layoffs than jobs created by Bain; there’s no way to tell for sure. When will reporters push Romney on this?Good question.