Overall statistics can include many influencing factors, so one has to look at the individual factors to see proper detail and clarity.
FACTOR OBAMA ROMNEY
Rapidly declining, both Worst recovery rate in any recession Least attractive state for jobs, highest
declining of all states when he took over.
50th when started, 12th in annual job growth when left.
Legislature Same Party, first 2 years 85% Democratic legislature
Considered Anti-business (Fat cats, 1%, Increased prospects from 13 to 288 (added a sales force!),
Regulatory burden Highest ever, by far Reduced
Streamlined permitting process, "one stop" process
Keystone Pipeline - All parties Did everything could, including tax incentives,
acknowledged was political decision Squibb major coup
Health Care Initiative Pushed through without agreement, Romney's proposal with no cost to business. adds to business cost/uncertainty.
Adds taxes and other costs No new taxes, only cost to free riders
Pushed thru with legislative trick, Business, conservatives, tax groups all agreed on
"read it later" Only 2 dissenting votes among 400
Oil, trade deficits Reduced fed land oil permits 40%, (Will dramatically increase, and have proper regulation)
Solved financial/debt Worst ever under a President by double Balanced budget (by law), was $3B deficit
Spending up $1 trillion/yr compared to Left $2B rainy day fund
2007 (6% of GDP) Lowest increase in bonds
Economic jobs Pushed uneconomic jobs and Halted as uneconomic
Executive order to provide work
permits to 800,000 illegals
when citizen unemployment high
NO CONTEST! THE OVERALL WINNER, BY FAR!
AN AVID PROMOTER OF JOBS GROWTH
"Romney, a former private equity executive, backed tax breaks for film makers and biotech and medical-device manufacturers. His administration promoted venture capital-style funds that extended loans to start-up companies, some of which subsequently went out of business[of course]..
As the state's top salesman, he led the effort to lure desirable employers through tax breaks and other incentives."
Total national debt of about $4.1672 trillion accumulated by all 41 U.S. presidents from George Washington through George H.W. Bush combined.
George W. Bush had an increase of $4.899 trillion in 8 years, including TARP.
Obama projected, including $780B stimulus in 4 years: 5.33 Trillion
(Obama’s own 2013 budget as $1.413 trillion for 2009, $1.293 trillion for 2010, $1.3 trillion for 2011, and $1.327 trillion for 2012.)