"It's not spiders I dislike, just people." -Petra

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Romney likes to say "I'll create 12 million jobs!" in ads. I've heard that exact phrase in ads many times. How/where exactly are those jobs supposed to be/come from? Or is it about as pulled out of thin air as Michelle Bachmann's "I'll bring back $2 gas!", i.e., no grounding in reality whatsoever?

-Doesn't trust unexplained promises


Dear doesn't,

It comes from various analyses that forecast the "creation" of up to 12 million jobs over the next four years regardless of who gets elected.  In other words, it's a completely meaningless campaign slogan.

-Curious Physics Minor