(CNN) - The Democratic National Committee is hitting back at former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney who penned an op-ed criticizing the economy under the Obama administration in the Boston Herald Tuesday.
A statement from the DNC juxtaposed Romney's words with what they call a "fact check."
"Romney's private sector career consisted of profiting off of laying off thousands of workers," the statement reads. "Romney's job creation record in Massachusetts was one of the worst in the country."
Romney's staff countered late Tuesday with a release pointing out that Massachusetts saw private sector growth ahead of neighboring states during his time as governor.
In the op-ed, Romney, who is considering a bid for the White House in 2012, touted his own business experience while labeling the current economy the "Obama Misery Index."
"Having spent my career in the private sector, I know a thing of two about how jobs are created and how they are lost," Romney wrote. "We have a toxic blend of unemployment, debt, home foreclosures, and bankruptcies. Their sum total is what we can call the Obama Misery Index."
The former businessman said economic turnarounds happen when leaders focus, something he said the president has not done.
"President Obama did just the opposite: he delegated the jobs crisis to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid and he went to work on his own priorities, like cap and trade and government-run health care," Romney wrote.
In their release the DNC included nearly a dozen articles outlining flaws they saw in Romney's op-ed.
The article, published on the front page of the paper coincides with Obama's visit to Boston Tuesday.
According to a source with knowledge of the piece, the Herald, which boasts a typically conservative op-ed page, contacted him to write the piece.
The former 2008 presidential candidate concluded with a final jab, equating the current situation to the economy under former President Herbert Hoover.
"Unless President Obama changes course, these job fairs, with their day-long lines of unemployed seeking nothing more than a chance to earn a living, are going to be seen as his Hoovervilles," Romney wrote.