August 31st, 2012
08:26 AM ET
8 years ago

CNN Fact Check: Most Americans think today's kids will do worse?

(CNN) - Mitt Romney says that after more than three years of a Barack Obama presidency, the United States is uncharacteristically pessimistic about the future of its children.

The GOP presidential nominee said Thursday at the Republican National Convention that America's immigrants would always arrive confident that they could build a better life, and "that in America their children would be more blessed than they."


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
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  1. gurgyl

    In Iran War??????

    August 31, 2012 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  2. Republicans; the "Not Intended to be Factually Accurate" Party

    A real capitalist has a concept for an innovative prodcut. She/he designs, builds, sells & services that product to a market that embraces it. Think of Steve Jobs & the i-phone. These actions require jobs to be created in factories, Shipping, engineering, human resources, etc.

    Mitt Romney is not a "CAPITALIST" in this sense; he is NOT a Job Creator. He is no Mark Zuckerberg, no Bill Gates.

    Mitt Romney looted the US treasury to enrich himself and left US Taxpayers holding the bag. At Bain he remove $ from pension funds which were backfilled / bailedout with money from the US Penson Guaranty Corp [tax payer money].

    The reason parents are concerned about their kids futures is because we have like people like Romney glom onto the laurels of people like Steve Jobs. We don`t need a shyster like Romney in the Oval Office; otherwise the 30-year slide of the middleclass, which was started by Reagan`s policies, will ccontinue.

    August 31, 2012 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  3. w l jones

    Anything better than getting dirty finger nail, I am began wonder what he talking about. Bless.

    August 31, 2012 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  4. GI Joe

    I had that feeling for the entire time W was in office.

    We have a slow recovery, but it's better than being slaves to the fascists they want to put in office.

    August 31, 2012 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  5. Bill, NY

    12 million jobs Mitt? Working with your conservative puppet masters Koch brothers? You will have an easier time putting a condom on a bull!

    August 31, 2012 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  6. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    This isn't a huge surprise since every time there are people who aren't doing as well as they would like to be. That gets projected down the line to their kids.

    August 31, 2012 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  7. gord

    with the republicans shipping every thing overseas,they will be living in huts,MADE IN AMERICA the only way to go no more imports and quit exporting americas oil ,to keep prices up

    August 31, 2012 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  8. hongli

    I hope Americans will remember that Mitt Romney has been trying to become President of the United States for several years and has never and will never be successful . Mitt Romney for several years stole from the middle class millions of dollars which he has around the world in " tax – shelters". Go Figure! If he doubts this statment then let everyone sees all of his tax statements from 2000. Thank You.

    August 31, 2012 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  9. truth hurts

    Of course they will be worse off. They will be saddled with enormous debt and even more if Obama gets a second term. Ironically, these young idiots are one of Obama's biggest supporters. I guess they think he is cool, hip. Once their brain develops and they get the bill for their stupidity, I'm sure they will blame others and not themselves. Wake up little dummies. Obama offers you a fre six pack now for free but noting is truly free. He's just saving the $10,000 bill to send to you in 10 years.

    August 31, 2012 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  10. CanadaONE

    no need to check the facts – it is obvious he lied through his teath

    The Mormon God will be very upset – hell is in the works

    August 31, 2012 11:41 am at 11:41 am |