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BELIEVE IT OR NOT: MITT ROMNEY PROMISES TO BRING UNEMPLOYMENT DOWN TO 6% AT THE END OF HIS FIRST TERM!

Mitt Romney said he would bring the unemployment rate down to 6% in four years if elected president, in an interview with Timemagazine.

“I can’t possibly predict precisely what the unemployment rate at the end of one year, but I can tell you in a period of four years by virtue of the policies we put in place we’ll get the unemployment rate down to 6% or perhaps a little lower,” Romney said.

It is the first time this year Romney has given a specific numerical target for his economic policies. In a speech in Las Vegas in 2011, Romney said he would lower the unemployment rate to 5.9%, according to ABC News.

The national unemployment rate currently stands at 8.1% The last time it was below 6% was July 2008.

Romney also defended his tenure at private-equity firm Bain Capital during the 36-minute interview, saying that President Obama’s background in “politics and as a community organizer” makes him less qualified to fix the economy.

Romney stressed his 25-year career in the “private sector” as a key reason why he was qualified to lead the country.

“We have an economy in trouble and someone who has spent their career in the economy is more suited to help fix the economy then someone who has spent his life in politics and as a community organizer,” Romney said.

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