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Jon Stewart Breaks Down Mitt Romney's Economic Plan, Which Breaks Down (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 8th 2011 4:19AM
'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been on the campaign trail doing what politicians do. He's making big sweeping promises, and talking in idealistic terms. But Jon Stewart thinks he may have gone too far, and details the flaws in his statements on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central).

When Mitt Romney suggested that "we should have a job-creating machine in America," he was apparently speaking quite literally, or vaguely enough so that we would have no idea how one would develop such a thing.

"It was right in front of our faces," Stewart marveled. "Job machine! And instead of going to war, we should come up with some sort of peace machine."

Romney also made some bold claims about middle-income Americans. "The average American ought to have the highest income in the world." Stewart's main argument with this notion is that it's a mathematically impossible statement.

Idealistic, sure, but mathematically unsound. Of course, Romney was probably saying that we should elevate the entire U.S. economy so that even the average Americans were making more than every other country, but to say the highest income in a world filled with oil barons and international billionaires is a stretch by any standard.

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