That is the forecast baseline off of which effects of policies are estimated. All Mitt Romney is claiming with:
My plan will create 12 million new jobs over the next four years — helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle class…
is that at the margin his nonexistent economic plan will not be positively harmful to employment growth.
Is that a good enough economic plan--barring its nonexistence--to win an election in America in 2012?