In this June 13, 2012, photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during the Business Roundtable quarterly meeting at the Newseum in Washington. Romney?s frequent remarks about the nation?s unemployment problem have long included a curiosity, if not an outright contradiction: It?s bad for private-sector workers to lose their jobs, he says, but it?s often good for government workers to do so. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)