Romney And Perry Jab At Each Other On Job Records

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney jabbed each other on jobs and social security at a Republican presidential debate.

Perry said last night that Americans are looking for a presidential candidate who can get Americans working again. He touted his record in Texas while criticizing Romney's tenure
leading Massachusetts.

Romney says that as governor of Massachusetts, he oversaw more jobs created in his state than President Barack Obama has overseen

Perry sniped back that another former Massachusetts governor, Democrat Michael Dukakis, created jobs three times faster in Massachusetts than Romney did. Romney shot back that then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush created jobs more quickly than Perry did in the state.
Perry called Social Security a "monstrous lie" and a "ponzi scheme." That prompted Romney to charge that such rhetoric is bad for the GOP.

Romney says he will focus on saving Social Security and says it is working for millions of Americans.