And over the last four years, small- business people have decided that America may not be the place to open a new business, because new business startups are down to a 30-year low.
While it is true that the number of new business establishments is down to a 30-year low, Romney’s claim that Obama is to blame for this is false.
According to “experts at the agency that generated the data [Romney is using to support the aforementioned claim, as well as] the organization that analysed it,” Romney misinterpreted the data. Essentially, he is comparing pre-recession data to post-recession data and blaming Obama for the decline in the number of new business establishments rather than the recession itself
This is a classic example of believing correlation implies causation
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