Friday, August 05, 2011

The White House:
We Don't Create Jobs

by Zeke Miller - August 4th, 2011 - Business Insider

As President Barack Obama once again pivots to focus on economic growth, Press Secretary Jay Carney declared Thursday that "the White House doesn't create jobs."

While undoubtedly true, it was certainly not a sentiment Obama wants to project as Republicans ratchet up criticism of his leadership on economic issues, and his presidential campaign kicks into high gear.

After a month devoted to raising the debt limit, on Tuesday Obama announced a new focus on boosting employment — at least his seventh such announcement in his presidency.

Obama has repeatedly, for two years, insisted he "created or saved" millions of jobs. He spent close to a trillion dollars under the argument that he was creating jobs. Was he lying then or lying now?

Even greater hypocrisy was shown when Carney insisted "there is no silver bullet" to creating jobs. When Obama campaigned he insisted there was a silver bullet. He constantly complained that Republicans would not "stimulate" the economy. He insisted that was all that was needed. Yet he sings a different tune now. Unemployment continues to rise because of the obstacles to hiring being created by the thousands of new regulations which strangle business. More are being written daily by the huge cadre of Marxist czars that Obama has put into place. Millions have dropped out of the labor market due to the barriers discouraging their struggle which Obama has erected. Yet Obama will not slow down this tsunami of regulations. He seems oblivious to the consequences.

Obama thought it was easy to create jobs when others were struggling with the problem. Now when he is in charge it is too tough for him and all he can do is whine that it is not his job. Poor baby.


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