Believe it or not, the headline above is an exact quote from White House Press Secretary Jay Carney-Barker.
Really? Then why does the administration take credit for private sector job growth (when it rarely happens?)
Yes, Jay, we know that the White House doesn't create jobs. Business creates jobs. So why don't you cut business some slack, quit attacking it and threatening to raise taxes and levy crushing regulations?
These people and their stupidity astonish me.
Carney: "The White House Doesn't Create Jobs"
Carol E. Lee of the Wall Street Journal asks White House press secretary Jay Carney about creating jobs and the point of the President's upcoming bus tour in the Midwest. The White House denies this is a campaign event, instead calling it an "official event." Transcript from today's briefing below:
Q Sort of to follow on that, why should Americans believe that the White House can create jobs when the unemployment rate has been so stagnant and the record is sort of anemic?
MR. CARNEY: Well, the White House doesn’t create jobs. The government together -- White House, Congress -- creates policies that allow for greater job creation. And that can be through tax cuts, for example, for working Americans; everyone who works pays a payroll tax. And the tax cut that this President pushed for, for one year, for this calendar year, he’s pushing for to be extended next year.
They can -- he can work to do the things that I just talked about, in terms of fuel-efficiency standards or clean energy investments. He very much supports the creation of an infrastructure bank, which has bipartisan support, which would leverage very relatively minimal amount of taxpayer dollars to allow private companies to hire folks to rebuild our infrastructure, which in turn will help create a more solid foundation for economic growth and job creation.