In what is possibly the most honest statement made in D.C. this year, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney admitted that “the White House doesn’t create jobs.”
“The White House doesn’t create jobs,” Carney said, adding “the government, together White House, Congress creates policies that allow for greater job creation.”
Asked whether the White House could do more, Carney said “there is no silver bullet” to creating jobs but he didn’t answer the question.
It would be more accurate had Carney said that the government can refuse to create policies that hinder job creation, but it’s close enough for government work.
When politicians promise to “create jobs” (other than government jobs) they are either being dishonest or attempting to take advantage of the gullibility of the American voter. I would love to see every Republican legislator and presidential candidate step up and praise the White House for admitting what everyone with a basic understanding of economics already knows. Unfortunately, I suspect instead they’ll merely use this exercise in truth-telling to bash Obama and show that they the only jobs they really care about are their own.
(Via: HotAir )