Although I do not think it is the job of the federal government or Congress to create jobs, I do think it is their job to promote job growth. There is a difference between promote and provide. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) is certain Congress has not created one job in six months, and he may do better in the private sector.
Below is a clip from the CBS News interview this morning with Maggie Rodriguez. Are the Congress-critters issued some sort of truth pill when departing via the emergency exit? From the interview …
Bayh did admit that he has no future plans. “I would tell you, but I don’t know. I’m going to — what we call in Indiana, in basketball — I’m going play until the final second ticks off the clock, and then think about what’s next.
“But if I could create one job in the private sector by helping to grow a business, that would be one more than Congress has created in the last six months. If I could help educate our children at an institution for higher learning, that would be a noble thing. If I could help a charity, cure a disease or do something else worthwhile for society — that’s what has motivated my life and that’s what I think Congress needs to focus on, things that will help the American people meet the challenges they face in real ways in their daily lives. That’s what I want to do with my life. And if you’ll invite me back on your show in 11 months, I’ll be able to tell you!”