I’ve been waiting, and waiting, and waiting … and , well, the wait is over. He’s been given many an opportunity to explain how jobs are created and the result is this, Enjoy.
The AG has clearly shown he has no idea how the private sector works, how capital is created and how jobs are generated. But after Monday’s debate, it was just too much for the McMahon campaign to resist.
First there was the famous, I create jobs by suing companies. Remember?
The of course there was the famous debate moment Monday.
Then CNN’s Jessica Yellin gave the AG another chance on Wednesday. Strike 3
When we asked in an interview on Wednesday if government is the engine of job growth, Blumenthal tried to answer it three different times. First he said, “Government can help create jobs through for example an energy policy that results in new technology, public private partnerships in fuel cell manufacturing. Government can be an active partner and enabler in new job creation as it has done in many areas where new technology has resulted in new manufacturing and new jobs.”
When asked if that is a yes, he said, “Jobs are created by businesses and government can help businesses create jobs through enabling new technology – and research and development and investing in jobs that creates a new future for people.”
Several minutes later while answering an unrelated question he came back to jobs and said, “You know the point about jobs. Business creates jobs. Government does not. But government can enable job creation as it has done by providing new technology, support for research and development, financing that is key – right now the banks are not lending. Government can play a greater role in providing financial support, deductions for start ups, research and development credits. All kinds of policies I have advocated.”
OK now, satisfied?