Finally, the Blumenthal “How do you create a job?” commercial

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?

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  1. TomL on October 8, 2010 at 3:55 am

    Blumie needs to think like an entreprnuer if he's going to vote on bills that affect job creation. He's just going to vote in lock step with all the other progressives.

  2. chris-os on October 8, 2010 at 4:38 am

    Did we miss parts of the debate?

    Blumie inferred that laying off workers while taking bonuses for herself, spending thousands on lobbyists to secure tax breaks did not create jobs.

    Oh, but her outsourcing of her WWE toys to China did create jobs-just not in the US.

  3. caloosa on October 8, 2010 at 4:59 am

    Listening to Blumenthal talk about jobs reminds me of the beauty queen talking about people not having maps.  Just talk until a thought enters his head.  Would be fun to listen to both back to back.

  4. RoBrDona on October 8, 2010 at 7:51 am

    Blumie is a career politician who only understands job destruction through litigation. The fact that his fallback ideas all involve government intervention is the acid test – and he fails. He simply does not get what it takes to create a private sector job. 

    "…but government can enable job creation…" No. not really, or I should say feebly, as in infrastructure spending and bolstering gov. jobs in some sectors. Increased levels of gov. interference (esp. taxation) only stifle job growth.    

  5. lauraw on October 8, 2010 at 8:38 am

    The US Chamber of Commerce has joined the fray. This link goes to the Courant blog and contains an ad that the US Chamber launched a couple days ago, as well as their reason for the ad buy. It is superb.

  6. chris-os on October 8, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Lauraw, ty for bringing this up!

    because of the citizens united decision, the us chamber has recently opened offices in other countries such as bahrain to solicit money to support outsourcing American jobs!

    Republican candidates have received the Chamber's financial support, the argument will be made that those candidates may be influenced by the very same international entities benefiting from outsourcing and donating to the Chamber.

    It is no wonder that linda was 1 they chose!

    Linda is for jobs! (Just not necessarily in the US of A).

  7. JollyRoger on October 8, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    If you ask a surgeon's opinion, his answer will always be to operate.  If you ask Blumie, his answer will always be to litigate.  But let me be clear! I'm no gastroenterologist, but I think we've got a case of political constipation!  This state needs an enema!  An elimination, an evacuation, a high colonic with lots of fiber, bran, Metamucil and coffee with Visine for enhanced peristalsis…  Remember to FLUSH on November 2nd!

  8. Dimsdale on October 8, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    I would be pretty hard to outsource professional wrestlers, chris!  As for the Citizens United case, free speech is free speech.  Why can't businesses speak out against candidates that are against their interests.  This includes unions, too.


    If the chamber of comm. is guilty of outsourcing jobs, aren't the Democrats (and some "Republicans") guilty of outsourcing our sovereignty by supporting illegal alien amnesty and our Constitution and laws by supporting the UN?

  9. chris-os on October 9, 2010 at 3:26 am

    WWE is not just wrestlers, Dims

    mcmahon has been outsourcing her WWE merchandise and toys overseas. The pontificates about "jobs, jobs, jobs".

    BTW, For several years, we the Tax payer have been giving tax breaks to corporations for shipping American jobs to other countries. The Democrats had proposed a Bill that would end that tax break and give a tax credit to those who create jobs here in the USA.

    The Republicans voted NO!

    The Republican Party has voted against every jobs Bill since President Obama took office, and Tea Party Folk blame the democrats for the lack of jobs-go figure.


  10. TomL on October 9, 2010 at 4:30 am

    Anybody know of a toy company that manufactures here in the states? I don't think there is one. Chris you seem to be up on it, is there?

  11. chris-os on October 9, 2010 at 4:38 am

  12. TomL on October 9, 2010 at 5:59 am

    Chris went through the list none of them do what the wwe would need. That list is mostly custom made toys. Hasbro was the last one that I can remember that had plants making parts. I think all are made outside the US now. Hasbro has Milton Bradley in East Longmeadow but thats games not toys.

  13. Dimsdale on October 9, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Relatively speaking, that is a mighty short list.  I wish it were longer, but costs and taxes and America's need for the lowest possible price drove the jobs to the far East.


    Do any of them make Hulk Hogan action figures?  Or could they?

  14. chris-os on October 10, 2010 at 3:13 am

    Wow, I think you know that was a small site from a quick search- a site you had to pay to get on.

    I think you also know there is a resurgence of toys made in the USA due to demand-parents worried about the lead paint etc. used by foreign manufacturers.

    What US manufacturers making plastic toys would not  be able to make molds for WWE action figures?

    Of course, gee, it may cost more-but what, maybe she would take home a million less per year? Unacceptable?

    Jobs, jobs, jobs! Hypocrite!

  15. chris-os on October 10, 2010 at 3:19 am

    Forgot, WWE grosses $475 million/year-and she brags about creating 600 jobs-pretty pathetic.

  16. TomL on October 10, 2010 at 5:06 am

    Actually I believe the WWE licenses  the products and gets paid a fee for the licensing.

  17. Dimsdale on October 10, 2010 at 5:58 am

    Well, chris, how much did the government spend on the "stimulus" and how many jobs did it create?  I seem to recall a rather exorbitant cost/employee ratio.


    And your $475m figure is for the whole industry, not just the 600 people.  Break it down for us please.

  18. socialenemy on October 12, 2010 at 3:19 am

    Since Chris and the dems won't let it go… If wwe were to make toys in the far more expensive american market they would have far LESS money to hire employees to run their company, which means them outsourcing the toy part of their business created more jobs in their local offices where the actual money is made for that company. However you will conviently over look that aspect of it and point to the fact that shes rich and gosh darnit she doesnt deserve that money anyways.

  19. socialenemy on October 12, 2010 at 3:32 am

    Of course you could lower the taxes on american toy manufacturers and OH MY GOD THE JOBS MIGHT JUST MAGICALLY REAPPEAR!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    Hey Dick, how do you create a job?

    A: Tax

    B: Spend

    C: Sue

    D: All of the Above

    E: None of the above

    "Well, the thing about jobs is government is…."

  20. socialenemy on October 12, 2010 at 3:42 am

    Can someone tell me why the dems lobby for tax breaks for companys so they can hire new workers, just to bury anyone who uses them?

    Oh wait, asking a dem to explain himself is an oxymoron, nevermind. 🙂

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