Skip to comments.The Case for Ignoring the Jobs Records of GOP Candidates
Posted on 06/22/2011 11:01:01 AM PDT by presidio9
Does it matter which of the possible Republican nominees for president presided over the most job creation when running a state government? That metric is sometimes cited as an argument in favor of Texas Gov. Rick Perry. National Review says Gary Johnson scored a job growth rate of 11.6 percent during his tenure in New Mexico and that John Huntsman did next best during his time running Utah. But what if governors actually don't have much impact on how many jobs are created? Or even if they do, would state-level success necessarily translate onto the national stage?
Take Gov. Perry. In a column at The Daily, Reihan Salam says that he deserves partial credit for economic growth in Texas, insofar as tort reform that he supported made the business climate more friendly. But confounding economic variables very much complicate things,
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There isn’t much there to ignore, is there? ;-)
They cannot stand the fact that Obama is an absolute failure so they misdirect and spin.
Nice try, lib Atlantic writer.
Ain’t buyin’ it.
Face it...your president brings new meanings to the words “stupid, inept, and clueless).
Zero: “Over the last 15 months we’ve created over 2.1 million private sector jobs. (Laughter)”
The article fails to mention that Texas resisted allowing home equity loans for a long, long time and that probably saved many a Texan from losing their homes when the housing market collapsed.
This is “Defining competency down”.
May. 6, 2011
That means over the last 14 months, Obama said, weve added more than 2 million jobs in the private sector.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney pointed out to reporters that April was the 14th consecutive month of growth in private sector employment, for a total of 2.1 million jobs
More idiotic drivel from Conor.
Who cares about States. Each candidate should go on record on how he/she will reduce the 15,000,000 unemployed. No solely economic, political theory or tax plans. Connect the dots to jobs added.
Obama said his stimulus plan was bring unemployment to 8%. His plan failed. Does anyone have a link to a GOP candidate produced job creation plan?