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No End in Sight To Obama's Job-Killing Policies

Thursday, September 8, 2011

President Barack Obama and his press secretary need to get their stories straight.  At an Aug. 4 press briefing, White House spokesman Jay Carney said: “The White House does not create jobs.”  But during the president’s August “listening tour” of the Midwest — during which he never seemed to stop talking — Obama promised that he would soon unveil a comprehensive plan to create jobs.  In a speech scheduled for Sept. 8, he’s expected to announce small tax cuts, infrastructure improvement and initiatives to help the long-term unemployed.

It won’t do the trick. There is a basic verity that seems to have eluded the president and his men: A recovering economy can only create private sector jobs if it encourages innovation and the creation of wealth.  Obama’s appointments, policies and decisions often have done exactly the opposite.

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