The Mitt: Unprincipled or Ignorant? Yes.
“I’m going to make sure you get a job. Thanks Jeremy. Yeah, you bet,” - Mitt Romney, October 16.
“As president, I will create 12 million new jobs,” - Mitt Romney, October 16.
“The government doesn’t create jobs,” - Mitt Romney, October 16.
Sure, a spurious consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds. But history? History is always instructive.
During the Great Depression, Congress and President Roosevelt created the Civilian Conservation Corps. From 1933-1942, the CCC provided young men with some 2.5 million jobs. When The Mitt says “The Government doesn’t create jobs,” he’s either lying or betraying an abysmal ignorance of recent U.S. history. Of course the government can create jobs; all it takes is an act of Congress. In the CCC, enrollment peaked at some 505,000 jobs.
Fairly primitive field conditions? Yep.
But jobs? Most definitely.