With government spending rising by 9%, you’d think our politicians might be able to create a job here or there. But, when, as Linda McMahon learned when questioning her rival for the U.S. Senate seat from Connecticut, Democratic Senatorial candidates are pretty clueless when it comes to creating jobs. They just don’t know how it’s done.
Well, that hasn’t stopped some Democrats from trying. And three-termer Barbara Boxer was all abuzz about the president’s stimulus plan she supported so slavishly. More government spending, she said, it’s certain to create jobs because it is, because it is, because it is. 400,000 jobs were coming to the Golden State.
Well, Mrs. Boxer, the latest job figures are out and it just doesn’t look pretty:
A wave of government layoffs in September outpaced weak hiring in the private sector, pushing down the nation’s payrolls by a net total of 95,000 jobs.
The unemployment rate held at 9.6 percent last month, the LaborDepartment said Friday. The jobless rate has now topped 9.5 percent for 14 straight months, the longest stretch since the 1930s.
Let’s emphasize that line, the longest stretch of a high unemployment rate since the 1930s. And that rate’s even higher here in the Golden State.
Unlike the 28-year Washington veteran, Boxer’s challenger Carly Fiorina has a plan to create jobs. Instead of growing government, she wants to reduce the burdens it imposes on entrepreneurs, the people, whom even the president has acknowledged, create jobs. Boxer’s plan? More of the same. Back in Washington a few months ago, she and her fellow Democrat were even considering another “stimulus.”
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