The Washington Post, usually an echo chamber for the D.C. left-wing intelligentsia, is out with a surprisingly sharp attack on Hillary Clinton.
As Clinton’s message has evolved this week to the absurd claim that she is a job creator, WaPo committed a rare act of journalism and actually looked into the claim.
What they found will surprise no one familiar with the constant stream of diarrhea that emanates from Clinton’s mouth…
Her argument that she would put more Americans to work has focused on her time in the Senate, when she took on the mission of creating jobs in chronically depressed Upstate New York. As her husband, former president Bill Clinton, put it recently, she became the region’s “de facto economic development officer.”
But nearly eight years after Clinton’s Senate exit, there is little evidence that her economic development programs had a substantial impact on upstate employment. Despite Clinton’s efforts, upstate job growth stagnated overall during her tenure, with manufacturing jobs plunging nearly 25 percent, according to jobs data.
So where did Clinton get this ridiculous claim? D.C. consultants of course!
But Shaffer and other experts faulted Clinton for setting an unrealistic goal by promising to create 200,000 new jobs in a region struggling to retain existing positions. “As soon as I heard that, I thought, ‘Okay, some D.C. consultant sat around with focus groups to figure out what would sound good. You wouldn’t make a promise like that if you had seriously looked into it,’’ Shaffer said.
In his Detroit economic speech on Monday, Trump slammed Clinton for this broken promise and offered it up as proof that she both lacks the skills to create jobs and cares more about soundbites than people. He is right on both counts!
Source: Washington Post