Thursday, June 30, 2011

More Loopy Lies From Democrats About Job Creation

Several weeks ago, Ira Glass opened his nationwide hour-long "This American Life" program with a satiric interview about one of the defining elements of [Democrat Governor of Missouri Jay] Nixon's leadership: his whirlwind trips around Missouri to celebrate state-funded job creation schemes.

Glass said that Nixon had visited a plant that made fishing reels, "to announce not hundreds of jobs, or dozens of jobs, but eight jobs." "Eight!" he marveled. "He did a press event for eight jobs!"

At this point, Nixon chimed in, saying, "That's not the smallest we've been to, either. We actually did one in north Missouri where we created one job."

"And you showed up?" Glass asked, laughing in disbelief.

Nixon affirmed that he had. A program that he initiated had given a low-interest loan to a woman in Bethany. This enabled her to move her T-shirt printing business from her basement to a storefront, and to hire a single employee.

"This is what it's come to, America," Glass hooted. "You can hire your very first employee, and the governor shows up with TV cameras."

Read more of Andrew Wilson's American Spectator article (with more laughingly absurd examples of Democrats trying to boast about job creation) right here.