VA's Job Czar - Job Creation Not My Job
October 24, 2011
Lt. Governor Bill Bolling, Virginia's "Chief Job Creation Officer", told the Lynchburg News & Advance "we do not believe the government creates jobs". Senate candidate George Allen, who also doesn't believe government creates jobs, was given a "pants on fire" rating from Politifact for his claim that President Obama's stimulus didn't create jobs.
The Progressive Point: At a time when Virginians are struggling, they expect their leaders to step up with solutions, not pass the buck with cries of "not my job." Middle-class families are being crushed by this economy and the McDonnell/Bolling/Cuccinelli team wants to have it both ways: washing their hands of any responsibility while claiming credit for job creation. Virginians are paying the price for their empty rhetoric. Unemployment is on the rise, Virginia is losing more jobs than it creates, and the extremist McDonnell/Bolling/Cuccinelli team are preparing drastic budget cuts that will cause more layoffs. Virginians deserve real leaders who will fight for economic security and job creation. The McDonnell/Bolling/Cuccinelli team only cares about one job: theirs.
Get the Facts:
States that have cut the most spending over the past years have lost the most jobs. (Center for American Progress)
President Obama's stimulus saved or created millions of jobs. (Economic Policy Institute)
Virginia's unemployment rate rose again in September. (The Daily Press)
See the map of Virginia job losses under the McDonnell/Bolling/Cuccinelli team. (Democratic Party of Virginia)
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