Presidents don't create jobs.
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Economics!
Henry Blodgett calls out Mitt Romney, who claims a vibrant economy should create 500k new jobs per month:
AVERAGE NUMBER OF JOBS CREATED PER MONTH BY THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION: 20,000
AVERAGE NUMBER OF JOBS CREATED PER MONTH BY THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION EXCLUDING THE DISASTROUS LAST YEAR: 65,000
NUMBER OF MONTHS IN THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION IN WHICH THERE WERE 500,000 OR MORE JOBS CREATED: 0.
(In fact, there were no months in the Bush Administration in which there were 400,000 jobs created).
Source: The BLS
So maybe the conclusion should be that Presidents aren't worth a jar of warm spit. In decent years these days, the economy creates about 130,000 jobs a month, regardless of who's in office.
Presidents don't create jobs. Anyone who says differently is running for office.
He's so cynical. Things CAN get better, right?
Definitely. Collective action has never been easier than it is today. :)