Thursday, August 23, 2012
Liberals Claim Obama Created More Jobs than Reagan
Cutter: Obama Has Created More Jobs Than the Reagan Recovery
Willie Geist, MSNBC: What would you say to that same person that said, 'Well, that hasn't worked for four years. I haven't had the job over time, it's time for a change.'
Stephanie Cutter, Obama deputy campaign manager: Well, I think that worker probably has a good understanding of what's happened over the past four years in terms of the president coming in and seeing 800,000 jobs lost on the day that the president was being sworn in, and seeing the president moving pretty quickly to stem the losses, to turn the economy around, and over the past, you know, 27 months we've created 4.5 million private sector jobs. That's more jobs than in the Bush recovery, in the Reagan recovery, there's obviously more we need to do, and as I said to Mika at the at beginning of the program, I think that unemployed worker probably sees one person in this race trying to move the country forward and that's the president.
If that is true, why was unemployment low with Reagan and Bush and Obama remains high? If Obama created more jobs, why are there more people on welfare, food stamps, and more people living in poverty? If Obama was doing a good job, why hasn't he gotten us out of a recession? Reagan took us out of a Carter stagflation. Bush took us out from Clinton's recession.