Saturday, September 07, 2013


We've been told many times by conservatives that government spending doesn't create jobs and here's a recent example:
Cantor: ‘The government doesn’t create jobs’
By David Edwards
Sunday, August 4, 2013 10:12 EDT
The Raw Story

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) on Sunday insisted that the Republicans had not wasted time by repeatedly attempting to repeal Obamacare instead of passing jobs bills because “the government doesn’t create jobs.”

“First of all, Chris, government doesn’t create jobs, the private sector does,” Cantor said. “And what we have going on today is a real erosion of the confidence on behalf of the American public in terms of their trust in government and, frankly, the faith in their economy.”
On the other hand, they often emphasize the jobs defense spending creates:
Wake Up and Unite To Save A-10 and Davis-Monthan

August 27, 2013 12:00 am •
By Martha McSally
Special to the Arizona Daily Star

Should the A-10 be phased out early, it would have a devastating effect on our community. In 2012, Davis-Monthan injected $1.6 billion into the local economy, employed 3,332 civilians and created 4,687 jobs. D-M is the third-largest employer in Southern Arizona (9,100, according to the Star 200), and including families, brings 19,000 personnel into our community. If neither the A-10 nor the F-35 is at D-M, it becomes vulnerable to shutdown in the next round of base closures.

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