Job Creation: Perry Vs. Obama
On the Sunday morning talk shows today this criticism of Rick Perry and job creation was leveled at least three times … it went something like this…
Yes, the critics say, Perry’s Texas created almost half of all new jobs in the United States in the last two years (actual amount about 40%) but that Perry wasn’t responsible for any of it. Then they rattle off a bunch of excuses explaining why Perry couldn’t possibly have made that growth happen.
In a CNNMoney piece on Saturday, Perry was criticized because 550,000 Texans were paid at or below the minimum wage which is double the number in 2008. Apparently, according to the pundits, Perry IS responsible for creating “bad” jobs.
Nobody on the Sunday shows credited Perry with any positive accomplishment.
Two Candidates’ Job Creation Records; Two Different Interpretations
This type of reporting wouldn’t be be problematic if it weren’t for the fact that those same critics at other times rattle off bunches of excuses explaining why President Obama ISN’T responsible for his lack of job creation on the national scale… even with help from Texas!
In other words, according to the talking heads, Perry isn’t responsible for real job creation (except the bad kind) in Texas yet Obama isn’t responsible for the nation’s lack of job creation despite his $789 billion “stimulus” and despite $4 trillion in total federal deficit and debt spending under Obama’s watch – as of today – in just 2.5 years as President!
What is wrong with this picture?
Instead, shouldn’t the pundits and a responsible press be asking what is happening right in Texas and wrong at the national level that we can learn from in order to set our economy on the road to recovery?