jobless rate

Bill Knight - August 9
11:25 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Plenty of Blame to Go Around for the Jobless Rate

Bill Knight

As tempting as it is to blame a U.S. President for insufficient job growth – whether Barack Obama or George W. Bush – jobs come from employers, not politicians. Sure, White House leadership is important, ideas from the executive branch should spur government action to help businesses hire, and a president sets an administration’s tone. But presidents can’t exclusively take the blame – or the credit – for jobs.

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