In the cold open of their annual Christmas episode, Saturday Night Live honored the victims of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting with a touching tribute of a children’s choir singing ‘Silent Night.’
This is what happens when you have a person running for office who has been a lifetime public service official, has had no experience running a private business and therefore has no idea how to create a job.
Ed Morrissey, writing at Hot Air, sums it up this way:
We should create jobs by “creative policies”? Bzzzz! Sorry, wrong answer, but thank you for playing, Mr. Blumenthal. “Creative policies” don’t create jobs. Creative policies usually interfere with job creation. We’ve seen that clearly enough in this administration.
McMahon expertly describes how jobs get created, so pay attention to the answer, but also consider the role of government in the process. Government has no direct role in the process. Government has a role in creating an environment in which entrepreneurs can create jobs by providing for a stable, predictable market without bias or tilt, with a reliable rule of law rather than arbitrary interventions for preconceived outcomes, and a tax policy that encourages people to keep the fruit of their labor and investments to the greatest degree possible.