Government can’t create jobs. Except when McDonnell does it.
A press release from Gov. Bob McDonnell’s office one year ago contained this quote:
If we’re going to lead America’s economic recovery, we have to remember that small business, not big government, creates jobs.
That’s a familiar refrain, heard often during the recent election, most frequently uttered by people seeking a job leading that very government that cannot create jobs.
A press release from McDonnell’s office today:
“The opening of the 495 Express Lanes means opportunity for Virginia,” said McDonnell. “The project not only helped create jobs during construction, but will continue to make Northern Virginia a more attractive place to work and live.”
Last year, McDonnell told us that government couldn’t create jobs. But today, he tells us that, it could and it did. I wonder what happened in the intervening year?