Illegal immigration, ISIS, and the unrest in low income neighborhoods are concerns for every voter, but in the end it all comes down to the economy and jobs. Who has the better jobs plan? Hillary Clinton claims her plan is the best plan.
Clinton’s jobs plan is outlined on her website. There, Clinton boasts about how she helped create new jobs in Upstate New York during her time as Senator. And so her current jobs plan for America is a carbon copy of the plan she used in Upstate NY. There’s only one problem… Clinton didn’t create any new jobs in Upstate NY.
As Senator of NY, Clinton promised 200,000 new jobs to the people of Upstate NY. Sadly, but not surprisingly, the jobs never materialized.
Over the weekend, the liberal leaning Washington Post lambasted Clinton’s jobs record. The paper pointed out the following: ‘Clinton has touted success with cosmetic projects that created few jobs, The Post found. Nicholas A. Langworthy, the Republican Party chairman in Erie County, N.Y., said he’s taken aback by Clinton’s repeated references to what he described as “small bore” efforts, such as securing federal money for a Buffalo project called Artspace that created residential living space for artists. Clinton cites Artspace in her list of Senate accomplishments.
“To have someone running for president of the United States bragging about an Artspace apartment building in Buffalo is laughable,’’ Langworthy said. “That’s a project a city council member or a small-city mayor would champion, not a U.S. senator.’’
Hillary’s campaign team responded to the Washington Post by citing a line from a chart produced by the New York State Department of Labor, showing “Upstate New York’’ gaining 117,000 jobs during Clinton’s first term.
The Washington Post claims it was unable to confirm that number because the NYSDOL does not use Upstate New York as a specific regional area to measure employment.
According to the Washington Post: The most authoritative jobs numbers are widely considered to be those from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Multiple analyses of its New York data show the region lost more than 31,000 payroll jobs between October 2001 and December 2006.
The Washington Post also points out how Senator Clinton played a part in creating an “eBay university’’ that trained New York entrepreneurs to sell products on eBay. There’s no press release or success stories touted by eBay regarding the program — and it appears there were no new jobs recorded — but even so, eBay paid Clinton $315,000 for a 20-minute speech last year, and eBay’s charitable foundation has given more than $50,000 to the Clinton Foundation.
The Washington Post article is a must read because it points out several head-scratching stories about Senator Clinton’s many jobs initiatives that all panned out to be complete busts for American workers, but a nice pay day for her, the Clinton Foundation, and her crony pals.
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