And, when everyone notices that it was a complete lie:
Jay Carney: “The White House doesn’t create jobs”
Alternate headline: “Jay Carney helpfully provides GOP with new campaign slogan.”
Carney listed legislative priorities the president believes will create jobs, including an infrastructure bank, the passage of free trade agreements, and tax cuts. But he would not say what was being done to further those goals while Congress takes a month-long vacation.
“The White House doesn’t create jobs,” Carney said, adding “the government, together — White House, Congress — creates policies that allow for greater job creation.”
Asked whether the White House could do more, Carney said “there is no silver bullet” to creating jobs — but he didn’t answer the question.