Hillary 'surprised' that small business not creating jobs under Obama
Hillary Clinton appears to be opening some daylight between herself and President Obama on economic policy. Of course, she has to walk on eggshells and not criticize The One, since she will depend on black turnout in the general election. Goprapidresponse posted a video clip of her oblique criticism of Obama and her vague promises of improvement in the treatment of small business in an appearance in New Hampshire yesterday:
The Right Scoop raises some of the questions this statement provokes:
So she agrees with conservatives that Obama’s economic program hasn’t worked? And if so, how are Hillary’s socialist economics gonna be any different from Obama’s socialist economics?
Regulations of all sorts, from environmental structures to financial policies, are strangling job creation. But regulation is the mother’s milk of statist power. Will Hillary pose as a de-regulator?
Update: Carly Fiorina is not surprised (via John Fund, NRO)
“For the first time in U.S. history, we are destroying more businesses than we are creating,” Fiorina told her audience in Nashua. “The weight of the government is literally crushing the potential of the people of this nation.” Electing standard-issue politicians will no longer do, she said. “Managers are people who do the best they can within the existing system. Leaders are people who do not accept what is broken just because it has been that way for a long time.”
Fiorina also seems to relish the role of being the most pointed critic of Hillary Clinton. “She tweets about women’s rights in this country and takes money from governments that deny women the most basic human rights,” she jabbed back in February when a scandal involving the Clinton Foundation surfaced. She contrasts her background as a “problem solver” with Clinton’s record as a professional politician. Her critique of Clinton’s record is withering: “I come from a world where speeches are not accomplishments. Activity isn’t accomplishment. Title isn’t accomplishment. I come from a world where you have to actually do something; you have to produce results.”