Right wing media thinks it has found Hillary Clinton’s “you didn’t build that” moment, and is gearing up to smear her.
Fox “News”, The Blaze and Washington Free Beacon have all gleefully grabbed a remark Hillary made at a rally for Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley on Friday, taking it out of context and making a statement of truth seem somehow dastardly.
“Don’t let anybody tell you that, you know, its corporations and businesses that create jobs,” Hillary said.
Right wing media’s spin would have us believe that she is suggesting that corporations and businesses are not needed. She is not. She is saying that it is demand for their goods that allow those corporations and businesses to add employees to the payroll which, in turn, will generate more sales and still more jobs.
Even though the statement is not controversial, putting it back into context makes it even more innocuous:
“And, don’t let anybody tell you, don’t let anybody tell you that, you know, its corporations and businesses that create jobs. You know that old theory, trickle-down economics. That has been tried. That has failed. It has failed rather spectacularly.
You know one of the things my husband says when people say well, you know, ‘What did you bring to Washington?’ He says ‘Well, I brought arithmetic.’
And part of it was, part of it was he demonstrated why trickle-down should be consigned to the trash bin of history. More tax cuts for the top and for companies that ship jobs overseas, while taxpayers and voters are stuck paying the freight just doesn’t add up.”
You can hear Clinton’s comments in the video below.