(CNN) – It is stuff like this that makes conservatives and a growing number of independents worried about President Obama and his views.
He says, "Now, the true engine of job creation in this country will always be America's businesses. But government can create the conditions necessary for businesses to expand and hire more workers." But when he listed all the jobs the first stimulus helped, he said, "Because of the steps we took, there are about two million Americans working right now who would otherwise be unemployed. Two hundred thousand work in construction and clean energy. Three hundred thousand are teachers and other education workers. Tens of thousands are cops, firefighters, correctional officers, and first responders. And we are on track to add another one and a half million jobs to this total by the end of the year." In addition to a lot of people disputing the numbers, all the jobs he listed are either government jobs or jobs highly dependent on government. If American businesses are the "true engine[s] of job creation" why are all the jobs created that he touts born of government?