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White House Admits Tax Relief Creates Jobs? Taxes Kill Jobs?

by Douglas Kellogg / /

In a White House Press Conference, Press Secretary Jay Carney seems to spill the beans that tax hikes kill jobs. He pretty explicitely says tax cuts create jobs, which is a belief that goes hand-in-hand with the understanding that tax hikes would kill jobs...This makes a variety of the President's policies from tax hikes in Obamacare, to recently peddling for energy industry taxes, rather confusing. Rather than head on a taxpayer funded bus tour of battleground states to talk about jobs, perhaps the President is well aware he should look to relieve the tax burden instead?

Transcript provided by Real Clear Politics

MR. CARNEY: "Well, the White House doesn’t create jobs. The government together -- White House, Congress -- creates policies that allow for greater job creation. And that can be through tax cuts, for example, for working Americans; everyone who works pays a payroll tax. And the tax cut that this President pushed for, for one year, for this calendar year, he’s pushing for to be extended next year."