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Poll: Business Leaders Better Job Creators

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) — U.S. voters say they think the U.S. government should help create jobs, but said the matter would be better left to business leaders, Rasmussen Reports said.

Results released Tuesday indicate 75 percent of likely voters think it is at least somewhat important for the government to undertake a new program designed to create jobs. Twenty percent of voters said they thought it was not very or not at all important for the government to start a program aimed at job creation.

However, 64 percent said they think decisions made by U.S. business leaders to help their own businesses grow would do more to create jobs than decisions made by government officials, Rasmussen said. Twenty-seven percent said they thought decisions made by government officials will create more jobs.

Rasmussen Reports said 50 percent of voters favor President Obama’s latest proposal that would give companies tax credits of up to $9,600 for each young military veteran they hire under a program estimated to cost $120 million and create 25,000 new jobs. Thirty-two percent said they oppose the proposal, while another 18 percent said they were undecided.

Results are based on a nationwide telephone survey of 1,000 likely voters conducted on Sunday and Monday. The margin of error is 3 percentage points.

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    Quick, someone deliver a suitcase full of cash to Rasmussen. Tell him/them to quash this story. Who would dare imply that SuperDuperWhizBangBummer isn’t the best job-creator in the known universe?
    How is it possible that mere business leaders know more than Bummer? He went to Haaavid! Plus, he’s from Shecawger! Doesn’t that qualify him for an apprenticeship as the next demigod?
    The NERVE of some people! Next they’ll tell us that our economy is on the rim of a toilet bowl, and someone has a hand on the handle. It’s almost enough enough to make you think that some news types are engineering the news, and we have to sort and sift it every day to know who’s telling us the truth.
    Or, maybe it’s time to take a long peek behind that damned Oz curtain that the news types keep between the American people and reality. Whoever gets to the curtain first, don’t just open it. Rip it off its hooks and put a match to it.

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