The Presidency and "Jobs Creation"

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It is my personal opinion that Presidents have very little to do with jobs creation in the private sector. They are given way too much credit or blame depending upon the economic situation. I am well aware of how government can add jobs by adding to the bureaucracy. However, more government jobs have never historically added to the wealth of a particular country-- unless those jobs are that of conquering soldiers.

Most increased regulation causes jobs to be rearranged, not increased. Where does a president have the ability to truly add jobs? I am looking for evidence to change my mind....


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