Thursday, September 6, 2012

Fact Checkers Say Clinton Was Right: Dems Create More Jobs

Posted By on Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 11:15 AM

If you missed former President Bill Clinton's speech last night (because, say, you were at the TAMMIES, watching a hell of a tribute to the Rondstadt family), you should carve a good hour out of your day to watch, or at the very least, listen to it here.

At about 4 minutes, 45 seconds, Clinton says this:

Well, since 1961, the Republicans have held the White House 28 years, the Democrats 24. In those 52 years, our economy produced 66 million private sector jobs. What's the jobs score? Republicans 24 million, Democrats 42 million.

But is it true? According to Bloomberg fact checkers, it is.

The Facts: Clinton’s math is correct. Using Bureau of Labor Statistics figures for the month each president took office, Democratic presidents presided over the creation of 42.3 million jobs and Republican chief executives saw 23.9 million.

For more of Bloomberg's fact checking against Clinton's speech, click through here.

[Bloomberg: Bill Clinton Asserts Democrats Create More Jobs: Reality Check]

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