Of growth and politics
|Gov. Schwarzenegger held a press conference today and one of the highlights was the governor touting 11,000 new jobs in California in June.|
"I have good news. I love coming into this office, I have to tell you, in the morning with good news, like we just found out that we have gained another 11,000 new jobs in California this last month. So this is really great, so our unemployment has gone from 5 percent down to 4.9 percent, so this is why I'm smiling again. Every day I'm smiling. We've got all great news."
But the Angelides campaign quickly fired back with Schwarzenegger quote from the 2005 State of the State Address:
If a politician tries to take credit for job growth, don't believe it.
Here's what Team Angelides had to say:
Continuing his pattern of doing and saying the opposite of what he’s done and said before, today Governor Schwarzenegger is claiming credit for (anemic) job growth. Despite the election year posturing and rhetoric, job creation in California under Schwarzenegger continues to lag. In June, job growth nationwide ticked up nearly 40%, while growth in California fell.
Expect a Angelides-is-negative e-mail retort from Team Arnold in the next several hours.