Pure wind: President Obama's unconvincing talk about jobs

When I hear Obama talk about jobs, his words remind me of a passage from one of George Orwell's essays:
political language ... designed ... to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Why is Obama so unconvincing on the topic of jobs? The Anchoress gives one of the reasons:
The president says he wants to create jobs, and to do that, he is surrounding himself with people who have never created them.
As evidence, she links to this chart from Investors Business Daily:

I don't know how accurate the chart is, but the message rings true.

As I've written before, politicians have little power to create jobs. But they can kill jobs very easily by creating uncertainty about what government will do next.

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