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Hillary Backpedals on Statement on Who Creates Jobs

By    |   Tuesday, 28 October 2014 02:38 PM EDT

Hillary Clinton couldn't backpedal quickly enough from a 15-word misstatement she blurted out on Friday that "corporations and businesses" don't create jobs.

Stumping for Democratic governor candidate Martha Coakley with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., at a campaign rally, Clinton now says she "short-handed" a statement, when she said, "Don’t let anybody tell you that, you know, it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs," The New York Times reported.

She added, "That old theory, trickle down economics, that has been tried. That has failed. It has failed rather spectacularly. Don’t let anybody tell you that raising the minimum wage will kill jobs they always say that."

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Conservatives pounced on Hillary's gaffe immediately, with conservative PAC America Rising featuring a video of Hillary's speech on the top of their website.

It took just three days for Clinton to back away from the statement, saying at a rally Monday for Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-NY, "I short-handed this point the other day, so let me be absolutely clear about what I’ve been saying for a couple decades," The Wall Street Journal reported.

"Our economy grows when businesses and entrepreneurs create good-paying jobs here in an America where workers and families are empowered to build from the bottom up and the middle out, not when we hand out tax breaks for corporations that outsource jobs or stash their profits overseas."

Hillary's statement brought her under immediate fire from conservatives who compared her statement to Obama's gaffe in his 2012 campaign when he said, "If you’ve got a business –- you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen," the Journal reported.

Clyde Wayne Crews, Jr., writing in Forbes, said, "Recognizing that certain deeply committed progressives do not support large-scale private free enterprise and do want the government to manage, control and oversee sector after sector of the economy is the real context for appreciating a statement like 'Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.'"

New York Magazine even headlined, albeit facetiously, "In Gaffe, Hillary Clinton Endorses Communism."

Fox Business commentator Melissa Francis said the comments were "outrageous" and asked, "If businesses don't create jobs, who does?"

USA Today stated, "If the former secretary of State runs for president in 2016, as she is widely expected to do, there is no doubt Republicans will make hay out of this comment."

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