There have been some rumors floating around about presidential hopeful and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, and he released a statement today clearing the air. Former Reason intern Amanda Carey reports:
"The fact is, I can unequivocally say that I did not create a single job while I was governor."…
"Don't get me wrong….We are proud of this distinction. We had a 11.6 percent job growth that occurred during our two terms in office. But the headlines that accompanied that report—referring to governors, including me, as 'job creators'—were just wrong."
Johnson went on to take credit only for "keeping government in check" and "the path to growth clear."
Learn more about the economic vision of the man who doesn't take credit for creating jobs in this Reason.tv video: