Hillary Clinton: ‘Don’t Let Anybody Tell You That It’s Corporations and Businesses That Create Jobs’

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton turned part of a campaign rally speech for a fellow Democrat into a critique of the ability of businesses and corporations to create jobs, the Independent Journal Review reported.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses supporters of Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley during a rally in Boston, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (Image source: AP/Stephan Savoia)

“Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs,” Clinton said during a Boston rally for Martha Coakley, who’s running for Massachusetts governor. “You know that old theory — trickle-down economics. That has been tried, that has failed. It has failed rather spectacularly.”

During her Friday address Clinton added a reference to her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and his perspective on the matter.

“You know, one of the things my husband says when people say, ‘Well, what did you bring to Washington?’ He said, ‘Well, I brought arithmetic.’”

Here’s the clip: