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Fact Check: Jobs

In his closing statement during today's debate, Deeds said McDonnell "never wrote a bill to create a job." Afterward, a reporter asked McDonnell about this accusation.

Here's how he responded: "I carried the historic welfare reform bill in 1995. Do you know what that bill did? It put women to work. It created the transportation and health-care benefits and tax support so that women could go back to work, and then a year after that I introduced a tax credit bill to give businesses the ability to receive tax credits for hiring people."

Okay, so neither exactly created jobs. But the welfare bill did require people to work to get state welfare benefits. We wrote more on that bill and McDonnell's repeated references to it in this campaign.

By Sandhya Somashekhar  |  September 17, 2009; 12:29 PM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race Fact Checker , Creigh Deeds , Debates , Robert F. McDonnell , Sandhya Somashekhar  
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Someone needs to inform McDonnell that passing a law to require folks on welfare to work is NOT CREATING JOBS rather it increases the number of people needing jobs. He's a jerk and needs to be sent back to that so-called university that cemented his already negative beliefs about anyone not just like him and them.

Posted by: capone1 | September 17, 2009 2:49 PM | Report abuse

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