Publicly Traded corporations make jobs) and pile other false premises (that the wealthy create jobs just by breathing and holding on to their money) and the poor are poor because they did something wrong (they did, they were born into the wrong families) and deserve it (wrong) and are always with us anyway (also wrong). Typically the loudest biggest players in the GOP inherited their money and are concerned only with preserving their position by leveraging the Elected Government through their use of money to support candidates dedicated to preserving privilege and wealth in the same hands.
The greatest job creations in the last 50 year have come out of the spin-offs of the Space Program, and a bunch of guys working out of garages (i.e the whole Computer industry as we now know it). It isn't the Koch Brothers pushing for mine safety or cleaner air both of which would create jobs.
This whole Republican led economy since Reagan shows that Liberals have not been sufficiently aggressive in the pursuit of the fairness in taxation agenda, that the Obama Administration didn't learn enough from the Roosevelt Administration's implementation of Securities Regulations and its handling of money lent to Enterprise (i.e. it gets spent on survival and a return to prosperity, not on dividends, bonuses and parties) and that voters continue to buy a pig in a poke from Republican sellers. In my estimation, the voters and both parties have been wrong since about 1968 when Nixon eked out his win by promising an end to the War in Vietnam (speaking of Pigs and Pokes). The end of the war was presided over by Gerald Ford, the non-elected Vice President (he wasn't on the Ticket in 1972 he was appointed after Spiro Agnew was forced to resign). Of course Nixon rode the hobby-horse of Ending the War through a second election. No wonder voters are suspicious of promises, but regrettably they seem to punish Democrats for Republicans' deceptions, and to buy a smiling face, Reagan, Clinton, Bush, Obama who either won't or can't deliver Good Government.
Incidentally, in the US we pursue "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness" (and what were Madison and Jefferson smoking that night). In Canada we pursue "Peace, Order and Good Government". Guess which one of those slogans was written by a British bureaucrat? That dichotomy sounds like it came right out of a George Carlin routine. As I tell other Americans when they come to Canada, "Canada is a very conservative country." Americans don't believe it, but it's because the US has moved so far Right that Canada looks now looks progressive by comparison. Hell, the Nixon Administration looks progressive by comparison. The double use of "we" above is because I've still lived longer in the US than in Canada, and I am a citizen in both countries whether you like it or not. The US Government and the State Department allow it, and so does the Canadian Government and the Department of External Affairs, so get over it. (This aggressive statement because I fought a major battle at SE on this very issue of citizenship at the time of the '04 Election with all the Right Wingnuts saying "No, you're not!" like kids in the playground.)
Now if we could displace the coming election backwards in time, and present both candidates as historical figures, Obama has so much more gravitas, more heft, more substance than Mitt "Toothy Smile Hair Gel" Romney, that people would go, "What were Republicans thinking?" But in the current smoke and moil of the battlefield, nobody sees that, they only see FoxNudes (trust me, it's coming) purveying the World According to Gorp (grand old republican party) or Roger Ailes' Non-Democratic America or whatever you want to call it.