Are the rich America’s job creators?


Mitt Romney is running on his record as a really rich guy who created lots and lots and lots of jobs. How many? That depends on when you ask, but for the sake of sanity let’s just say he claims lots.

But back in March at the TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) Conference in Long Beach, California attendees heard something wonktastically different. Nick Hanauer, one of the founding investors of Amazon gave an eyebrow-raising talk that casts quite a bit of doubt on Mitt Romney’s biggest campaign asset — that the rich are super-awesome at creating jobs.

Watch Hanauer’s remarks in the clip above and catch the Amazon co-founder tonight in a Last Word exclusive.


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Are the rich America's job creators?