Why is the president in charge of job creation in a capitalistic country?

In the US the people look to government to create their jobs. It has not always been that way, in 2004 the people said it is not the presidents job to create jobs but now it is?

Asked By: Demand Destruction - 11/10/2012
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People just like to pass the blame.
Answered By: Sky - 11/10/2012
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It isn't the presidents job to create jobs, it is his job to maintain an economy so that new jobs can be created. That means relax regulations where necessary and to adjust tax rates to a level where it is possible for corporations to compete... More
Answered By: justgetitright - 11/10/2012's not 'always been that way', but that was then and this is now. Early on most people were rural and lived on small farms and in small towns.That ended after WW1. Except for a few major industries, oil, railroads, autos and steel most 'capitalism' was 'small' business....until after WW2. Until the mid 20th... More
Answered By: Noah - 11/10/2012
As chief of the Executive Branch of government, the President has no direct influence over the economy. Directing the economy falls squarely with Congress... More
Answered By: Jebediah - 11/11/2012
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