“…government does not create jobs”

I would prefer it if more politicians sounded like Herman Cain.  Here is a great paragraph that he wrote in today’s Wall Street Journal:

As a longtime leader in the business community, I know firsthand that government does not create jobs. It can only create the conditions in which businesses operate. These conditions can spur growth, or they can suppress it. The conditions imposed by the current administration have suppressed growth.

I’ve heard Cain derided by both left and right as a simple “pizza maker”.   Yet, I’ve heard very few politicians who understood this truth.