Sen. Boxer: GOP Using Term ‘Job Creators’ Is ‘So Much Bull'

By Nicholas Ballasy | July 22, 2011 | 12:54 PM EDT

( – Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) criticized Republicans for using the term 'job creators', calling their rhetoric “so much bull.”

“Why do they cut and cap our hopes and dreams? To protect tax breaks for the millionaires and the billionaires. It’s quite obvious. They call them – what do they call them? The job creators,” she told a news conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, referring to the “Cut, Cap and Balance” bill that passed the House.

“They say, ‘don’t tax the job creators.’ Well, I checked it out folks and the fact is if you look at the biggest job creation motor in this country, small business, only 1.4 percent of them earn more than 450,000 – 3 percent of them earn more than 250,000 so that’s just so much bull. Let’s put that baby to rest. When Jon Stewart, the comedian starts making fun of you for constantly saying job creators is they don’t know how to say the words millionaires and billionaires so they came up with this slogan which is false on its face.”

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) (Penny Starr/

Boxer was referring to comments Stewart made on the Monday edition of the “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central.

“Republicans are no longer allowed to say that people are rich. You have to refer to them as job creator. You can’t even use the word rich. You have to say, this chocolate cake is so moist and job creator,” said Stewart on the program.