In a panel discussion on the financing of infrastructure projects, Chicago mayor and President Barack Obama’s former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, described the relationship between the public and private sectors in his city and stressed that he does not “create jobs — the private sector does.”

“We have eight different inspectors — at any given time they show up [at a business to inspect]. We’re consolidating that and modernizing it. They’re going use, they’re going to go in, check the capacity and send it up on the Internet. And somebody can go on the website, go pull it down in the other department — they don’t have to go in and bother a business with an inspection,” Emanuel, a former Illinois Democratic congressman said Friday at the progressive Center for American Progress.

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