Hypothetically speaking …
As a small business owner, if the federal government was offering me “stimulus money” for the purpose of keeping an employee or hiring someone new, I’d have no choice – economically or morally – but to give it back. There is simply no way on God’s green earth that I, or any other small business owner, would (or could) actually use so-called stimulus cash to put someone to work or keep someone on the payroll.
It doesn’t even make sense, does it?
I run a business out here in the private sector – or as I refer to it, Obama’s toilet. How am I – or anyone else in the trenches – supposed to benefit from such a moronic, ill-conceived handout program?
To me, the idea of expanding government by hiring people is bad enough. But the thought of having my neighbors relinquish more of their hard-earned money so that I could temporarily “save” an employee’s job in my private sector business, assuming such a dumb thing would ever work, is inconceivable to me.
And if, in some alternate universe, I could retain an employee based on a government handout, how in the world would that be a good thing?
How does taking from the earners make for a healthy economy?
Honestly, listening to liberals speak is sometimes like having someone run a cheese grater along the back of your leg.
Assuming the economy is limping along – which it would have to be to warrant a stimulus money infusion – how does paying someone with other people’s money to keep someone else employed help my business? How does it generate capital? How does it keep me a viable competitor in the market place? In other words, if I am not seeing any real-world increase in business – if the only boost in income is artificial – what happens when the handout dries up? Do I then fire the person whose job I was supposedly “saving?” Do I keep that person on and raise prices during an economic downturn?
Do liberals ever think ahead?
Of course, the vast majority of jobs supposedly “saved” or “created” by President Obama’s stimulus bill were government jobs.
Thus, what President Obama really accomplished was sucking money out of the economy – always a bad move during tough economic times – and redistributing it in the form of paychecks.
Sounds like a winning plan, doesn’t it?
Well, brace yourselves. The future looks very bright ahead … for high-paying, non-private sector jobs, that is.
Susan Adams from Forbes.com, writing for ABC News:
While companies large and small continue to shrink their workforces, the federal government remains on a steady hiring course across the country.
Uncle Sam will hire 600,000 people over the next four years, a 50% increase over the previous four, reports Max Stier of the Washington-based Partnership for Public Service, a group that promotes government jobs.
Six-hundred thousand over four years?
Despite popular notions to the contrary, an increase in the number of public-sector jobs is not something to be tripping the light fantastic over. It is no indicator of recovery. I’m not sure why this concept eludes leftists. It’s unclear to those who tend toward rational thought why such monumental wastes of taxpayer dollars, like the construction of light rail systems where they aren’t needed, are seen as positive, productive endeavors.
In what universe? How exactly?
(Those leftists love their light rail systems, don’t they?)
Next to President Obama’s policies, I don’t know that there is anything quite as empty as the cars in Seattle’s never-used, taxpayer raping trains.
There’s nothing like confiscating money from private citizens to pay the salaries of people who hold jobs that would never exist in the private sector.
Please don’t misunderstand me.
I’m not talking about jobs that almost everyone agrees are best handled by government – military, police, fire protection, etc. Yes, there are legitimate functions of government.
Rather, I’m talking about useless government expansion for the purpose of “putting people to work.”
When the government outpaces the private sector in both job growth and pay – which it has been, and will continue to do under President Obama – the word unsustainable comes to mind.
And with projected record deficits of well over a trillion dollars ahead – that’s just the deficit, not the total debt – it won’t be long before those making over $150,000 … then a $100,000 … then $75,000 … will all become America’s wealthy class – and subject accordingly to Obamacrat tax increases.
Under President Obama, we’ve made it!