The latest measurement of success for job creation is the notion of “jobs saved” versus “jobs created” another insult to the common sense intelligence of Americans.
First of all, government cannot create jobs, except those brought about by massive spending on the expansion of the bureaucracy. In fact, the number one job creating entity in America today is the Federal Governement.
Although government cannot and should not create jobs, it has the power to kill jobs by over taxing citizens, stiffling lending to small business by creating confusion and reluctance and by taking more and more decision-making away from people.
A second problem with job creation being placed in the hands of career politicians and bureaucrats is that they simply, in most cases, don’t have a clue about what makes small buisnesses work. Most of the intelligencia in D.C. has never built a business or taken an idea to market. They have never pondered over leases, hiring, training, equipment, payroll, health insurance, employee reviews, etc. It’s all foreign to them.
Washington’s idea of job creation is akin to tapping into the moon for additional water. Or, studying why pigs like mud and how lady bugs breed.
Finally, and perhaps the worst aspect of D.C. centered job creation is that politicians almost NEVER consider anything without FIRST considering the impact it has on their re-election opportunities and their positions within the Capitol pecking order.
Behind job creation as a “theory” is the over-riding temptation on the part of politicians to create self-serving projects, positions and economic solutions that are about THEM, not US, about POWER and not PEOPLE.
Left alone, the D.C. machine is wholly counter productive to what we, the people (remember us?) understand as a real “JOB” or a real business that must be self-motivated, creative, sensible, conservative and forward-thinking in order to sell products and survices and survive the battles they face which are mostly created by D.C. Those of us who don’t live in Oz know that jobs and business creation in America has always been very, very sensible and not at all complicated, unless of course D.C. muddies the waters with thier filthy self-serving hands.
When the D.C. machine empowers itself as the employment Oz pulling the levers and ropes behind a curtain we can expect to wake up and find ourselves involved in the land of Oz and not the real world of Kansas.
Do not be surprised if NASA’s recent discover of H2O on the moon turns in to a massive works project, funded with your tax dollars and manned with members of the D.C. SEIU.
As we enter the holiday season we can give thanks that the D.C. politicians and bureaucrats have not been able to get to Santa and his hard working, non-union elfs. It should come as no surprise that government can only disrupt reality…yours and mine.