The Parse

Parsing the stupidity

Oh yeah, jobs…

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Going into his second year, Obama is going to focus first on jobs.  What?  I thought that’s what he’d been focused on.  Well, not really, but that was the White House message.  Apparently focusing on jobs means passing pork-loaded stimulus bills that do nothing to keep the unemployment rate from going up to 10+ percent (and the actual rate, when factoring in those who have given up looking, is much higher).  The only way to continue that focus is to pass more pork-loaded bills, I guess.

But in all honesty I don’t even want elected leaders focusing on jobs.  Why have we gotten to the point where we expect government to be the job-creating machine?  Government can’t create jobs because it has to remove wealth and job-creation from other parts of the economy to do it.  Government should focus on doing less, not more.  That might actually create the breathing room for real, net job creation.


Written by The Parse

January 19, 2010 at 3:43 pm

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