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.

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Written by The Parse

January 19, 2010 at 3:43 pm

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