Are politicians really job creators?Posted by Dan Deceuster on Wednesday Aug 17, 2011 under Politics
Lately the Republican candidates for 2012 are all talking about how Obama has killed jobs, and how, if they were President, they would create jobs. Jobs, jobs, jobs. I get it. But seriously, unless these Republicans plan on expanding the government by 14 million workers, what jobs are they going to create?
You see, none of them has said anything about how they will create jobs. Lower taxes they say. Less regulation they say. More business certainty they say. That’s great and all, but employers are the ones who will be doing the hiring. If a politician says they will create jobs, they are lying. Especially a Republican. You see, as President, the only jobs they can directly create would be government jobs. Since no Republican is allowed to grow the size of government by $1 we all know they don’t plan on giving government jobs to the unemployed. They must expect the private sector will be giving these jobs.
So are they really creating them? Did Obama really kill them? Obama certainly has killed jobs. There are far fewer government jobs today than when he took office. But he didn’t necessarily fire any of those people. Perhaps his policies have worsened the economy. Perhaps Republicans think their policies will help the economy. But isn’t it a bit presumptuous to say “I will create jobs.”
I for one would like to see a candidate run for President under this banner: “I will do nothing…absolutely nothing.” Now that is a President I can really get behind. Give me a President who will come in to office, veto everything, undo everything he can, and get the government out of our lives. Nothing would push the economy along better than getting the giant road block of government out of the way.
Why won’t one of them say they will simply eliminate as much of the government as possible? Because by so doing, a lot of public employees will probably lose their jobs. So Republicans are both pro-jobs and anti-government while at the same time government employs millions of people. That makes sense. How about being pro-economy? How about creating an environment for the economy to grow? How hard could it be.
Apparently too hard for the current President. All he does is blame Bush and blame Republicans. The guy is the model of passing the buck. Can’t take responsibility for any bad thing ever happening. Takes credit for all the good, says the bad was out of his control and Republicans fault. Brilliant. This guy is such a pathetic excuse of a person. Hey Barack, remember that guy Bill Clinton? He had 16 years of a Republican White House before him. He had a Republican controlled Congress to deal with. He also oversaw great economic gains in this country, balanced the budget and left with a surplus. Oh and those Republicans tried to impeach him the whole time. They kind of had it out for him.
How did he get anything done? How did he succeed? By attacking the Republicans at every opportunity? How about try working with them? Be a real leader like Clinton was before you. Look at Mitt Romney. The state legislature in Massachusetts in his Governorship was 85% Democrat. He still got things done and balanced the state budget and left it with a surplus. It’s been done on both sides of the aisle. Apparently others can figure this out. Get with the program.
All right, enough of a rant for today. Just remember, politicians are all bad and can’t be trusted. And if you are unemployed and waiting for a politician to create a job for you, stop. The best person to create a job for you is you.