You are claiming that make work jobs created by the government is the best bet? Do you realize how inefficient that is? Let's not even call it government, let's call it a "third party". So when you and I make money you want us to give a larger share of that money to this third party, who then must hire government employees to dole this money out for pretend jobs. How is that efficient, how is that smart?
Doesn't it make more sense for those who naturally create jobs to allow them to keep more of their money so that they can do more of what they're good at?
Do you hate the rich that much that you are willing to hurt the economy further by trusting the government to do something that it is not in the business of doing and that is creating make believe jobs?
Think about this man.
What a convoluted and inefficient way of trying to grow an economy. Why in the world would you not allow the rich to do what they do naturally? Invest, invent and create jobs? I don't understand why anyone would think contrary to this very simple and quite natural plan. Even your buddy Obama new this. That's why OBAMA EXTENDED THE BUSH TAX CUTS. And he really, really. really hates rich people. But he knew that he would drive the economy into the ground by raising taxes. BUT, he will speak out against tax cuts because it's good politics. Come on you're a smart guy you understand this right?
Ask yourself this question: How did we get where we are currently? Did the government create Microsoft, Walmart, McDonalds and the very long list of other successful enterprises? And what about all of the small businesses that need their capital to grow?
How did government become the answer? When was government ever the answer?
Wow, that's big of you. May I ask your age and where you're from? Because you are starting to sound like someone who is leaning far, far left and I'm wondering why.
Oh my gosh - - You really don't understand this do you?
First of all, how do you think people become impoverished? Is it because there are ample opportunites, or because there are a lack of opportunities? If you say that it's because of a lack of opportunities then all your doing is creating a worse environment by taking money away from people who create opportunities.
Are people poor because government isn't big enough? Think about that....THINK!!
When a factory cuts 100 workers how does that help the working class? Yet, if you over tax the owner(s) of that factory that's exactly what can happen.
Giving the government more money only makes the government larger and more powerful. That has never helped anyone long-term and there is no point in history where you can demonstrate to me that it has. Certainly not in American history.
Where was the government when some of the greatest corporations in the world were being formed by ambitious men whose goal was to become wealthy? And along the way they createed millions of jobs for people who in turn had a good life because of these business starters.
How does the government even fit into that equation?
Here is the government business scenario:
"Okay folks we have a road we're going to build to employ all of you people without a job. We have 7 billion dollars in this project so we can really help a lot of you poor folks. In fact we are going to be able to employ a heck of a lot of people for almost 3 years. Of course in order to do this we had to raise taxes on EVERY ONE! And that includes those evil rich people who had the audacity to work hard save create and take a chance--BASTARDS HOW DARE THEY? So for the next three years live it up you have employment. Of course because we took more of the people's money the private sector jobs are now diminished, but so what Uncle Sam is here for 3 years or so.....um after that we'll just go back and raise taxes again...This will work for a while...."
By the way if you confiscated all of the money from all of those rich people that you hate so much you couldn't even operate the government for a full year! Did you know that? Taxes have to be raised on everyone to even make a difference. There are not enough rich people to float the US government. But again why do that when we can allow the private sector to grow with tax breaks?
GET IT YET?