I’ve been watching with some fascination the opening skirmishes of the US Presidential election. It really is a battle for the heart, soul and future of the American Republic, and it promises to be bloody. Although of course it’s damned hard to give a bloody nose to a column of smoke.
One thing which infuriates me is when the Chimera-in-Chief talks about “saving or creating” jobs.
No politician ever creates jobs. They are the parasitic class. They do not create jobs. The very best, most economy-buildingest, job-creatingest politician, from Ronald Reagan to Margaret Thatcher, did not create a single job during their time in government. The very best a politician can do is to minimize the number of jobs they destroy, or they prevent the private sector from creating. And Pres Barry is doing a fantastic job of preventing the private sector from creating jobs.
Even a politician who repeals laws and regulations, which unleash the private sector to create millions of jobs, is only reversing the damage done by his predecessors. Pres Barry has signed off on literally hundreds of laws and regulations, wrapping private business up in so much red tape they can hardly move, and will (once he gets reelected and has more flexibility) massively ramp-up taxes on income, capital gains and dividends. Further strangling business. And that’s just the beginning. Man, Mitt Romney is gonna get a sore hand signing off on all those repeals (or so I hope).
So please, politician parasites, don’t talk about jobs you’ve created. You’re lying. Talk instead about removing or at least reducing the insane amount of regulation and red tape you use to prevent people who *do* create jobs from so doing. And then do it. As for creating jobs, leave that to people who work for a living. Just get the hell out of the way.
(Cross-posted, just for fun, on Facebook) :popcorn