Monday, April 9, 2012

Government doesn't really create jobs

With the election looming, you will be hearing more and more about job creation. For the record, politicians do NOT create jobs. Hard-working, entrepreneurial individuals do. People who take the risks, have the ideas, and have the drive to start a corporation or small business create jobs. When you hear about government jobs, what you are really hearing about are drains on the economy. In order for that government job to be created, the government has to first confiscate money from tax payers. Government is a "job creator" like Vampires are "blood donors". Sure, vampires are interested in the blood business as a whole, but they certainly aren't going to be creating any.

Your new job title is Lunch.

Government is so bad at job creation, that even having your resume handled personally by the President of the United States does not guarantee employment.

"More than two months after President Barack Obama asked for Darin Wedel's résumé, the phone is quiet, e-mails are no longer flooding in and the long-sought-after job interviews -- which had begun to be scheduled -- have petered out.

"Not even recruiting companies are calling anymore," said Jennifer Wedel, the Fort Worth mother of two who chatted online this year with Obama about her out-of-work husband." (more)

If the most powerful man in the free world can't hook up one job, do you really think he will be able to create enough jobs to save the failing economy?

Since government can't really create jobs, what can government do? Simple. Get the hell out of the way. Reduce unnecessary regulation, restrictions, reduce taxes, and simplify work rules. The people can handle the rest. Without the burden of excessive government - without political vampires sucking them dry - the business community will thrive.