Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Job Creators

So we can't have higher taxes on the wealthiest 1% of Americans because they are the job creators. America has listened. This class enjoys the lowest tax rate EVER. And all this during a lousy economy and a war.

So create some jobs already.

This same group continues to blame the current administration for the poor economy. But it doesn't take a genius to realize that the economy is primarily poor because people are employed. Yes, yes you can argue that other causes started the downward cycle, but the main issue now is just that too many people aren't working, spending, paying taxes, etc.

The self-proclaimed "job creators" can't have it both ways. Either they can create jobs with that huge pile of cash they are sitting on and/or sharing on bonuses and take all the credit, or they cannot actually create jobs and therefore blame Obama for the bad economy. Since the most vocal choose to blame the Administration, then is the other also true? That they actually cannot create jobs? And if they can't, then why should they get extra breaks?

They might sign the paycheck at the end of the day, but roads and buses take those people to work. Public schools and colleges educate their workers. Fire fighters and police ensure their safety. Enormous tax breaks are given when they actually DO hire.

I'm not without humor. A comedian on Jon Stewart some months ago said, "Republicans are job creationists. We know the rich create jobs. Democrats just believe that jobs evolve from millions of years of stimulus packages." I want to vote for a politician who knows that the path forward is neither road . . . it is the middle road. This is increasingly the road less taken.

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