Yes, what kinds of jobs should the Government create for us?
ON Thursday, President Obama will deliver a major speech on America’s employment crisis. But too often, what is lost in the call for job creation is a clear idea of what jobs we want to create.
Then of course, Paul Osterman goes on to complain about the wage profiles of the jobs Rick Perry "created", and to pontificate on how higher wages mean happier people and less stressed marriages. Duh.
How about this? How about we just mandate that everyone make $1,000,000 a year. Hell, at 35% tax rate, and 112 million households -- and since 60 percent are married households let's just say 150 million income-earners .... somewhere close to 63 trillion in income taxes. Hey, all problems solved. Sunshine from cucumbers! I say!
If they don't have anything to that we can pay them for, why they can prepare us for a Martian invasion!
I was having a discussion with someone last week, wishing once, just ONCE ... a candidate would say, "No, I am not going to create any jobs. Creating jobs is not the role of the government. My 'jobs plan' is to try to keep the government from making jobs less affordable to business."
Palin would probably be the candidate most likely to say this. This is the thing about her I find most attractive. She gets this. But will she say it?
I think people would jump out of their chairs and cheer.