FINALLY! Politician Speaks Truth
I’ve been dying to hear a politician, any politician, say what Linda McMahon said during a recent debate with Dick Blumenthal.
“Government does not create jobs.”
That is the absolute truth, and God bless McMahon for saying it.
Well, in one hundred percent honesty, the government can create jobs. A few, here and there, to be sure, but they are jobs. Bureaucrats, agency staff, military personnel, and to be honest, firefighters and police. But those are not the jobs that will grow the economy, increase standards of living, or lead to any long-term sustainability. Granted, the police, firefighters, and military jobs will protect the jobs that will, but the bureaucrats and government agencies will more often than not threaten them.
I get so sick to death of hearing, especially from Democrats, that Republicans are rewarding companies that “ship jobs overseas.” I honestly have yet to hear a coherent reason, in any form, of how they are doing that.
Here’s a fact: A company is in business to make a profit. That is their reason for existence. Someone, or a group of someones (sometimes known by the demonic title of “corporation”) has an idea for a product or service that someone wants. They decide that they will make widgets to sell on the open market. They also decide that since it costs, counting x-number of employees running the assembly line, raw materials that will eventually be molded into widgets, the cost of shipping those raw materials to the factory, and the trucks that will carry the widgets to your local WalMart will cost, broken down per unit, about $2.50 each. So if they can sell each widget at $4 each, and sell a million of them, they company, er, evil corporation, will make $150 Million at the end of the day.
Now, lets throw some other factors in there. Now Washington DC wants to add taxes to that $150 Million, because that’s windfall profits. And, by the way, you have to provide full-ride Health Control Insurance to every single one of those poor, downtrodden workers making those cheap-ass widgets you’re so proud of. Not to mention the Union Wages all those workers are demanding, now the cost of making each widget comes up to about $3.75. And it ain’t the Republicans doing that! Now, either you raise the cost of each widget to $6 each, or you find somewhere else to make them that won’t put those extra demands on the profit margins. Gee, you think China or Taiwan demands you pay thousands of dollars a year for Blue Cross Full Coverage for factory workers? What to do, what to do….?
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: CUT CORPORATE TAX RATES, as low as you possibly can, and preferably to zero. You do that, drop that stupid Health Control Insurance mandate, and you will see companies flocking to our shores, providing long-term jobs, massive economic growth, and a higher standard of living for everyone.
The Government is not the answer.