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Thread: Job Factories: Fed Gov’t, States, Constantly Expand Gov’t Costs, Inefficiency

  1. #1
    Camlow

    Job Factories: Fed Gov’t, States, Constantly Expand Gov’t Costs, Inefficiency

    Creating 2 ½ million private sector jobs would be true wealth creation, as it was in the 80’s, 90’s and after the 2003 tax cuts.

    We are hearing from President-Elect Obama, great exaggeration of run-down infrastructure. Millions will be fooled by this rhetoric while also being detoured from the enormous cost and financial drain of increasing the jobs factory in which government is already mired at the federal and state levels and in most big cities, that can least afford it.

    States now have double and triple the purchasing power they had decades ago and can definitely afford to maintain their own roads and bridges.

    We already have pumped hundreds of billions into highway and transportation, pork-laden legislation, much of which has gone the way of the billions paid for decades, to strengthen the Louisiana levees, before Katrina hit Louisiana.

    Besides the fact that the oversized government workforce is a vote getting device, the cost per worker drains wealth but does not create any.

    The federal government could simply start taking billions less from each state, let the state do its own work much more efficiently and do what it needs and no more.

    Now we send money to bureaucrats, who do more hiring in D.C. therefore they can only send back a portion of what the state sent in the first place. Back in that state the special interests scramble to get what they can, and the sponsoring politician smiles and says your welcome, as you reward him with your vote, for the jobs he created, by using your money inefficiently.

    Abracadabra!

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    anonnymous

    Re: Job Factories: Fed Gov’t, States, Constantly Expand Gov’t Costs, Inefficiency

    Well, in my state 75% of the bridges need to be either repaired or replaced and we still have a number of dirt roads. We need more schools and hospitals.

    Now those dollars that they are pumping into the banks and financial firms does not create anything but debt with no payback. Whereas, it takes a lot of people to build roads, bridges, schools and hospitals and it is broad based economic stimulation in the economy.

    Will there be corruption? Yes, but that is why we need oversight. If we do nothing to revive our manufacturing base we will dry up and be a do nothing, starving country.

    I do not particularly like some of the choices that the president elect has made but he is trying and does have a plan and I am willing to support him in his efforts to get things done.

    Does that mean I am all goo goo over all his proposals? No, but he is what we have to live with the next four years and I want my president to be a success. From what I have seen he is very presidential, serious and shows a genuine concern for the people and so far has earned my support.

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    Freedom for All

    Re: Job Factories: Fed Gov’t, States, Constantly Expand Gov’t Costs, Inefficiency

    Schools are government run facilities, funded by taxes and not intended to operate at a profit. Building more schools will drain more taxpayer money as initial outlays and establish a permanent drain on taxpayers as operating costs and salaries.

    Schools aren't an infrastructure item that can grow the economy.

    Hospitals aren't largely profitable, and once Obama and the Socialists nationalize them, they'll be nothing but money pits. Again, the same arguments regarding schools will apply to the nationalized health care industry and the conclusion is that hospitals aren't an infrastructure item that can grow the economy.

    There's no point in building or paving roads if the road doesn't have enough traffic. People have to want to go where the road goes, first. So simply claiming that "roads" will grow the economy is meaningless. Also, most roads are local, and the locals should pay for it if they want it so much.

    Re-establishing the principle of federalism will do more the strengthen the economy than the reverse. The economy of California would greatly improve if the feds didn't take $1.74 for each dollar it spends here.

    What else is there? Oh, yeah, energy infra-structure. How does the construction, operating, and replacement costs of windmills compare to the construction, operating, and replacement costs of an offshore oil well in terms of joules per dollar?

    That's if I subscribed to the silly notion that the government should be spending taxpayer dollars to provide investment money for private enterprise, which I do not.

  4. #4
    anonnymous

    Re: Job Factories: Fed Gov’t, States, Constantly Expand Gov’t Costs, Inefficiency

    Let me clarify for you. If government is going to spend my money I would much rather it go to building roads, bridges, schools, hospitals than to bankers who are going to dilute it into worthless paper.

    Now having said that, the best thing that our government can do during this crisis is to stop spending money we do not have. Develope a plan to pay down the debt and balance the budget.

    Then they can start reducing the size of government starting with entitlements and going down the list, much like Obama stated yesterday he would.

  5. #5
    freckles

    Re: Job Factories: Fed Gov’t, States, Constantly Expand Gov’t Costs, Inefficiency

    Quote Originally Posted by anonnymous View Post
    Well, in my state 75% of the bridges need to be either repaired or replaced and we still have a number of dirt roads. We need more schools and hospitals.

    Now those dollars that they are pumping into the banks and financial firms does not create anything but debt with no payback. Whereas, it takes a lot of people to build roads, bridges, schools and hospitals and it is broad based economic stimulation in the economy.

    Will there be corruption? Yes, but that is why we need oversight. If we do nothing to revive our manufacturing base we will dry up and be a do nothing, starving country.

    I do not particularly like some of the choices that the president elect has made but he is trying and does have a plan and I am willing to support him in his efforts to get things done.

    Does that mean I am all goo goo over all his proposals? No, but he is what we have to live with the next four years and I want my president to be a success. From what I have seen he is very presidential, serious and shows a genuine concern for the people and so far has earned my support.
    Our hospitals keep going under. And all I personally see from this idea is a good opportunity for illegals to be granted amnesty and immediate employment.

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