Today the organizer and over 100 of his really smart friends are going to engage in what sociologists call a “circle jerk” and discuss viewpoints on job creation. Yesterday, TheFundamentals modestly proposed the cancellation of this therapeutical nonsense but, alas, our voice was ignored. So, we boldly go forth with more about the organizers “jobs summit.”
Read the following plan summary to be proposed today by a key meeting participant:
1. Extend the lifeline for jobless workers
2. Rebuild America’s schools, roads and energy systems
3. Increase aid to state and local governments to maintain vital services
4. Fund jobs in our communities
5. Put TARP funds to work for Main Street
Can you guess which special interest group is responsible for this plan? Tick – tock; tick – tock. Okay, time’s up. Here’s a clue. You can read the entire plan at: http://www.aflcio.org/issues/jobseconomy/jobs/americaneedsjobsnow.cfm
The AFL CIO thinks that the best way to create jobs in to keep paying people to not work (#1 above) and spend more money on those ever so productive municipal projects and bureaucrats (#’s 2-4 above) and then set up a bureaucracy to take applications from small and mid size businesses and establish a bunch of rules and employ lawyers to oversee their activities (#5 above.)
Is there anything in the AFL CIO five step plan to encourage competition? Is there anything in the five step plan to get people to leave areas where there are no jobs and move to areas where there are jobs? Is there anything in the plan to limit rules, laws, taxes and other forms of government interference with the small and mid size businesses that create jobs? Is there any mention of product and service quality? Product and service features? Distribution? Limits on lawsuits?
Today, the AFL CIO will present its five step plan. They are the 800# gorilla in the room. Their goofy ideas have already spawned the $787 billion giveaway stimulus spending plan that is paying people to not work and paying thousand of municipal and state bureaucrats to interfere with the natural inclination of free enterprisers to create jobs. The AFL CIO wants more of the same. More government spending and more bureaucrats messing up the jobs creation process. The money the AFL CIO needs to fund its five steps will add to the national debt. More debt will bring the country closer to bankruptcy. The closer the US gets to bankruptcy the fewer jobs will be available. What word(s) define those who wish to bankrupt the country? Foolish? Idiotic? Gorilla?
If Mr. Steve Wynn is not in attendance today, who will tell the AFL CIO to go home, lower their wages and benefits and get to work. Who will tell the organizer to stop government spending and reduce laws, regulations, taxes, lawyers and bureaucratic interference with real job creation? Who will tell the organizer that tax credits tied to new American jobs will produce jobs for a fraction of the cost of government spending programs? Who will speak truth to the gorillas and the fools and the idiots?