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Obama’s latest jobs plan
Posted by: McQ on Monday, January 05, 2009

First, per Barack Obama, it was going to be 5 million "green collar" jobs.

Then he did a little subtracting - it became creating or saving 2 million jobs.

Now he's into addition again - now he's going to create 3 million jobs - unfortunately, only 80% will be in the private sector.

And that leaves? Yes, 600,000 new government jobs.

Of course we all know how much of a positive economic effect those have in comparison with private sector jobs, don't we?

But, as Rahm Emanuel said, never let a crisis go by without doing things you probably couldn't do in its absence - like expand the heck out of government.
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Here’s an easy way to create 2MM jobs:

1. Hire 1MM people to dig holes
2. Hire 1MM people to fill holes

At $30k/job, that’s $60B/year which is way less than the numbers being bandied about in DC land. Govt does not "create" jobs, govt’s purpose is to provide the legal fraemwork for private industry to create jobs by fulfilling needs, either from other companies or the ultimate end user consumer.
Written By: TheOldMan
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Somewhere i read that during the New Deal, they hired men to chase tumbleweeds. Well, at least that’s better than welfare . . . .
Written By: Don
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First day on the job, they take the new guys to the side and explain that they should never, ever actually catch the tumbleweeds, because then they’d be out of a job.

paraphrased from my days as an intern at the State of CA. "Don’t work too hard, or there will be no more work."
Written By: Harun
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Don’t count on the liberal media to remind everyone (in 2010 and 2012) about the promises of The Clown™. Three million jobs? What three million jobs? Obama never promised such a thing! He never promised anything dealing with jobs! What? You have him on videotape saying that in 2008? Is that a forgery? Was it made up? Or perhaps you think that he said that - because he never did!

Hmmm...unemployment rate when The Clown™ takes over: 7%. Unemployment in 2010 when Democrats, who control everything, run for re-election? Perhaps 10%. But, according to the dolts in the media, this is an improvement, because the President and the Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader in the US Senate care about you and the American people - so what if they’ve spent us into oblivion with nothing to show for it? Darn you, America, for expecting The Messiah to just wave his clammy hand and make all of Bush’s problems go away in two short years!
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