Skip to comments.Maddow-nomics: Have the Feds Hire Everybody!
Posted on 03/05/2011 7:24:12 AM PST by Michael van der Galien
MSNBC has decided that the John Boehner quote below is the political blunder of the year, and Rachel Maddow loves to throw it into nearly every show.
JOHN BOEHNER: In the last two years, under President Obama, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs, if some of those jobs are lost, so be it. Were broke.
Her smug, simplistic refrain is always along the lines of, the Republicans say they are about jobs and here is John Boehner talking about cutting jobs.
MADDOW: Mr. Speaker was responding to reports that his partys economic plan would cost hundreds of thousands of American jobs. His response was -
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) BOEHNER: So be it. (END VIDEO CLIP)
What she and her network cronies leave out here and what they dont get when it comes to Wisconsin is that Americans who work in the private sector are the employers of those who work in the public sector. And like any employer, they only want as many employees as it takes to get the job done. Having too many does not help your economy, it drags it down.
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And, so, what are her ratings?
both her listeners are unable to understand
lets just ignore msnbc- they are the propoganda arm of the democrats
That would leave no one to fleece for benefits. Fail.
They are NOT an asset but a liability..
Mark Levin put it well - I paraphrase:
You can’t rely on the government to cut waste, fraud, and abuse. Government IS waste, fraud, and abuse.
I can’t stand the snarky smugness of this personality. To me it is just nails on a chalkboard.
Hey Rachel, ponder this: Does a Federal worker pay enough Federal Income taxes to cover his own salary? No? Then a Federal Job isn’t a job, it is a tax drain on the private sector.
I understand the frustration of the government employees in Wisconsin. They feel that they have provided a valuable service to society and should be compensated appropriately. However they are missing the big picture which is that they are dependent on the tax payer to foot their living. Unlike a real business in which workers share in the revenue stream created by the efforts of the company the fruit of their labors so to speak. Public sector employees do not create a revenue stream by their very nature, they require a tax revenue stream. Since this is the case the normal reasons for unionization dont really work. TO be honest I would be hostile toward unions with government employees as well.
I wouldn’t waste time watching this dumb prat but I did catch a snippet of her act when I was looking for something on youtube. She suggested that the producers of coal/oil energy be penalized for the pollution they’ve caused in the past. Like some giant class action suit for those who opposed unicorn dander as a source of energy like the “progressives” wanted.
This is what passes for smart on the left. I don’t want to roll over but I feel drained and hopeless when you see what you’re up against and how many people buy into this garbage. How is the system not going to collapse? How?
leftists believe that technology, health care, and materials come from mommy and daddy...
They don’t understand that people have to actually make stuff. Bunch of morons.
And the money fairies will come out at night and put money in everyones shoes.
I gave the dyke a view the other night, and I can’t believe they(MSNBC) has the gall to think they are unbiased. It might as well have been an infomercial for the DNC or CPUSA.
She needs to move to Dalton, Georgia and graze out her retirement.
She is not the only one on MSNBC claiming this. They are telling their audiences that Republicans didn't run on cutting spending or repealing Obama-care or creating private sector jobs, that it was just jobs,jobs, jobs... any-type even government jobs. (Cute trick huh?) A liberal here repeated the same claim to me a couple of weeks ago, he obviously heard it from the lib media which is all he listens to. They must convince themselves the Tea party ran as big government spenders in 2010.
What they are trying to do is repeat the arguments that Republicans used against them even if their arguments are completely bogus.
The following statement by Sir Winston Churchill, upon leaving office as Prime Minister in 1945, was prophetic for Great Britain, and as it turns out, the United States and the world:
"I do not believe in the power of the State to plan and enforce. No matter how numerous are the committees they set up or the ever-growing hordes of officials they employ or the severity of the punishments they inflict or threaten, they can't approach the high level of internal economic production achieved under free enterprise. Personal initiative, competitive selection, and profit motive corrected by failure and the infinite processes of good housekeeping and personal ingenuity, these constitute the life of a free society. It is this vital creative impulse that I deeply fear the doctrines and policies of the socialist government has destroyed. Nothing that they can plan and order and rush around enforcing will take its place. They have broken the main spring and until we get a new one, the watch wil not go. Set the people free. Get out of the way and let them make the best of themselves. I am sure that this policy of equalizing misery and organizing society--instead of allowing diligence, self-interest and ingenuity to produce abundance--has only to be prolonged to kill this British Island stone dead."
In the early days of America's experiment in liberty, its Founders warned of oppressive taxation by those elected to represent the people. Under their "People's" Constitution, the people were left free, and the government was limited.
While Europe struggled with oppressive government intervention, the genius Founders of America recognized enduring truths about human nature, the human tendency to abuse power, and the possibilities of liberty for individuals. Richard Frothingham's 1872 "History of the Rise of the Republic of the United States," Page 14, contained the following footnote item on the condition of citizens of France:
"Footnote 1. M. de Champagny (Dublin Review, April, 1868) says of France, 'We were and are unable to go from Paris to Neuilly; or dine more than twenty together; or have in our portmanteau three copies of the same tract; or lend a book to a friend: or put a patch of mortar on our own house, if it stands in the street; or kill a partridge; or plant a tree near the road-side; or take coal out of our own land: or teach three or four children to read, . .. without permission from the civil government.'"
Clearly the government of France at that 1868 date laid an oppressive regulatory and tax burden on citizens, robbing them of their Creator-endowed liberty and enjoyment thereof. Frothingham observed that such coercive power constituted "a noble form robbed of its lifegiving spirit."
Thomas Jefferson warned Americans:
"To preserve [the] independence [of the people,] we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four, give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses, and the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they now do, on oatmeal and potatoes, have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account, but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers." --Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval, 1816. ME 15:39
Note Jefferson's very last thought here. He declares that when government taxing and debt have reached certain levels, in order for individuals to survive, then their chosen "employment" becomes "hiring ourselves to rivet their (the government's) chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers." Might that account for why it is government employment levels which have risen at such great rates in the past 2 years?
Inasmuch as government creates no wealth and has no money, the pay for every job in government must first come out of the pockets of hardworking citizens in the private sector or be borrowed (to be paid back eventually from the pockets of future generations).
Ahhh, guess that's what you call "redistributing" wealth! In Jefferson's words, it's called "rivet(ing) chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers."
You're right. With every toss of the head, every wide-eyed sneer, every stretch of that giraffe-neck, every 45-degree-forward lean on an elbow (the better to appear to be confidently in your face, my dear), with every pseudo-intellectual contrivnce of sophistry -- (he, she, it) epitomizes childishness). A thinking person should really see a few minutes of it just to be informed; but it is really hard to take for very long.
A SNL Parody is long, long overdue.
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