Skip to comments.Obama: ‘Economy Would Be Much Better Off’ With More Government Workers
Posted on 07/30/2013 9:35:37 PM PDT by Olog-hai
President Barack Obamaciting the job losses since he took officesaid the economy would be much better off, unemployment would be 6.5 percent and the national deficit would be in decline if there were more federal, state and local government workers.
If those layoffs had not happened, if public sector employees grew like they did in the past two recessions, the unemployment rate would be 6.5 instead of 7.5, Obama said. Our economy would be much better off, and the deficit would still be going down because we would be getting more tax revenue.
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Obama is an idiot. You’ve got to take money OUT of the economy to pay government workers. Shoot, we might as well just spend our way to prosperity. /s
I can’t respond to this. I would be banned. Hopefully just saying “IDIOT” will not be too bad.
He’s so stupid, his ideas are so stupid, and the republicans just sit there and say nothing,
Obama is certifiably insane.
There are two types of commies: the ignorant ones and the extortionists.
Total insanity, we are doomed.
And the Boat would stop sinking if we drill another hole so to let the water drain out!
Any other politician would be hard pressed to keep a straight face sayin' it ...
Oh my gawd. Everything he says is dumber or more destructive than his previous statements. Lusteni g to him is like Dante’s descent into the inferno. It keeps getting worse and worse. Can America survive another 1000+ days of this torture?
Ah, yes ... this coming from the expert on the economy. His socialist upbringing is showing.
This is how Zer0 seeks favor from the unions. The unions would love more government workers too. Just ask Detroit.
Pure economic illiteracy.
Kind of like the old Soviet Union, right Barry?
Public employees are like coat hangers in a closet - they reproduce madly in the dark.
Bump for later
“Obama is an idiot.”
Yes, he is.
More government employees would require more taxes to pay the additional salaries.
Those taxes would have to come from the private sector.
With that kind of thinking — we need more governent workers — no wonder Team Obama have been able to do little to improve the economy.
That is about as ridiculous as saying, if you run out of cash, just write a check.
Meanwhile, General Washington’s doctors ordered more leeches applied to loosen up his blood flow...
(Yes, I know that in certain cases leeches are used to prevent clotting, but when the leeches’ weight becomes a substantial fraction of the patient’s, you might have a problem!)
I have an idea! Why don’t we ALL work for the government? Then there would be no unemployment and revenue would be through the roof!
Not really. He didn’t say this. He is a communist, that is for sure but is he stupid as well or is this just another show for the fawning, lick spittle proletariat?
We have gone this far down that the proletariat are stupid enough to swallow this shite?
This is a disaster of epic proportions.
I know people who actually believe that. Some of them teach college kids.
Government jobs are a negative for the economy
Totally defies all sense of logic.
And we can just keep printing money forever and we can play monopoly and, and, and. We would produce nothing and just follow Plisga’s rule of a thousand.
Plisga’s rule of a thousand says that once you get to a company of a thousand employees you don’t actually have to produce a product but instead can just pass notes and communicate with one another. Just wonderful!
Dumb ass. Simple as that. Dumb ass communist!
Et Voila! Zero unemployment and tax payments to the federal treasury too big to calculate. The deficit disappears and we all live happily ever after.
Like your tagline ...
BTW, You got any white bread?
You’ll be happy to hear that Google has already indexed your post and it shows at the very top when I search for “Plisga’s rule of a thousand” (imagine how much more and much sooner NSA knows!), but it doesn’t return any other relevant results. Are you sure that’s how it’s spelled?
No, both sides want what the eventual outcome will bring.
Try at least 80% fewer government workers.
We should be nearly at full employment with all the new welfare leeches using this Obamalogic
more gubmint jobs for sub-par blacks to do poorly and be unable to be fired from.
we all do work for gubmint at least through most of may, every year.
Idiot doesn’t even described how stupid he is. It is beyond my comprehension that someone that ignorant can be elected President...twice.
Not only is the bam the biggest a-hole on the planet, the repubs are going right along with it, encouraging it even.
Shoot..., just think how peachy everything would be if private enterprise were outlawed and we all worked for the Glorious State...!
I try to explain to people that government workers don’t contribute to the tax base (the private sector pays all the government’s bills)and they don’t add to the economy (they can only spend money that would have been spent by the private sector). Only after careful explanation does the light bulb go on. Unfortunately Obama’s burned out a long time ago.
Unfortunately about a third of the voters, illegal and legal believe him.
NOBODY is this stupid. Not even the African communist simpleton Ubama believes government workers, who of course get paid with tax dollars, return a greater amount back to the government in tax dollars than the amount of tax dollars government paid them in the first place. It's a basic mathematic reality that any suburban 1st grader would quickly understand.
Therefore, the only other possible conclusion must be that that punk Ubama is once again lying through his teeth.
This is a satire piece, right? That scumbag Ubama didn't really say this. He couldn't have. Nobody could.
Except maybe Krugman.
i don’t know what is more disturbing that he believes such craziness or he just blatantly lies about it
According to Obama’s theory, the two “unfunded” Bush wars would actually help the economy. The money to pay for wars isn’t flushed down the toilet, It is used to pay government contractors, soldiers, etc. Thus, by this logic it is Obama who is hurting the economy by downsizing the military.
Obama is an economic illiterate, but so are most Americans.
He can’t pay the 650,000 DoD civilians he has now.
Pelosi thinks we need more people on unemployment and welfare because they will spend the money.
Unfortunately this is not satire. Obama is the smartest man in all 58 states. He is surrounded by people just as smart. His Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack claimed, “when you talk about the SNAP program or the food stamp program, you have to recognize that it’s also an economic stimulus. Every dollar of SNAP benefits generates $1.84 in the economy in terms of economic activity.” Nancy Pelosi asserted that unemployment benefits generate jobs more quickly than almost any other program, because they inject demand into the economy. Why has it not occurred to them to put us all on food stamps and give us government jobs? By this theory the economy would skyrocket. Don’t worry about the private sector paying for this. Just write rubber checks. There is plenty of money in “Obama’s Stash.” Pick up yo Obama phone and call yo representative.