Of course these private-sector workers are enslaved, but not, as you claim, by their employers. While they are the ones doing actual productive work, creating wealth and value, and contributing to the economy and to society as a whole; they are enslaved in that they are forced to give up some of their own earnings in taxes to support the government workers whom you lionize, who receive much higher wages and benefits than their private-sector counterparts do (and at the expense of their private-sector counterparts) while contributing much less.
Your public-sector workers, are, in fact, the true “pigs at the trough”, consuming the wealth created by the private-sector workers.
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The five great lies of the
We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.
the government can allocate money to address our domestic energy problem head on by funding the research to discover what comes after oil, a problem which the private sector will not address in earnest until there's an even more serious crisis. and by then, we might not have enough time. a moonshot domestic energy infrastructure and research program will create a lot of jobs.
the government can allocate money for numerous problems that are not being effectively addressed by the private sector.
You have to see both parts of the the President's proposals. So many people are focused on his jobs plan they forget about his deficit reduction plan. They are designed to work together, not separately.Sorry, I do not believe you address a real problem (debt) by adding even more debt. Your arguement is the same one used 2-3 years ago. I understand your arguement, I just completely disagree with it. If the government takes more money and spends more money the public is going to spend less and less. Yes, there will be some jobs filled but they will be offset by less public spending. We don't address our debt and stagnate like we are currently doing. Obama's plan is simply more of the same.
His deficit reduction plan is very similar, if not identical, to what he proposed during the debt limit negotiations - across the board spending cuts with some tax hikes/subsidy eliminations. If implemented, his proposals will reduce the debt and and pay down the deficit gradually over time. Considering that the conservatives on both sides of the political divide have been calling for less government spending, I see this as a good thing.
I don't see how his jobs plan adds to the debt when it is designed to be deficit neutral. He's not asking to borrow more money, just use what revenues are generated via creative tax schemes (i.e., the "Buffet Rule" intended to increase the tax on hedge fund managers or by implementing the millionaire surtax as amended by Sen. Reid) or by offsetting spending by eliminating subsidies on industries that have shown they can compete in the free market place on their own. I find nothing wrong with either concept. Now, while these measures are not being advertised as being "permanent" long-term measures, I can understand how people see them as a prelude to permanent changes in the tax code. To that, I say simply watch to ensure if these such measures aren't terminated within the timeframe outlined in the deficit proposal. If Congress is to be trusted again with doing its job, we have to do ours. And that means holding our congressman accountable. That's what you have the Tea Party/Blue Dog Democrats for, but neither can be so "dogmatic" that their idealogy becomes so rabbid that they lose sight of the bigger picture. And to keep career politicians from starting in on their rhetorical , the best the voting public can do is fire them now! and avoid that inevitability.
You want to take back this country? Put the power back in the hands of the People. I think the moment is now. For me, that means getting rid of those who are out for self and not for the people who elected them to office.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers