On the basis that those they did hire (e.g. to keep their streets and sewer lines clear, water lines connected and supplied, garbage collected, and so forth) have now unionized against them and inflated their wages and benefits to levels that no longer provide sufficient public funding for more public employees.
On the basis that public sector pensions have resulted in monumental liabilities that have been pinned on the new generation of taxpayers, who happen to be poorer and more underemployed and over-indebted than their parents' and grandparents' generations were at the same age.
On all sorts of bases do I argue that the government does not need to be giving people "jobs" for the sake of them being "employed." I would rather expand welfare (for working age people) than create workfare as a pretense of productivity.
Last edited by Neomalthusian; 07-09-15 at 01:30 AM.
By the time I retire, or at least am at the age to retire - the dollar will be complete garbage, and living conditions in the U.S. will be severely degraded.
If I could have a percentage of my cut now, I'd take it and get the he!! out of the country - and watch Rome burn from afar.
You can't find a single infrastructure or service that's understaffed...? Do you have any idea how severely our bridges have deteriorated because they aren't properly maintained...?
These things don't exist because, we aren't already paying for them already...?
Sorry, no, that whole argument has a foundation of soggy bread. Unemployment is pure economic inefficiency. Wasted productivity. It could be used to produce goods and services that increase our GDP and make our dollar stronger. And giving the unemployed money increases aggregate demand wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy more than cutting taxes for the rich (in effect, giving money to the rich).
I said no, only because I want it all. But I know I'll be means tested and we have "too much money" so I won't see a penny of it anyway, and I'm ****ing 53.
Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. ~W.C. Fields