SCOTTSDALE ARIZONA – September 1, 2010 –
I was thinking. Our country could be described as two groups:
- The producers
The producers are all the entrepreneurs and everyone else in the private sector.
Government includes the Federal government, state government, and local government.
The producers supply the money to the government. Money is taken from the producers by the government. There is a lot of talk about the “rich” supporting the government. That is inaccurate. The producers supply the money for government. Truck drivers are not rich, but they are part of the producers group, which supplies money to the government. The same is true of barbers, taxi drivers, and workers at McDonald’s and WalMart. I think you get the picture.
I would say that most of the people in the Restore Honor rally were in the producers group. There may have been some government workers, but I doubt that there were large numbers of them.
In the last year and a half 250,000 employees have been added to the Federal government group. This group enjoys an average of $120,000 per year income.
There were somewhere around 500,000 producers at the Restore Honor rally, who earn an average $60,000 per year. These 500,000 people pay for the 250,000 additional Federal government employees. It takes all the 500,000 $60,000 producer’s incomes to pay for the 250,000 $120,000 Federal government jobs.
No jobs will be created when money is taken from the private sector at an unbearable rate. It is easy to create the illusion that the money will be provided by the “rich” to support government, when in fact the money is coming from the producers in general. How can we have jobs in the housing industry, if huge sums of money are consumed by non producers? It is being consumed to pay for people like Michelle Obama and Mark Lloyd, the czar, who wants to regulate free speech.
I see jobs going away here in the Phoenix area every day. There was a golf driving range here; it's out of business. Why? The customers no longer could support it. They're running out of jobs and money. If the Federal government continues to add 250,000 more jobs, many more businesses will close.
The whole department of education could be eliminated with few consequences. In 1936, we lived with a local school board only, and it worked just fine. The department of energy is a waste of money. They have not reached their goal of weaning us off foreign oil. Then there are the government workers at the SEC, who sat around watching pornography.
If we had all the money wasted on government, a lot of jobs could be created in the private sector.
There are some, who think adding 250,000 $120,000 jobs at the expense of the producers is intelligent. I say it’s counterproductive.