posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 05:58 PM
Originally posted by yeahright
The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.
Jobs plan. Give me a break. The government doesn't need a jobs plan, it needs a get the hell out of the way plan. If anything, remove the
uncertainty of what cumbersome legislation is about to hit next. Companies don't hire to provide jobs. Companies hire because they need employees.
And they don't need employees in a period of "negative growth", or massive uncertainty.
As long as we have the majority in Washington who believe government is the answer, we're doomed. Government is a ponderous, fat hog of a burden
which does nothing but get in the way. You chowderheads in DC figure out how to regulate Wall Street in a fashion where they're not screwing
everyone, while a big golden parachute guarantee waits at the end when they get caught, then come out and try to micromanage everything else. Clowns
can't even get the core mission right, and they want to tinker with everything else.
A guy can't open a flippin' doughnut shop and hire a couple of people without jumping over some impossibly high, ridiculously expensive regulatory
hurdles, while the Wall Streeters fleece us all with impunity.
Jobs plan. >snort< How about, simplify the tax code and audit the Fed? For starters.
As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.
edit on 9/14/2011 by yeahright because: (no reason given)
Government can have a regulatory purpose. In addition to teaching, I work in a government agency that oversees petroleum/mineral development to make
sure they're not trenching through Native American burial grounds (big lawsuit later) or bulldozing historic buildings (general populace
outrage/political fallout later). We very, very, very, very rarely have to hold up or force projects/development to be modified (maybe 1 in 50,000
projects), but the fact that we're there checking over the proposals keeps companies from doing bad things. The cost to the companies is, overall,
negligible, and we don't cost taxpayers a whole lot, either, but we save a lot of hassle down the road. The laws in place that created our agency
were passed because these companies were generally running amok and people got tired of it.
So, advocating that government just 'get the hell out of the way' might sound like a pretty good idea, but it's only a good idea until an oil company
decides to trench in a pipeline through your family's house (actually happened to a guy I know....he spent over $50k fighting it because there wasn't
government oversight to make the company give a crap). However, I also believe that there is a lot of regulatory failure that goes on that could be
eliminated, and regulations that should be strictly enforced (Wall St, for example).
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