Letter: Vote Democrat? Really?
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Mon, 10/22/2012 - 8:14am
This is in reference to the Letter: Think before you vote, Carson City Nevada News - Carson Now.
Contrary to the writer's assertions, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Barak Obama and the Democrats did NOT introduce any JOBS bills. They introduced SPENDING bills. They promoted the usual left wing illusion about government "creating" jobs. You should THANK Mitch McConnell and the TEA Party Republicans to the extend that they managed to slow down the train wreck pushed by the Democrats in Congress. You should ask the Democrats what were they wasting time on during the two years they held Congress under the last two years of Bush 43 who did not veto anything, and the first two years of Obama when they held supermajorities in Congress. Oh, yes, their agenda consisted of bail-outs of cronies, a one-shot stimulus that managed to pave some streets in the neighborhoods of major donors, and obamacare, the ultimate killer of jobs and the elderly.
Face reality once and for all.
There are only three things government can do -- TAX, BORROW and SPEND. That's it. They can hire more government employees, such as (1) the usual armies of blabbermouth administrators and useless paper pushing bureaucrats, (2) first responders which are the government's only constitutionally and legally assigned monopoly, and (3) teachers because decades ago we made a grave constitutional and legal error and gave government a major role in education also. That's it.
NONE of these jobs PRODUCE anything that you can offer for SALE to willing CUSTOMERS in a FREE market. The salary of everybody working in these government activities necessarily come from TAXES collected from workers in the PRIVATE sector. The federal government, given its constitutionally assigned monopoly to coin money and set its value, is misusing that authority to borrow recklessly, or worse, print unlimited amounts of fiat money in the name of "quantitative easing," thereby making it look like they have all this money to spend on "stimulus," but the fact remains that ALL of us will end up paying very dearly for this largess in the form of devastating INFLATION.
Look back in history. This is exactly what has happened under Jimmy Carter, for example. But hey, most of us don't remember gas lines and stagflation with zero growth and double digit inflation, double digit interest rates, double digit unemployment, double digit tax hikes, etc., that Jimmy Carter whined about as "malaise," and the young among us never heard of it in school or how Ronald Reagan pulled us back to prosperity in only a year after he went over the head of the Democrat Congress and managed to directly enlist the support of the people. In sharp contrast, Obama and the Democrats had 4-6 years and still have accomplished nothing to improve the economy, except threaten us with the "fiscal cliff" and huge tax increases on EVERYBODY in the guise of obamacare.
Look at your pay stubs and make a simple calculation, those among you who are not trained to be instinctively averse to numbers. Add up all the deductions the government takes from your paycheck even before you get it. Look at your gross pay. Then consider that the average government worker cost us something like a third to a half again as much as the average private sector worker. How many private sector workers does it take to pay enough taxes to cover the cost of just one government worker? Whatever that number is, the point is that before government can "create" a single job by hiring someone to work for the GOVERNMENT, the PRIVATE sector has to truly create enough TAX PAYING jobs to pay for it. By the time you add in overhead, hand-outs to cronies and other expenditures of government at all levels, what does that come to? You need a dozen or two new private employees to pay for just one government employee.
What program of economic reform have the Democrats EVER proposed to increase the numbers of PRIVATE sector, tax PAYING employees? Ever?
What program of economic reform is there, besides REDUCING tax rates and REDUCING government spending? The historical record is unambiguous.
It was Republicans who reduced tax rates in 1920 and gave the nation the Roaring Twenties. The same in 1946 and again under Bush 43. JFK himself pushed through tax rate reductions in the early 1960's, the only Democrat to do so. Reagan did the same again in the early 1980s. Clinton started out the same as Obama, until the 1994 "Gingrich revolution" reined him in, stopped hillarycare, and forced on him reduced tax rates and welfare reform. Each time the reduction in tax rates resulted in sometimes incredible boom times -- and huge increases in government revenues.
On the other hand, the tax policies of Wilson, Hoover, FDR, Johnson, Carter, Clinton and Obama gave us recessions and depressions.
Yes, do THINK before you vote. If you really want recovery, there is only one choice. You can vote for Democrats and more of the same irresponsible, unlimited, discredited policy of TAX, BORROW and SPEND motivated by class envy, class warfare and raids on the Treasury for hand-outs to cronies. Or you can learn from history and vote a resounding NO on this nonsense once and for all. And you should also thank the TEA Party for holding the RINO's feet to the fire to make sure they are not seduced by the siren song of power through spending.