Sunday, February 01, 2009

Jobs: Created and Eliminated

Last night I saw the movie "New In Town." And it is a tad predictable. The hot female executive goes to someplace in Minnesota and meets the hot male union rep. The movie then proceeds to follow the romantic comedy trajectory. As you know, the romantic comedy has a darkest moment near the end of the film. In this case, the evil corporate types demand the female protagonist eliminate half the factory's jobs.

Just now I'm watching the news and learned how the hot female governor of the state of Michigan will create a passel of jobs.

So that's how things work? Corporate types eliminate jobs and politicians create them. That's a great solution to the movie plot. Let old man Potter buy up the factory, close it down and eliminate all the jobs. Then nice Mr. Smith who's gone to Washington will create new ones. Right?

Here's a question: Where do jobs come from in the first place? Are they spoils handed out by politicians to their voters? Are they annuities extorted from "the rich" by unions?

And how much should that job pay? Politicians make a big deal of raising the minimum wage. But why don't they raise it to real money: Just raise the minimum wage to $500 and everyone with a full time job will be a millionaire! You're probably thinking that your current employer can't afford to pay you that much. Not a problem, if you're job is eliminated, the politicians can just create some more.

2 comments:

Jay Poling said...

Totally funny. Too bad your comments have so much truth. You have to expect that, with so many Americans believing Government can solve everything, government job creation is simply another rabbit Government can pull out of its hat. Isn't government the great Wizard of Oz? The problem is, who or what is behind the curtain? LOL!

Smojet said...

Hey, I just started a little blogspot blog myself where I'm trying to focus on conservatives in the Grand Rapids area. I saw an old post of yours on Grand Rapids Pundit where you asked if there was any kind of conservative blog networking going on in GR. I just starting testing the blogging waters a couple weeks ago, but I plan to work towards helping GR conservatives get more connected. It will take some time to read through all the material I've found already. Any further thoughts? ( I'm at grandrapidsconservative.blogspot.com)
Good luck!