Jobs Bill To Be Funded By Tax Hikes


Fredda Davis Jones

Well, we all listened to the President last week as he spoke about his new jobs bill, and I’m sure most of us raised an eyebrow when he declared that he could pay for the bill without adding to the deficit.

This week, with Bank of America announcing that it is cutting 30,000 jobs, we learn that the President is once again pushing for tax hikes, this time to pay for his jobs bill. Of couse this news comes on the heels of our learning that Solyndra has gone belly up, laying off 1,100 people and losing over 500 million of our tax dollars.

Again, I have to ask a question. Does anyone honestly believe that the government has the ability to create jobs in this country, with the exception of those paid for by our tax dollars? I’ve said it before and I will keep saying it…the government simply is NOT a job creator and it is ridiculous to believe differently!

So, does the government even come into play when it comes to the creation of jobs in this country? Of course  it does. The U.S. Government has the ability every single day that it operates to create a positive environment for its citizens, an enviroment that fosters business growth. Unfortunately, it also has the power to create an environment just as negative.

The tax hikes that the President will be asking Congress for are the exact same one he could not get passed in 2009, and that was with the Dems in control of both houses. There’s no chance that they will pass today, but this time it will work well in the political debate of an upcoming election year, won’t it?

Now, having spouted my frustrations, I welcome the thoughts of all on this subject. I have no doubt that we all want to arrive at the same destination, we just may disagree on how to get there.

About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for and marketing small-town Texas.
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5 Responses to Jobs Bill To Be Funded By Tax Hikes

  1. Sam Vineyard says:

    Well I think the government could create jobs other than gov. jobs but they are unwilling to do so because it would step on too many toes, both domestic and foreign. They LET the companies move jobs to other countries. The large companies over here were doing fine until they signed free trade aggrements with most other countries. We don’t put an import tax on hardly anything now days. Why do they offer other countries an advantage over domestic companies? I have been called backwards by some people because i think the U.S. should not have ever gotten into the World market. If they would declare all Free Trade aggrements null and void it would help the domestic product and companies start hiring and not move their work forse to other countries. Slap an import tax on EVERYTHING coming into our country and tax all money that comes in from profits made in other countries. Tha might do for a start.

  2. Kerry says:

    Have Mercy! Will the public never learn??? This man has GOT to go.

  3. Kerry says:

    If the government had done NOTHING, our country might be in better shape. But NOOOO. Bush caved at the last ditch to slap on the bail out as he felt it would happen anyway. Then, we get Obama nationalizing the auto industry. TJ GM stock slowly whittled away to nothing. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Obama’s created NEW GM stock. I bet Chase Bayer could tell some stories!!

    • Fredda Jones Fredda Jones says:

      I love to hear how the public has now recovered its losses with GM since it has all been paid back. Guess they forgot what we lost with them when their stock went into the basement! :)

  4. Sam Vineyard says:

    I don’t know if it is true or not, but heard earlier in the year, right afte they paid the money back that the President of GM asked Obama and Congress to slap another dollar tax on gasoline to make people buy more electric cars, that GM had just started pushing. I have owned Fords, Dodges, and Chevy’s, and I will say Bayer has really did good by me, but if GM is going to push for more gas taxes, I will not buy any more GM products. Oil prices are totally out of wack and it is caused not by countries in the Middle East but by investers in the stock market. I keep a streadsheet on oil prices and wholesale prices of gas and what the local gas price is. Suprising how the price of oil goes up and down every day. All by people and companies buying oil futures. Why not just make it a rule that oil companies are the only ones that can buy the oil futures? Problem solved…

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