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.