PostHeaderIcon On Job Creation

I watched most of the debate circus last evening – with steam coming out my ears over yet another attempt to deny Ron Paul his fair share of debate time. Anyway, the constant theme of this debate, this primary, and no doubt the constant theme of the general election will be Job Creation and the race is on to see who can claim to be the best job creator.

Then, I glance at my ever-present copy of our Constitution and find not one word about job creation in the duties spelled out for the president. Nada. None. Zip.

So, why this constant wailing about job creation and, better yet, why do WTS eat this crap up?

Imagine your worst nightmare for a moment – I have been nominated by the Libertarian Party as its presidential candidate. By some even greater miracle, I have been invited to participate in a national debate, along with Tweedle-dee and Tweedle-dum. It comes my turn to field a question and that question is: “Mr. Robinson, how do you propose to create more jobs?”.

How would you answer such a question? I can easily tell you how I would answer it. I would give a totally honest answer by announcing that, not only do I not intend to create any jobs, but I intend to destroy quite a few as I shut down bureaucracies in the federal government, these being the only jobs a president has direct influence over.

HOWEVER, I would then vow to do any and everything in a president’s power to get government and its endless regulations out of the way so that the people can create new private sector jobs, just as always has been the case.

Then I would propose a “Wall of Shame” along the National Mall. On this wall, I would have placed the photographs of all those “leaders” who have worked so hard to convince the American people that they are incapable of acting in their own interests and that only an ever-expanding government can ensure their success.

I’m sure such statements would not be greeted with cheers or a standing ovation like Newt got last evening. But, if we are to be stopped from racing headlong over that precipice that gets ever nearer, then truth must be given a place in our national conversations. No amount of lies, pretense, head fakes or slight-of-hand can save us. I am almost tempted to quote the Christian bible at this point. OK – here it is: “you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free”!

Think about it.

Troy L Robinson

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