Oppose the Jobs for Main Street Act of 2010

Posted: 01/21/2010 by Lynn Dartez in Land of The Free

Some things in life are certain: death and taxes, for instance.  And when it comes to an overgrown government with a penchant for interjecting itself into every aspect of the personal lives and private businesses of the nation’s citizens, it is just as certain that any new program will cost tens or hundreds of billions of dollars, while the stated target goal is likely to be missed.

And so it is with the jobs bill.

Called the “Jobs for Main Street Act of 2010” by Democrats, and referred to as the “son of stimulus” by Republicans, the $154 billion price tag would see $75 billion from the Wall Street bailout fund shifted to yet another jobs creation plan even though unused money was supposed to help reduce the deficit. Object lesson: once government gets its hands on your money, it will be spent even if it means throwing it into the wind.

The fact remains that government cannot create jobs. It can, however, shift jobs from the private sector where they originate and create wealth to the public sector that is unproductive and wasteful, further depressing the economy. All increases in government spending lead to decreases in private savings. The only thing that grows is government — not jobs, not the economy, and certainly not freedom.

Contact your representative and senators now and tell them to vote “No” on any Senate version of the Jobs for Main Street Act of 2010 (H.R. 2847) and any similar House-Senate compromise jobs bill. Urge them instead to reduce the tax and regulatory burden on American businesses so that investors and employers, via the free market, can engage in the entrepreneurship and job creation that Americans are famous for and which built our nation in the first place.


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  1. longknife21 says:

    This country can NOT afford ANY more Obamunist programs! The debt is already way to big. When inflation makes the FED raise interest rates, with the shrinking economy due to Socialist mismanagement the GDP and the taxbase will shrink. Taxes will barely cover the interest on the Federal Debt, Welfare and Defense will have to be cut. Obama has no more understanding or financial disipline than a 13 yr old girl with a credit card!

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