Friday, February 20

Save a Job yada yada

It should turn your head every time you hear about the government saving jobs. For example, today Doyle parroted the D.C. mantra when he said that the $.78 trillion stimulus package would  "will be able to create or save 70,000 jobs."
It is taking audacity to a new level to say that without government doing X we would have had Y. Like the government saying they saved 2,000 lives by the way they have protected our nation since 9/11. Now it might be true that the government can help or hinder job creation just as it should protect us, but to put this sort of number on it is sheer foolishness. Especially foolish when many  even believe it will hurt instead of help.