If you don’t know, Michael Steele is the new chairman of the RNC. Real tough race he had to run. He’s black, and he ran against a guy who belonged to an all-white country club and another guy who mailed out CDs with “Barack the Magic Negro” on them. Yeah, that’s a toughie.
But Michael Steele is a horse’s ass wrapped in a dumb mother fucker. Honestly, like half the stuff this guy says is just DEAD wrong. Not even stuff that’s up for debate. He probably thinks that global warming is caused by dinosaurs knitting sweaters in space.
So the other day Michael Steele said that the government doesn’t create any jobs, they just create work.
Michael Steele is right, but for the wrong reasons.
When the government doles out a bunch of funding to repave a road for example, that creates work (a job in the terms of a ‘task’). The work is then performed by a company that has given people jobs (a job in the terms of ‘employment’). The government job/task is a temporary thing, but so is any job/task from the private sector. If I need my driveway repaved, I call up a construction company. I’m not going to put them on a mother fucking retainer for the rest of my natural born life, that’s just fucking stupid.
So while Michael Steele is correct that the government stimulus and infrastructure spending won’t create any employment jobs directly, and are just temporary fixes, he’s wrong about that being a deterrent from doing them. They will indirectly create jobs through the increased temporary demand, and then the new surge of employment should replace the demand that is lost when the government spending finishes.
Yes this was short, but Michael Steele is a phenomenally incompetent individual, and I legitimately do not want to waste any more of my time on someone so insignificant, until he does something tremendously stupid… again.