Stimulus? Job growth? Recovery? The fact is we are bloating government even more with do nothing positions, at the expense of private sector aide and stimulus: “The number of federal employees making over $100,000 per year has exploded in the first 18 months of the recession, USA Today reports, sending the total percentage from 14 percent to 19 percent. The highest-paid federal workers are seeing the largest increases: In the same period, the number of civil servants making over $150,000 jumped from 1,868 to 10,100. When the recession began, only one person at the Department of Transportation was making over $170,000. Eighteen months later, 1,690 employees do.”
Congress fails to continue to grasp a simple fact:
Democratic Republics in a free market capitalism economic system CANNOT create wealth or jobs. They can only redistribute it, which is occurring now. OR Congress is smart and taking advantage (as Rahm Emmanuel so succinctly reminded us ) of a crisis to redistribute that wealth, with an underlying disdain for capitalism. Either way, the people of this country will not stand for a Congress or an Administration that does not represent the values of the majority. (NOT the minority of citizens)
So, they either change the current policies before November or get ready for a huge ruling party turnover. And, I’m sure that 2012 is very much up in the air for the Presidency, unless Obama learns (as Clinton and other have) to govern from the center, which is where the voters are…
If not, well…Hillary and Bill will be picking out new china for the White House in 2012.