Friday, August 12, 2011

Job creation plans of both political parties: a detailed comparison

I've been reading in newspapers and on the Net to identify the key points in the job creation plans of the Democrats and Republicans.  In several days of searching, here's a point-by-point comparison of the ideas I've found.

Democratic Plan                                                 Republican Plan

1.  Extend unemployment insurance                          1.  Tax cuts for the wealthy
2.  Handshake and nice pat on the back                    2.  Handshake & hearty "Get a Job, Jerk!"
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10.  Obama's lecture fees when he leaves office       10.  Lecture fees for George W. Bush now
                                                                                                   that he's left office


  1. You nailed it. Where are all the "shovel ready jobs" that the stimulus money was supposed to fund?

    Politicians know what can create jobs in America. They just don't want to do what it takes to rebuild our manufacturing, fix our schools to meet the needs of tech companies, or change the tax system to reward business for not outsourcing.

  2. My first reaction was yep, that’s nailed it but as I thought about it I remembered somebody, I'm not sure who, said that the role of Government is not to create jobs but to create an environment that encourages companies to create jobs.

    That's obviously not happening with either of our two political parties. It's time we had term limits and helped professional politicians be a something else professional.

  3. For the past 30 years the U.S. government has provided an environment for creating jobs -- in the Far East, alas.