This is where the resource rhetoric (and the job creation rhetoric) of the left falls flat. Government’s goal–under the management of liberals–is to create more government to manage its increasing production of those whom it has made reliant upon dwindling resources. It is a negative sum gain. The reduction in producers requires a larger government to distribute dwindling fiscal resources to the newly needy.
So Paul Hodes and his ilk are advertising this growth of government as job creation. Everything coming out of Washington adds jobs. But what kind of jobs? Government jobs? IRS agents, Census workers, bureaucratic paper pushing commissions and agencies? How about more State employees piled up like school teachers attending to fewer students—shrunken class sizes based solely on government mandates pushed by pro-government unions. These are not wealth creating jobs. This is a failed model for prosperity. Government employees do not create wealth, they represent a fixed cost that not only burns up resources but also denies the marketplace the choices and opportunities to turn whatever function government has assumed into one that might create wealth in other circumstances.
Government jobs result in an ever shrinking pool of resources as more money in the form of tax dollars is diverted away from wealth creating processes to wealth consuming government. You put enough leeches on a body, and they will eventually drain it. What you are left with are starving leeches and a dead body. That is the future Paul Hodes, Jeanne Shaheen, Carol Shea-Porter, and all the rest of the big government liberals have embraced for you and your children. It is a policy of systematically reducing and destroying the only resource available to run their blessed machine of government. So they are strip mining the labor pool with deficits and government expansions to advance their big government agenda.
None of this creation can stand up in the real world without government money. Without your tax dollars it cannot stand at all. So as the resources available to be taxed dwindle, and the number of people feeding on them grows, they will each in turn collapse under their own weight, having lived a false life created by the lies of the left.
The only thing Paul Hodes and the liberals are creating is a false promise with no future.
Cross Posted From NH Insider