Friday, June 4, 2010

The new job numbers

Of course, government would like you to think a payroll increase of 431,000 in May is good news, even if only 41,000 were in the private sector. The unemployment rate dipped to 9.7 percent as many people gave up searching for work. Great news!

The government doesn't want you to know, and in general doesn't have to worry about you finding out, that no government in the history of government or economics has ever 'created' a job. No, these new 'jobs' are nothing but make-work programs for the otherwise unemployable. The government sucks capital out of the pockets of otherwise productive citizens, and rediverts it to worthless government tax feeders. Yes, those two otherwise nice college aged kids who knocked on my door last week asking me questions about my neighbors may have thought they had a job, but a job entails producing something of value in either goods or services. In reality the government stole money from someone else and told them they could have some of it if they drove around harassing otherwise productive citizens. This is what anyone who works for government does. They're parasites. And they're temporary parasites, too. Just wait until the census ends and they're back in the unemployment line.