February 6, 2009

(h/t Heather)

On MSNBC, Senator (R) Tom Coburn said that government jobs are bad because they don't create wealth. He wants "wealth jobs" created. He's proposing a plan that is half of President Obama's. When he was asked if getting a job in the military as an example of a government job isn't' creating wealth, he answered no. I guess he thinks getting a job in the military is a bad thing then.

I don't think unemployed people share those same values. When he talks about wealth he's talking about the "rich." Most Americans just want to live with dignity and support their families. I think if an unemployed person was hired with a government job and put food on the table and paid the rent, I think that person would be a happy camper indeed. Especially one of the nearly 3.6 million people that have just lost their jobs.

Does he not see how ridiculous he sounds?

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