Thursday, November 26, 2009

US job-count failures

Caroline Baum on effects of the US Healthcare reform, with respect to the Obama administration's claims of job creation. (Bloomberg)


How many small businesses are holding off on hiring additional employees until they know what additional burdens Congress will impose on them in the name of health-care reform? How are expectations of higher health-care costs affecting consumers’ current spending, which in turn affects output and employment? (Only in government la-la land can you provide more health care for less money.)

In the face of a 10.2 percent unemployment rate and growing doubt about government claims of jobs created, the administration is standing by its 640,329. After all, Devaney has “no doubt that there’s a lot of jobs being created.” It’s just a question of how many.

One million? 640,329? It’s close enough to zero for government work.


Having the above coupled with the coming "Climate-Gate" carbon-tax policies, no actual economic recovery would likely commence until the wrongs are put right. Here too, politics in NZ presently has largely followed American, Euro-centric influence.

Recent revelations on Climate-Gate,

Somebody must address these tough issues, and voice hard questions! Truth conquers all.

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