People often say “let the market dictate”. Yet, that’s not what we do. We subsidize Oil (which has record profits) we subsidize Farm/Chemicals, an we subsidize the defense industry. So to say, let the market dictate, OK, but that’s not what we’re doing. We also bailed out banks and made it harder for small business and homeowners/buyers to get loans. Those same people seem to like itemized deductions, yet they refer to tax rebates for those who buy Solar PV and other energy savings products as “government hanouts”. No it isn’t. If you don’t have a tax bill you don’t get the rebate, and the rebate is comparable to other allowable tax write-offs. The SBA guarantees loans through banks to small business, it helps make the funding available but is not a HAND OUT. So what are perople talking about when they say the government should not create jobs. No one is asking them too, but they sure do help the defense industry create jobs, and they are giving handouts and subsidies to Oil and Farm/Chemicals, so is it really fair to give all the subsidies to the same old industries, that make plent of money and are not creating new jobs. In fact in most cases the industries getting subsidies outsource, pay little income tax in the USA, and hire illegal workers. Can we get real? We need to make better decisions about stimulating the job market, can we do that?
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