Saturday, December 11, 2010

Rich People Create Jobs

So, will that tax break that multi-millionaire CEO gets create jobs?

Sure, let's look at what he's likely to do with the additional money he gets from that tax break. He'll probably get a new limo . . . made in a foreign country, most likely . . . but, he'll have to hire another driver . . . an illegal alien paid less than minimum wage under the table. Well, he might buy another house . . . in a resort place where the average worker who built it can't even afford to live . . . hey, he'll have to hire maids, butlers, gardeners . . . most likely illegal and working for less than minimum wage with no benefits. OK, he'll take more trips . . . to foreign countries where his money goes farther. But, when he is in this country, he'll go out to fancy restaurants, throw more fancy parties, golf more, creating more jobs . . . minimum wage jobs with no benefits for people who can't live anywhere near the places he frequents because of the high cost of housing, causing them to have to commute longer, reducing the amount of money they take home. He will hire more lawyers to lobby for retention of useless tax cuts for the rich . . . of course, those same lawyers are already rich . . . but not quite as rich as the CEO . . . hey! it's a "trickle down" effect (thanks Regan!) . . .

Oh, and by the way, the company he heads had to move their manufacturing plant to a foreign country where the wages are pennies a day and lay off hundreds skilled manufacturing workers in this country who were earning a living wage with benefits--but now won't get unemployment benefits because the rich Republican politicians cut off benefits to those lazy lower income people who just want to live off the government dole--to support the benefits package they pay the CEO . . . more "trickle down" . . .