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12-14-2011 05:52 AM  5 years agoPost 1
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Job Creators Fighting Back

Dec 14, 2011 by John Stossel

Some politicians claim that politicians create jobs.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says, "My job is to create jobs."

What hubris! Government has no money of its own. All it does is take from some people and give to others. That may create some jobs, but only by leaving less money in the private sector for job creation.

Actually, it's worse than that. Since government commandeers scarce resources by force and doesn't have to peddle its so-called services on the market to consenting buyers, there's no feedback mechanism to indicate if those services are worth more to people than what they were forced to go without.

The only people who create real, sustainable jobs are in private businesses -- if they're unsubsidized.

Some CEOs are upset that people don't appreciate what they do. So they formed a group called the Job Creators Alliance.

Brad Anderson, former CEO of Best Buy, joined because he wants to counter the image of businesspeople as evil. When he was young, Anderson himself thought they were evil. But then he "stumbled into a business career" by going to work in a stereo store.

"I watched what happens in building a business. (My store,) The Sound of Music, which became Best Buy, was 11 years (old) before I made a dollar of profit."

In 36 years, he turned that store into a $50 billion company.

Tom Stemberg, founder of Staples, got involved with the Job Creators Alliance because he's annoyed that the government makes a tough job much tougher.

He complains that government mostly creates jobs -- that kill jobs.

"They're creating $300 million worth of jobs in the new consumer financial protection bureau," Stemberg said, "which I don't think is going to do much for productivity in America. We're creating all kinds of jobs trying to live up to Dodd-Frank ... and those jobs don't create much productivity.

Now, Stemberg runs a venture capital business. "I helped create over 100,000 jobs myself," he said. "Pinkberry and City Sports and J. McLaughlin are growing and adding employment."

To do that, he had to overcome hurdles placed in the way by government.

"All that we get is grief and more hoops to jump through and more forms to fill out and more regulations to comply with," complained Stemberg. "Fastest-growing investment segment in venture capitalism: compliance software."

Compliance is the big word in business today. Every business has to have a compliance department. But resources are scarce, so these departments suck away creativity. It's one reason that these successful businesspeople don't think they could do today what they did in the past.

http://townhall.com/columnists/john...4/creators_oped

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12-14-2011 03:28 PM  5 years agoPost 2
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Compliance is the big word in business today. Every business has to have a compliance department. But resources are scarce, so these departments suck away creativity. It's one reason that these successful businesspeople don't think they could do today what they did in the past.
And THAT is true and precisely why small businesses get absorbed
or never even get off the ground today. We will soon have 1-2 choices of where to purchase anything and everything we need. Monopolies are never a good thing and our own government is at the heart of this trend.
Same thing with our food supply. Some day soon it will be a handful of international corps that control our food, then look out.

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Some day soon it will be a handful of international corps that control our food, then look out
I can still grow a garden in backyard. But wait, 4 more years of Obama, and I am certain he will find a way to force me to buy a permit to grow my garden, make me pay for inspections of my garden, make me pay a garden tax - 'cause he will see it as income, and make me pay a CO2 emissions tax (cause plants expel CO2), and make me pay an EPA tax for distrubing the "natural land". Oh and on top if it all, since I am so very fortunate and can grow my own garden, I will need to "pay my fair share" and give half of my crop away to someone that is unable (more like unwilling), or doesnt know how - because they wont educate themselves, to grow their own garden.

It will become financially impossible for me to grow my own garden.

Yep. More government will certainly make the world a better place by making sure me and my garden "play by the rules".

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12-14-2011 05:14 PM  5 years agoPost 4
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they (Obama of course)actually have passed a law which would enable them to do just that. I'll see if I can dig it up. Basically banned roadside stands for corn, fruit, etc. because they want all foods to be inspected by the FDA. The mechanism is there to, when they decide to do this, to not allow any food to be grown unless it's by an approved supplier/farmer. Or at the very least would limit the amount you can grow for your own consumption. I believe there's language in their that would restrict you from buying seeds as well. But it's like gun control. Let them get their foot in the door and you're toast.
This is all due (of course) to the lobbying of the huge agro-businesses out there like Monsanto. Lobbyists and lawyers....huddle 'em all together and lite a match.

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they (Obama of course)actually have passed a law which would enable them to do just that. I'll see if I can dig it up. Basically banned roadside stands for corn, fruit, etc. because they want all foods to be inspected by the FDA. The mechanism is there to, when they decide to do this, to not allow any food to be grown unless it's by an approved supplier/farmer.
I could be wrong.

But, I think the loony left's hero, Hillary did that through the UN.

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12-14-2011 05:38 PM  5 years agoPost 6
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no, it was something domestic. I tried to find something on the FDA site w/ no luck. It was talked about quite a bit on here when it came up for a vote.
That being said, it wouldn't surprise me if Hillary was trying to do something similar with the one worlders as well....

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12-14-2011 05:41 PM  5 years agoPost 7
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