I know most of my left-leaning readers think I’m well informed and reasoned and balanced in my political beliefs.
I know most of my right-leaning readers think I only see things through my blue-tinted glasses and that my political beliefs are narrow, biased, and off base. And above all, I just don’t know what I’m talking about.
And I know there’s some of you that are somewhere in the middle.
Well, I want to take an opportunity for my conservative friends to educate me on a matter that I find confusing. This is me asking for help, asking you to help me see the light, and to do so without any name calling, please. I just want to understand your perspective.
Republicans have often said that government does not create jobs, and Gov Romney has made a point of stating that in all the debates.
However, Romney wants to build more ships and subs for the Navy. If he becomes president, the Navy itself won’t build those ships, but will contract that out to public corporations like General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, or Lockheed Martin. Those corporations don’t have immediate staff on hand to build these vessels, and will have to hire more workers. So in this case, the government was able to create jobs when they requested more vessels for the Navy. Not to mention, many shipbuilding jobs are in the swing state of Virginia.
Republicans and Romney also state that a change in tax policy will create new jobs, that lower rates will free up more income to help small businesses and corporations grow (that’s my over-simplified summary). A change of tax policy is a government action, so in this case, I feel like he’s stating that government action will help create jobs.
So that’s my perspective. I’d appreciate any insight on how government isn’t able to create jobs from my conservative friends. And please be kind, after all, I’m reaching out to you.