Ben Shapiro

Dear Democrats:

I write to you today because I am concerned that you do not understand what jobs are (other than Bill Clinton-type jobs, which are another category entirely). What else am I to gather from your constant refrain that the private sector is somehow to blame because it is not creating enough jobs?

It's a claim your candidates make over and over again. In California, Barbara Boxer runs ads against Carly Fiorina suggesting that Fiorina is unfit for the Senate because "as the CEO of HP, Carly Fiorina laid off 30,000 workers." Ominous music more appropriate to a horror movie underscores the ad's final contention: "Carly Fiorina: Outsourcing jobs. Out for herself."

Jerry Brown's allies in California engage in the same sort of mudslinging against Republican candidate and former eBay head Meg Whitman. "The record shows that Whitman is a one-person weapon of mass job destruction," scoffed California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski. In Florida, too, your allies in the media seem to think that anyone in the private sector who cuts jobs demonstrates evilly exploitative intent. "[Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick] Scott earned a reputation for cutting staff, consolidating operations and closing hospitals," tut-tutted the Orlando Sentinel.

Democrats: either you are stupid or you are liars. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that you are stupid. I will therefore use small words and short sentences.

I do not have the obligation to give you a job. You do not have the obligation to give me a job. No one has the right to hold a job.

All productive businesses have two goals. First goal: serving customers. Second goal: creating profit for financial backers. Neither of these goals, you may have noticed, is the creation of jobs. Real jobs are a byproduct of serving customers and creating profits.

Government cannot create real jobs because government does not care about serving customers or about creating profit. Government cares about enriching itself and bribing voters to feed its own growth.

Because government jobs need not serve customers or create profits, government jobs never disappear. They are self-serving and require no rationale other than their own existence.


Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro is an attorney, a writer and a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center. He is editor-at-large of Breitbart and author of the best-selling book "Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV."
 
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