If you’re looking for proof that anyone can become anything in this nation, just look at Hillary Clinton. Hillary managed to utter a profoundly mind numbing statement at a recent Democrat Rally in Massachusetts. (Isn’t that the only kind of rally allowed in the People’s Republic of Massachusetts?) In fact, before writing this column, it took me a while to fully register what I was hearing from the former First Lady. According to the Free Beacon:
Clinton defended raising the minimum wage saying “Don’t let anybody tell you that raising the minimum wage will kill jobs, they always say that.”
No… That’s not the worst part of her speech. But it’s a good introduction to where this out-of-touch Liberal elite was headed with her statements. Even Democrat Charlie Crist has stated that a higher minimum wage will undoubtedly kill jobs – but it’s a price he’s willing to pay (because it will likely not cost him his job).
Of course raising the minimum wage will kill jobs, discourage some hiring, and crunch some already tight small-business budgets. Even the Socialist Utopia of Seattle acknowledged the difficulty that a higher minimum wage will impose on small businesses. Due to the economic reality of increasing the minimum wage, Seattle decided to implement its new $15 per hour wage on small businesses at a slower (and more relaxed) rate than other businesses. In fact, the entire debate over Minimum wage seems to be a debate over increased earnings versus job growth and preservation.
But, as mentioned above, this wasn’t the most audaciously mind-numbing moment of Hillary’s speech. In a time when Americans are struggling to find jobs, raising the cost of labor seems like a mildly idiotic initiative to propose; but she trudged “forward” into an oblivion of idiocy with reckless abandon:
“Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.”
Really? You mean the people that scour applications, set wages (based on the value of labor as a function of revenues produced), and actually employ people aren’t creating jobs? Well… That’s a relief. I guess we can just stop worrying about getting the economy going, because (apparently) our benevolent government of well-intended progressives will provide for us. </SarcasmFont End>
The statement hardly merits a deconstruction, given its patently obvious disconnect from common sense. But… I needed to write a column; so let’s press ahead anyway:
Has the Democrat Party really devolved to the point where they don’t believe private business has any worth in the economic prosperity of the nation? I guess someone should ask Hillary a pretty simple question: If businesses don’t create jobs, why do so many people send in applications? I mean, sure… You can legitimately believe that there is a role for government in creating an environment conducive to business growth (and therefore job creation); but at the end of the day only one sector of America is responsible for wide-spread prosperity and employment. And that sector is mostly comprised LLCs, Sole Proprietorships, and other IRS designated “businesses and corporations”.
In fact, Hillary, we should take this one step further: Every job in America (including the parasitic moochers we tend to have trolling around the Capitol building in DC) exists because of the prosperity of private businesses and corporations. After all, the wages of every worker in America is funded by the profits generated by organized entities that engage in commerce for private gain (AKA: businesses).
Sure… It’s pretty obvious (to everyone except a Clinton) that a person working at Walmart has that job because of Walmart’s decision to hire them. But even government jobs are funded by the taxes paid by the private sector, and the employees of private enterprises.
So really, Hillary, only corporations and businesses have the ability to create jobs. Aside from using shorter words, and some “color-by-number” illustrations, I’m not too sure how much simpler we can make this for you...