Not every thing has to make a profit, and not everything can make a profit. ~ Space Trucker
One of the biggest lines the Teabaggers and Republicans love to repeat ad nauseam is that government does not create jobs, small business does. American entrepreneurial superiority, less government spending... blah, blah, blah, fucking blah.
While I am not, nor will I ever be, an expert on economics or employment trends or any of that type of shit, I do think of myself as somewhat astute on what is happening within a 3 mile radius of my life.
I am sure that entrepreneurs do create jobs and it should be encouraged. How many jobs it actually creates, I have no idea.
What I have observed in my little circle, is that employment, economy, and the standard of living is pretty fucking good. Contrasted with the rest of the country, it may be one of the best places to live.
Guess why that is? That's right. Tons of fucking government money is pumped in this area due to the defense and aerospace industry here.
Just using good ol' horse sense here, it stands to reason that with all these government and government contractor jobs bouncing around that there will be spin off jobs like retail and service industry. Plus all other kinds.
Now I am fully aware that, while it is not practical to put a fucking NASA center or a Missile Defense base in every goddam place in the country, it does stand to reason that there could be other government programs that could spur economic growth.
Our infrastructure needs to be addressed sorely. Why not put regional centers scattered all over the fucking country that would employee federal and federal contractors with the objective of fixing roads, bridges, sewers, water mains, power lines, dams, ect.
Don't hand me that shit that private companies should do it either. There is no profit in building a goddam road so it HAS to be a public endeavor.
We spent a trillion motherfucking dollars on a goddam war that got us nowhere and didn't create one fucking job. We can afford to invest in our own country and employ people to do it too.
Not every thing has to make a profit, and not everything can make a profit.
We went to the moon on the government dime. We won WWII by government spending. We built our highway system on tax dollars. The south was put on the power grid through government programs.
All those things created jobs.
All those things are good.
Contrary to what that bastard Reagan said, Government is not your enemy. You are the government. We the people, not Me the people.