Just get out of the way
I just received an email blast from President Obama in which he urged me to put pressure on Congress to pass his plan to create jobs. I replied: Dear Mr. President: It’s not possible for you to: “. . . lay out a clear plan to get Americans back to work” because creating jobs is not a president’s job.
Creating jobs is what I do. I am Main Street America.
Even under the best of circumstances, I can do nothing more than create an opportunity for a job. The potential employee is the one who must have the desire to pursue happiness through work. We can only lead a horse to water. We cannot make him drink.
Providing people with free food, free health care, extended unemployment income and other forms of happiness is an incentive to not achieve them through employment.
Taxing other workers to provide these entitlements breeds resentment.
Offering tax dollars to me as an incentive to hire from a particular group of people that you would like beholden to you for creating their job will have no effect.
What you can give us as president is our freedom. Reduce the tax and regulatory burden on Main Street and we will create the job opportunities. Think of it like chickens and eggs. If you want more eggs, you first need healthy chickens. The rest comes naturally. David Crawmer North Greenbush, New York