By Douglas V. Gibbs
Statism has many different names, and though the claim is that each varies in degree of size of government, they really hold the same set of goals. . . collectivism over individuality, government dependence over personal responsibility, entitlements over achievement, government over the private sector. So, be it liberalism, progressivism, socialism, fascism, communism, or utopianism, they are all the same in the long run - putting faith in government before the people. And they have all failed whenever they have been tried.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada), as a part of the American liberal left, has bought into the lies of big government as has any of the other members of the democrat party. Reid has so bought into the lie of government over liberty that he recently stated that Congress needs to worry more about government jobs more than private-sector jobs, and that this is why Senate Democrats are pushing a bill aimed at shoring up teachers and first-responders.
Economic growth does not come from government jobs. Production does not come from government jobs. Achievement and job creation does not come from government jobs. Besides, his reference to shoring up teachers and first-responders is not only unconstitutional because that is the responsibility of local governments, but also the plan by the federal government would fund teachers and first-responders for only one year - leaving the cities with the bill, and those people that got hired because of the federal funding hung out to dry, "after" the election.
In other words, the provision is not about funding teachers and first-responders. It is all about the election.
But think about it. Reid says that the public sector jobs are more important than private sector jobs. That is his priority. Because he is big government. Obama is big government. They all are.
They could care less about the economy, just as long as the government grows more, and gains more control over the people. . . and of course buys votes. They search for more power, regardless of whether or not their policies are ushering in the destruction of the American economy.
-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary
Reid signals government jobs must take priority over private-sector jobs - The Hill