How can the government "create jobs" without first taking money away from the job creators?

What kind of jobs are they creating and for whom? How much will the bureaucracy behind each job created cost the tax payers?

Asked By: JM - 8/19/2011
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here is an example: "16,500 more IRS agents needed to enforce Obamacare"
Answered By: BadWolf63 - 8/19/2011
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What job creators?
Answered By: Thorn - 8/19/2011
If anyone were creating jobs the govt. wouldn't have to. Most every corporation has a record amount of cash on hand now, but aren't hiring. That isn't what I'd call job creators.
Answered By: thor - 8/19/2011
Instead of a Mercedes Benz get a BMW. Stop setting on the profits and spread the wealth.
Answered By: let me be clear - 8/19/2011
by simply printing the money, which of course raises the price of all goods and services. after that all productive people are worse off than before.
Answered By: Curtis Arthur - 8/19/2011
I suspect they are saying the money would be used to pay contractors to re-build infrastructure like roads, bridges, etc. But if that were so, the stimuli from Bush to Obama should have our economy humming by now. But it isn't. I submit that the old solutions no longer work and we are just starting to become aware of... More
Answered By: bobber - 8/19/2011
I never see anything in the stores that says Manufactured by the United States Government.
Answered By: eileen4330 - 8/19/2011
That is another fallacy. There are various obvious "government created" jobs that are necessary. The military, Coast Guard, Border Patrol and Customs, Forest Service, etc. Don't jobs "created" by the private sector take away from jobs created by their competitors? HP is losing jobs because of Apple.
Answered By: Bflowing - 8/19/2011
reduce the working week? Usually a government will create jobs in a line of work that the market neglects/ignores, but that is considered usefull just the same.
Answered By: zirp - 8/20/2011
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