Monday, September 12, 2011

A Beltarian Examines the Obama "Jobs" Plan

Run Paul-hater, and featured speaker at Koch-funded events, Megan McArdle breaks down the Obama speech and tells us (My comments in italics):
I think that it's generally solid on the spending/tax cut side. The targeted employment stuff is basically a decent plan--we should be aggressively looking for ways to keep the long term unemployed from turning into the permanently unemployed...  

The "targeted employment stuff" is a nutty plan which will nudge employers to hire people only after they have been out of work for 6 months or cause potential hires not out of work at least 6 months to work for $4,000  less than employees who have been out of work for six months, since for all practical purposes long-term unemployed walk in with a $4,000 government check if they are hired.

The infrastructure stuff will be fine, if we choose good projects...
The infrastructure program is a bankster-union joint operation scam. (More here.)
The direct assistance stuff is a little bit mixed: yes to unemployment insurance extension, meh on maintaining government payrolls...
Extension of unemployment is simply paying people not to work. Further with Obama's plan to pay employers who hire long-term unemployed, it sets up a governmnet created tug of war between long term unemployed and employers. Totally insane.
With Belltarians like this, who needs Marxists?


    "With MARXISTS like this, who needs Marxists."

    Calling her anything that even rhymes with "libertarian" is an affront to all things libertarian.

    No wonder she hates Ron Paul.

  2. Dang, Texas Chris, I was going to call her a glibertarian, but I wouldn't want to commit affrontery.

  3. With fascists like this, who needs marxists?

  4. Indeed, Bob. With Orwellitarians like her, who needs Pravda.

    What's really troubling is that she titles her article, "Obama's Job Plan: Mostly More of the Same," then proceeds to endorse, in theory, said central planning (given a couple of superficial, tactical caveats). I.e., the status quo ain't so bad after all!

    Gag me with a plastictarian.

  5. My Work Plan by Peter Baxter retired Management

    1 My executive summary. The world has too many people demanding
    too much resources this must be controlled. Only China has achieve
    success in the war against population growth the rest of the world has
    lost. My advice to China is only help those countries that have
    followed your example and controlled their populations. We must have a
    United Nations plan that tackles this problem of overpopulation now

    2 Marketing and Sales strategy -The United Nations Charter of Human
    Rights states everyone is entitled to their property and this is step
    two we will house everybody by building ecologically friendly homes
    for everybody in the world. We will have a United Nations controlled
    mortgages, that everyone can trust and can afford to pay.

    3 My team and personnel We need people trained to complete the above
    tasks and to achieve this we will offer free web based training. No
    one will be unemployed again those who are between jobs will be
    retrained on their computers. Employers will estimative their needs
    and this will be the basis for peoples training.
    We don't have sufficient workers to complete the task of homing
    everyone, my guess is we will need to build homes in factories and
    assemble them on site.

    Remarks No one will be judged on qualifications alone again but on
    their proven problem solving abilities. We have too many qualified
    idiots and not enough problem solvers.

    Please compare my plan with President Obamas

    This plan will never be accepted because of the Greed of a few
    plutocrats who control everything today including President Obama.

    However we do have a vote and we can vote for leaders who will
    implement this plan or one just like it for it is based on everyone's
    human rights.

    Peter Baxter