Column Got It All Wrong
The headline of Scott Mooneyham’s provocative opinion piece “Government Creates Jobs — Lots of Them” (Oct. 26) claims that the government does, indeed, create jobs, “lots of them.”
Although his purpose is to discredit the conservative insistence that government doesn’t create jobs, his only examples are that government money partially funds research that leads to jobs ultimately created by people like you and me.
The headline should have been “Government Support of Education and Research Leads to Some Jobs,” because that is all he says in almost a full column of text.
We all know that. All in all, it’s a weak point supported poorly.
He also says that “the government doesn’t create jobs” is “babbling and myth uttered as truth and wisdom,” and finds it unfortunate that the babblers don’t “dive head first into a sandpit.”
Did he feel that way about those who said, “It’s the economy, stupid?”
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