Does pork create and or save jobs?

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    Discuss.
     
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    It is obvious the answer is yes, but only in the short term. If the country needs long term jobs AND careers, it is up to free enterprise to produce. It is a shame the government prevents such enterprises from hiring.
     
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    It may save or create some jobs - but the opportunity cost in terms of the jobs it destroys or prevents from being created due to the transfer payment aspect is higher than the supposed saved/created ones.
     
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    Your first 2 sentences are correct then you went all delusional on us.
     
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    having not set in stone taxes is a good way to scare employers into playing it safe and not hiring.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hK46E72B1A[/ame]
     
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    Yeah a good thing workers do not take that same viewpoint. I am not going to work this year becuase I do not know how much I will pay in taxes...
    If the opportunity for increased sales is there what company will not try and increase production?
    But no jobs = flat or decreased sales. A vicious circle we are in.
     
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    Only in the short term...and usually in a really ineffective and inefficient way.
    Government (in America) can only create long term employment through expanding the government...which in most cases is also horribly ineffective, chock filled with waste and fraud.
    Anytime the government tries to create artificial demand or uses it's influence or tax dollars you get a truly messed up result, usually making the situation it was supposed to "fix"...worse.
    The housing bubble being the largest example.
    And one that is happening right now, the FED desperately trying to stave off a market crash by outright giving businesses tax payer dollars, monetizing debt etc. etc. This will only increase the depth and width of the inevitable abyss.
     
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    watch the vid. its entertaining. youll gain some perspective.
     
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    The answer isn't even yes in the short term.

    Every dollar that gubmint spends to "create jobs" --whether through taxation or inflation-- is expropriated from somewhere else in the economy, which could itself be put into productive use.

    There's still no such thing as free lunch.
     
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