Someone please explain Bachmann's "reasoning'?

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    Bachmann attacked President Obama's speech yesterday and in part she proposed to “massively cut” government and to repeal “job killing regulations.’’

    If the cost of government is largely the cost of salary and benefits, then cutting government means cutting jobs.

    Cutting jobs increases unemployment, so, I conclude, cutting government is a "job killing" proposition.

    In my thought process, these government employees have bills to pay, children to raise and whether they are productive in the eyes of some or not, they still pay taxes. In addition they buy things: pizzas and pies, shoes and socks, books and bagels.

    How will increasing the unemployment numbers stimulate our economy?
     
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    You really have no fucking idea where the money to pay those parasites comes from, do you?
     
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    What they need to do is dismantle NASA, all scientific agencies, all National Parks, stop using the Army engineering in civilian endeavors like dikes along the Mississippi...
     
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    The reasoning is simply. Eliminating the burden on the American people will allow them to create businesses, expand businesses, and seek out their own financial futures without the government needing to micromanage their lives.
     
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    How many tax payers does it take to pay one public employee's salary and benifits?
    10?
    20?
    30?
    I would bet it is closer to 50.
    Wouldn't it be better to spend that money elsewhere?
     
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    she is merely playing to her base
     
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    Do you understand the broken window fallacy? Are those jobs created out of whole cloth with no cost? And where do you get the bolded part? I want to see some evidence. From what I see on the ground, the waste is MASSIVE compared to the salary. They simply are not in comparison. I will waste the entire years salary for my entire work center in a single day...


    In the short term, jobs may be lost. In the long term, we will be a stronger nation because of it. In particular, cutting regulations saves no upfront cost but can go miles to securing our industry again.
     
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    This thread is implying the best form of job-making economy would be one in an entirely socialist government.

    If the best way to create jobs is to take money out of the economy and put it into government, why not do it with 100% of money earned? Then unemployment would be 0 and we'd all be rich right?
     
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    Parasites? I assume you never ask government workers for help for anything.
     
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    Parasites like... the Department of Defense?
     

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