“As nice as they are to have, teaching jobs, fireman, policeman, they are all paid for with money out of the private sector. They are paid for with tax revenue from citizens. They cut into the amount of money left for private sector jobs, they don’t grow the number of private sector jobs, they reduce them. Now, I’ve gotta to be very careful here because no one is against teachers or fireman or cops, but those are public sector jobs.”
“They aren’t private sector jobs, they do not contribute to economic growth. Their purpose is otherwise. They have an entirely different purpose. Public safety, public education, but there’s no growth in the economy if you add those jobs. If there aren’t other types of private sector jobs added, while at the same time were adding to the fire rolls, the cop rolls and the teachers, we are reducing the size of the private sector. This is Marxism 101.”
These are two quotes from Rush Limbaugh. These comments were made during the recent run up to Election 2012.
Now, I have a couple of questions:
1. If we hire teachers, police and firemen, do we not pay them?
2. If we hire teachers, police and firemen, do we not provide them with equipment?
The government will purchase vehicles, firearms, radios and other equipment. Does this not contribute to the economy? Do these people not serve a purpose in ensuring that the economy of the United States drives on. Firemen keep fires from spreading and destroying homes, businesses, etc. Police serve as a deterrent to crime and to indirectly protect private and commercial property. They also keep the peace to a degree.
Though, it is a given that the police do cross the line at times and serve to disturb the peace nearly as much as they keep the peace. Especially when they are utilized by Politicians as jackbooted thugs which seems to be growing all too common these days.
Teachers serve or at least many attempt to produce intelligent citizens who can enter the job market and contribute to the economy. This is arguable at times as many teachers are as worthless as teats on a boar hog but, for the most part, teachers serve their purpose and pump out young adults who do enter the job market and are, for the most part, literate. Though this effort is stifled by outdated notions of job security for even the most inefficient scum who suck off of the government parasitically while producing nothing in the way of improvement in the minds of our youth.
With all of that in mind, each of these positions do, in fact, contribute to the economic growth of the nation. Yet, they simultaneously curb the private sectors ability to introduce funds into the economy. Where would those funds better serve the economy? That could be debated endlessly.
Rush Limbaugh, as usual, is wrong and only running his mouth with the hyperbolic fervor that has made him a millionaire. That is, after all, his goal. Talk loud, spin everything, keep empty heads nodding and spending money to support him and his personal economy.
Has there ever been a greater moron with a greater following of foolish sheep in the history of radio/cable TV? I don’t know. Maybe Glenn Beck gave him competition. The morons at Huff Post give the Dittoheads a good run for their money.
Rush Limbaugh is another of those partisan hacks whom I find to be so treasonous. He’s as dangerous a character as any James Wilkerson or Benedict Arnold in American History. He does more damage than good by keeping the nation divided and unfocused on real issues or, more importantly, solutions. He’s simply a tool of the partisans of the GOP.
The fat bastard should be deported to Saudi Arabia where he can serve as the mouthpiece for Islamic lunacy and the Saudi Oil interests.