Obama: Economy Would Be ‘Better Off’ with More Government Workers
Obama seems to not understand that government does not produce anything. The only thing it does is cause issues for those trying to make something. Not only that, but that these jobs cost money which must be paid for by people who are doing productive jobs.
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President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the U.S. economy would be “much better off” if federal, state, and local governments hired more workers.
As cities like Chicago face budget crises from unfunded pensions for retiring public workers and cities as large as Detroit have declared bankruptcy, Obama suggested these governments should spend more taxpayer money to improve the national unemployment rate:
If those layoffs had not happened, if public sector employees grew like they did in the past two recessions, the unemployment rate would be 6.5 instead of 7.5. Our economy would be much better off, and the deficit would still be going down because we would be getting more tax revenue.
The President made the comments at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Chattanooga, TN as part of a larger campaign to promote his economic policies.