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Job Creation Through Destruction!

Families Protection the Valley Newsletter 9/23/11

I used to joke with my friends that I could create jobs with a baseball bat. When they asked me what I meant, I'd explain that all I had to do was run through the neighborhood and break all the windows and it would create a lot of jobs in window replacement. The moral of the story is that just because you have an idea that will create jobs doesn't mean it's a good one. We now have an administration that believes in the 'baseball bat' theory on a much larger scale. They believe in tearing down dams to create jobs.

U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar spoke at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco Monday and touted the job creation that will be created by dam destruction. Although we do admit that jobs can be created by tearing things down, we don't necessarily believe it proves destruction to be a good idea. We still believe in the old fashioned concept of free markets creating jobs which generates taxes which makes it possible to afford to tear down dams (or better yet, build them). We can't wrap our minds around the concept of tearing down dams with money we don't have to create jobs to stimulate the economy. We are of the belief that this economic concept has failed in the past and it will undoubtedly fail again.

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