Monday, July 25, 2011

Why Haven't The "Job Creators" Created Any New Jobs?

This graph is from 2007 but I think we can all agree on the trend. Nothing has changed that would bring the Upper 1% closer to the Bottom Fifth.

So here's my question. It's a simple one.

If those at the top of the socio-economic bracket are no longer "greedy, rich, bastards" but are now transformed into "Job Creators" and the salvation of The American Way...where are the fucking jobs?

Rich people are richer then they have ever been. They are taxed at a lower rate than they have ever been. They have less "skin in the game" in the American economy than ever before.

So, with all of this extra money these supposedly altruistic, patriotic, "Job Creators" have...where are the motherfucking jobs?

We shouldn't have ANY unemployed workers. These "Job Creators" have more than enough investment reserve to create assloads of new businesses employing every fucking body.

And yet...they don't. They are afraid that they might not be able to remodel their chef's kicthen in their summer home in Monaco if their gross income is reduced by 0.00001%,

They might have to reduce the hours of one of their undocumented, minimum wage toilet maids if their net wealth drops from $3.1 Billion to a mere $3.0 billion.

If these richest motherfuckers are really the engine that drives the American Economy, if they are really the most "American" Americans, if they are really so much better than everyone else that we should all bow down to our Corporate Saviors and be happy to be doing so, then maybe, just maybe, they should be giving up some of their shit to help us out.

After all, we are the ones who made them rich. We sell their shit and we buy their shit. Without us, they are NOTHING! So I say, they owe us.

Pony up, bitches.

Stop whining and kick in your fair share of our national infrastructure.

Consider it a "cover charge".


Nick said...

It takes time to create jobs; come back in no attention to that man behind the curtain! The Great Oz has spoken!

I Travel for JOOLS said...

Tell me what the cost of a single or family plan is going to be for businesses under Obamacare in 2014. Answer: There is no answer. All we know is it's coming. Just heard the other day there is a slight "glitch" in the plan that will cost $50 BILLION to fix in order that the middle class will even be able to afford to purchase the insurance their employers will be required to provide and which the employees will be be required to purchase from them. $50 BILLION DOLLARS !

Tell me what the costs of the Dodd/Frank financial reform act is going to cost business? Answer: There is no answer. There are thousands of regulations coming but nobody knows what it's going to cost individual businesses.

And, then there are the individual states struggling with their budgets, out of control pension costs, etc. How are they dealing with this? How much more are their medicaid costs going to be as a result of Obamacare? They don't know. How are they going to pay for their out of control pension plans? They don't know. So, they sure aren't adding jobs, in fact, quite the reverse.

And, then, there's the fact we are not alone in this world. The Euro debt crisis affects businesses. Whatever China does affects businesses. Natural disasters continents away affect business. And, we've had several of those too lately.

I could go on, but when a business doesn't know what's facing them, they will pull in the reins even if they have excess cash.

We've all lived too large for too long and now we're all going to be paying the price one way or the other.

Anonymous said...

Hey, here in Michigan, our Governor recently gave Dow Chemical a huge tax break to create jobs. Yesterday, Dow announced a 20 billion dollar investment for a brand new chemical plant.....
In Saudi Arabia.
Not that I really want them here anyway. Just saying...

Anonymous said...

Lived to large for to long???????? Where has that taken place at?????

Ain't no damn fat bank accounts around here.

Hey Traders Joes open for all you people who think a job is a job.

There are jobs out there if you are willing to work for a job is a job wages.

I Travel for JOOLS said...

Super Dave,
I meant the collective "we". Some of us didn't live large and still don't but as a country we did. Our government is to blame for most of the mess we're in because they provided the environment for cheap loans people couldn't afford, handed out pork for roads to nowhere, paid corporations for shipping our jobs overseas, and passed laws that created huge, unsustainable entitlement programs and a welfare state that is so good (compared to working at Trader Joes) that a lot of people choose not to work at all.

In the meantime our government simply borrowed or printed money to pay for all this. It was a big house of cards that has now fallen down.

Anonymous said...

I find it funny how people bitch about what our goverment has done yet they vote the same ass losers into to office time and time again. Or they just plain don't give a damn and don't vote then bitch about the out come.

I Travel for JOOLS said...

Hope and change ! Hope and change !
Yah, right.

Kevin said...

Fucking Reagan declared war on the middle class and it has paid off. He increased our debt 186% in an effort to destroy Soc Sec and the "safety net." There are still working people who vote for repuglipigs.