A Macher Emeritus friend of mine told me that when a person is hired to work a temp job - even if it's just for one day - that's counted by the Gubmint as a "job created." Oy gevalt. Who knew?
Plus I heard these two stats on television last night, and noted them on the back of an envelope. It would be a waste to leave them there.
- Solar energy costs 35 cents per kilowat. Coal, oil and gas? Less than a nickel.
- When a job is created using private equity, not only does it cost taxpayers exactly nothing, but the cost to investors is about $20,000 per job on average. On the other hand, when Gubmint creates a job, it spends ten times as much - $200,000 - and that's taxpayer money. (Unless the job is in WV, then it costs $1.35 million.)
So come November, make sure you vote for the venture capitalist ... not the venture socialist.