Meet the REAL Job Creators
By now everyone whose IQ is higher than his/her shoe size has already seen through the Republican bullshit about “the job creators.” In the GOP fantasy world, the wealthiest one percent of the country — i.e. the “job creators” — are champing at the bit to start investing money and creating jobs, if only those damn Democrats would give them more tax breaks and get rid of those job-killing regulations that are strangling the economy.
These alleged “job creators” are already sitting on trillions of dollars. If we lower their taxes even more, these “job creators” will have even more money to hide in Switzerland and the Cayman Islands. And this will create jobs, uh, how again?
Small business owners are the true job creators. Since 1993, sixty-five percent of American jobs have been created by companies with fewer than 500 employees.
And right now, bank loans to small businesses have fallen to their lowest level in twelve years. Think that might have something to do with our huge unemployment rate?
The money that these bailed-out banks are sitting on — remember where it came from? It came from US, the taxpayers who rescued them three years ago when they gambled and lost everything they owned. And this is how they’re paying us back.
To help counter the Republican Propaganda Machine, everyone should read and bookmark this Mother Jones article: Six myths that have to be killed for our economy to live. The article is one small voice against Fox News and Wall Street. But it’s a start.