The surest way to create 100,000 jobs for Utahns would be for the Federal
Government to allow us to welcome in 30,000 more legal foreign workers and their
families. Some would start businesses and would hire employees (immigrants are
more likely to be entrepreneurs than US natives), the rest could take jobs are
now posted in Workforce Service offices throughout the state. The businesses
that now languish for lack of workers would need to hire more support staff for
them, more housing surplus would come off the market, and the increase in
consumer demand of 30,000 new paychecks would lift our economy out of the
doldrums. What's keeping our five federal lawmakers from Utah from
proposing serious immigration reform? I thought they favored legal immigration.
Re: Pagan | 3:53 p.m. Sept. 20, 2011 "Wow. The private sector creates
jobs?"You don't seriously think for 1 minute that the federal
government creates permanent jobs do you? What government gives to the people
government must first take from the people.FYI Utah's unemployment
rate in August 2011 was 7.6%. Obama is still trying to justify a national 9.1%
RE: The RockGovernment expenditures should be looked at as
investments. As an example, look a public airports. They are funded primarily
through taxes, yet they are economic engines. Many private jobs are directly
related to airports, not to mention tax revenue from sales and income. As another example, the interstate highway system has paid for itself
several times over, if you count all of the economic activity that is directly
connected to the roads. My point is that not all government
spending is evil or a drag on the economy.
Utah is a sanctuary city. Maybe if we stopped giving out Drivers Licenses,
welfare, food stamps, education grants and medical care to illegal immigrants,
not to mention free jobs, we could all pay less taxes and get a job.
100,000 jobs already exist in the state but they are gobbled up by illegal
aliens. Demand that e-verify be used without exception and the goal will be
reached without any effort or special commissions. come on gov. Do the
Wow. The private sector creates jobs? The Bush tax cuts have been
GIVING the private sector tax breaks since... 2001.
Well, where are they?
We don't need anymore government jobs or stimulus plans. Government meddling is
what's made this recession so drawn out. The economy needs to be allowed to
settle and the free market needs to be allowed to do its work. The
past 30 years of fiscal policy in this nation have been a house of cards built
on taking unnecessary risks and ignoring the rules. That house is collapsing and
governments worldwide are spending everything they have (and a lot they don't
have) trying to stop it.For the nation (and world) to start
recovering we've got to hit bottom first... and the more governments meddle and
prop up their economies the longer that process is going to take. Had the
economy actually been allowed to hit bottom in 2008 we would be three years into
recovery now. Instead government policies have made conditions from 2008 linger
for 3 years and when the next downturn comes (it's coming soon) the government
will have no tools left to ease the suffering. Part 2 of the recession is going
to be a lot worse than part 1... so be ready.
The governor is wise to emphasize that the private sector needs to create these
jobs. All wealth is created in the private sector, usually through
manufacturing, mining and agriculture. Wealth creating jobs are sustainable
because they pay for themselves and even generate a profit.Government consumes wealth. Every job in the public sector is paid for with
revenue derived from the private sector. This deprives the private sector of the
revenue required to create wealth producing jobs.Government cannot
lead the economy out of a recession.