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ELECTION: To slow spending, choose Rossi

Letter by Shan J. Gill, Olympia on Sep. 21, 2010 at 9:58 am | 11 Comments »
September 21, 2010 10:05 am

There exists a choice this fall that is distinct and simple. Dino Rossi believes it is business that create jobs. The incumbent believes it is government. Who is right? Or is there a “right”? Let’s take a look.

Business, in its essence, grows and harvests things, digs things out of the ground and transports those things to markets. This creates jobs and wealth.

On the other hand, when the government adds a new job, it has to find the money to pay for it. It gets that money from taxes. Taxes are taking a portion of those things grown, harvested, dug and moved.

Sure, government employees pay taxes. But this is not new money. The taxes they pay are simply a re-assignation of funds in the system. Government cannot sustain without an injection of taxes from newly created wealth. The government never creates wealth; at its best, it will support a business environment that creates wealth that pays the taxes.

The problem is simple: Government is spending faster than the people who grow and harvest and dig and move can grow and harvest and dig and move. The solution is simple: Slow the spending.

Who will help slow the spending? The decision is simple: Dino Rossi.

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