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ECONOMY: Corporations aren’t the job creators

Letter by Carol A. Dedrick, Tacoma on Jan. 20, 2012 at 11:17 am | 144 Comments »
January 20, 2012 1:37 pm

After watching more republican debates than I probably should have, I have come to the conclusion that the Republican Party has written a ninth beatitude: Blessed are the job creators for they shall never know a tax burden.

But who are the job creators? We know who the Republicans think they are: corporations and the richest Americans. We also know that both of those groups are sitting on piles of money right now, thanks in no small part to Republicans’ efforts to “protect the job creators.”

But if having lots of money creates jobs, then why have so pitifully few been created lately?

Here’s why. Businesses are struggling today because they are missing one essential component: customers. That’s it. Plain and simple.

Put a little extra money in the hands of the middle class and watch them go to restaurants, department stores, grocery stores, golf courses and all the other small businesses that create so many of the jobs in our community.

So, as the Republican Party continues to preach the sanctity of the job creators, realize their error. The concept is good; it’s their definition that’s bad.

You and I are the job creators, the middle class, not the corporations or the rich.

How about we rewrite that beatitude to something like this: Blessed is the middle class, for as it goes, so goes this economy.

Can I get an amen on that?

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