The Washington Post on June 20, 2011 had this article: Scott Walker finds making bumper stickers is easier than creating jobs. The significance of this article is that highlights the extreme schizophrenia of the political "right". On one hand the political "right" claims that the government is evil and stifles business. Without any apparent recognition of their hypocrisy the political "right" goes on to demand with extreme arrogance that government create a business environment that fosters job growth by cutting so-called impediments such as regulations that protect the consumer.
Instead of laying perpetual blame on the government, why isn't the political "right" stepping up to take the leadership role in job creation? Where are the entrepreneurs? Why aren't Jobs, Gates, Buffets creating job opportunities? After all this is what the private sector is supposed to be good at.
The reason that the private sector is laying people off and creating unemployment is that they have no need of non-productive employees. Yet they claim that the government must create unnecessary jobs to benefit the corporations. Translation: "Corporate Welfare". Gee, I thought the private sector was against welfare.
This insanity will continue. I will bet that if the government rolls over as demanded to create make work jobs that the private sector will continue with their mind numbing zombie mantra that the government is wasting millions of tax dollars having people do useless work. I guess you just can't win.
Should the political "right" wish to restore some credibility to their claims that government should stay out of business, then they should take the responsibility to create jobs themselves. After all isn't it the claim of the political "right" that government does not create wealth and that it is the private sector that creates wealth. If that is true, when will the political "right" put its foot where its mouth is and start creating jobs?