Cumberland Times-News

Editorials

July 7, 2013

It is only the private sector, not government, that creates jobs

Kevin Shaffer doesn’t understand that government does not create jobs. Its function is taxing and spending — not job creation.

 The only jobs government creates are civil servant jobs — hence they go in the expense and debit column, because they are expenditures.

 Real job creation is only done by the private sector and for the private sector to come to an area it looks for a welcoming climate. There is nothing welcoming about the state of Maryland which is nothing but a high tax state under Martin O’Malley looking to spend money on welfare and illegal aliens.

He has turned the state over to the control of labor unions. Why do you think jobs and companies are leaving Maryland and moving to Virginia?

 The BOC can do nothing about job-hostile state policies emanating from Annapolis. We are stuck with one of the worst governors in the nation. He runs large budget deficit and then looks to high tax on essentials like gasoline to pay for this wanton spending. Martin O’Malley makes you long for Spiro Agnew.

 So if you wonder about job creation try looking at the horrendous policies of the current governor and you will understand why jobs do not come to Maryland.

Judith Weller, Ph.D

LaVale

 

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