Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Job creators: Step forward, sound off!

I'm sick of hearing about all the tax cuts and perks and respect we should give to "the job creators" so they don't feel "uncertain" which apparently puts them in a bad mood, and then that hinders them from getting to work on their job creating duties…...

Sen. Harry Reid thoughtfully offered the speculation that "millionaire job creators…are like unicorns…they don't exist."

Harry Reid on job creators and unicorns

Nick Hanauer, entrepreneur and venture capitalist, says consumers create jobs when they buy things, and "when businesspeople take credit for creating jobs, it is like squirrels taking credit for creating evolution."

Nick Hanauer on Bloomberg, talking about jobs and squirrels

There's a new group called the Job Creators Alliance—Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan Chase, and folks like him—that is dedicated to refurbishing the image of the, you know, job creators.

American Prospect's Balance Sheet piece on "The One Percent Strikes Back"

Well, fine, I wish the Alliance would announce the number of jobs that job creators have created recently, say, in the last three years. In fact, what I really wish is that rich job creators all over the country would stand up right now, identify themselves, tell us how much money they made last year, tell us how much the Bush tax cuts and the current payroll tax cuts are worth to them personally, and talk about how many jobs they've created in the last few years while we've extended tax cuts and increased tax cuts.

Right now, taxes on businesses---including the elusively-defined small businesses---are the lowest they've been in decades.

We all know business taxes haven't been raised since the financial collapse three years ago.

Memo to all job creators: What's stopping you? Create some of those jobs today! Let everybody know about it!

Job creators: Get to work (Part 1)

Job creators: Get to work (Part 2)

Nick Hanauer's web site

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