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Labor Pay Day

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Obama’s plan to “invest” $50,000,000,000 of taxpayer money in infrastructure; roads, railways and runways, is just another payoff to the union labor who will benefit from this decision and is nothing more than Chicago-style payola. It is designed to buy recently diluted loyalty from the unions and votes from the communities that will see the instant, but transient, infusion of inflation-generating funny money.

Infrastructure is ordinarily useful if there is industry or agriculture to support and for the creation or maintenance of supply lines for the products they create. When productivity is flat to non-existant, of what use are new roads and railways? The reason Hitler was able to successfully kick-start the anemic German economy with Autobahn construction was twofold; first, it required legions of men with shovels and picks. Secondly, as soon as these roads were completed, these men were conscripted into the German military, which made very good (or bad) use of the men and the new highway system; a system specifically designed to serve this same military and Hitler’s purposes.

When Eisenhower decided to build our Interstate Highway system, it was also for military purposes (the rapid defensive deployment of troops in an increasingly dangerous world) although it has served a viable economic purpose, as well, back in the day when people had products to move and places to go.

The $50,000,000,000 would be much better employed as a tax break incentive for businesses to hire people and produce products. When these businesses and their employees are successful and able to pay more taxes, then the government can build or repair roads to move the products these businesses are actively creating. This would also save the Fed from having the expense of printing $50,0000,000,000 more in funny money with which they further enslave the taxpayer/debtors of this nation.

We are closing in on the November elections. This boondoggle is an overt attempt to buy votes with taxpayer money. It is really nothing new. It just has a lot more zeros than we have been accustomed to see in the past. Please remember, Democrat politicians are not stupid, just immoral, but those who vote for them are stupid and not just stupid, but suicidal.