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Re: “Kimberly-Clark expansion in Conway

This story perfectly illustrates the "Lie of Liberalism" in that government involvement -- significantl involvement as we saw with Tarp and the stimulus -- are always abject failures since government by its nature is the most inefficient way to run the economy and always ends up wasting ridiculous amounts of taxpayer dollars. Kimberly-Clark is spending $65 million and creating 100 jobs at an average of $650,000 per job.

Contrast this job creation with the stimulus' job creation and in particular, a story that first broke in September about the City of Los Angeles and its wasteful use of stimulus/taxpayer dollars. In that situation, the LA Comptroller's Office found that the depatments of public works and transportation spent $111,450,000 of stimulus/taxpayer dollars that resulted in only 55 new or "saved" jobs. That's a little more than an average of $2 million taxpayer dollars spent per job! What a joke! And yet, Liberals still want more of this nonsensical waste.

Hopefully, beginning tomorrow, we can start the process of making the Federal Government vastly smaller and limited and unwinding the size and scope of its bureaucracies and regulations. Then, the Federal Goverment will only spend what the US Constitution specifically allows AND what is truly a Vital National Purpose (in case there should be any doubt as with the vague "Commerce Clause" and the equally vage "Welfare Clause". At that point, virtually all other spending -- the money and the propriety/need for such spending can and must happen at the state, county and city level since they are in the best position to know their needs and their ability to prioritize and pay for those needs. As the great Milton Friedman once rightly observed, "When a man spends his own money to buy something for himself, he is very careful about how much he spends and how he spends it. And when a man spends someone else's money on someone else, he doesn't care how much he spends or what he spends it on. And that's government for you". Those words have always rung true!

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Posted by Fire Mark Pryor.com on 11/01/2010 at 5:36 PM

 

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