Governor Malloy plans to have an economic summit on October 26th, the kind of gathering president Obama has ever 4 to 6 months, and the disscussion will be about jobs (yawn) which I think is a waste of time because when Malloy got his budget passed he said it was all about jobs.
“Okay guys, we’re here. Now, who wants to talk first about jobs?” You can imagine that’s how these things go. “Business leaders” or people who are annointed with this silly designation, will be invited to the meeting and give broad statements about regulations or taxes. Malloy will listen and probably sit there with his jacket off and sleeves rolled up because he means business.
But lets back up here. What is it that Malloy believes in when it comes to economic growth? Above I mentioned that Malloy’s budget was—in his words—all about jobs. Well what happened to that? Did the budget work toward that goal, did it fail? Was it a con and he didn’t mean it? When I say the economic summit is not necessary what I really mean is that he should not think it is because he believes his budget will produce just what he is having a summit about.
And he didn’t only say that the budget was all about jobs, he also said the budget meant “Connecticut is open for business”. Oh, he really piled on to the notion that this was a budget that will bring economic growth and jobs. But it didn’t happen and now we have to conclude that he thinks it won’t happen hence the summit and the ridiculous “jobs tour” he made through the state.
The question is, what is in governor Malloy’s mind when it comes to economics and governments roll? If he thought his budget would have a positive affect then shouldnt he be changing his mind about whatever principles he had when he put them into practice and failed?
But what if it were a con? We can’t really know that it is but if it were the motivations would be clear. We are made to pay more taxes for an expanded government that will increase spending. The immediate response to that is, why not cut spending? But since the budget means “jobs, jobs. jobs” then higher taxes equates to people going back to work therefore the sacrifice becomes acceptable.
I made a brilliant observation during the budget debate that it was as much about jobs as it was about zebra’s. I’ll make another one now and say Malloy does not care much about economic growth or jobs because if he were successful at it there would be little need for Democrats. His brand of liberalism shuns business and success and rewards failure. In fact the more people down on their luck the more they need government. As government grows so do unions and so does the Democratic party. Now copy this and keep it in your wallet so you don’t forget.