If you vote for Scott Brown and – God forbid! - he wins, you will be responsible for:
- Increasing the national debt (mainly because he refuses to allow the top 1 percet to pay anything close to their fair share of taxes); and
- Increasing unemployment (because he consistently votes against funding job-creating bills).
The Republican party’s standard answer to these criticisms is that the wealthiest 1 percent are the job creators. With very few exceptions, this is absolute nonsense.
Private-sector jobs are created when the middle class has enough income to spend to buy goods and services. (How many businessmen do you know who will create more jobs to produce something that no-one will buy?) Public-sector jobs are created when governments allocate funds for them. (The unemployment rate would be about 7 percent - instead of 8+ percent - if nearly a half million jobs for teachers, police officers, and other government personnel had not been cut.)
Republicans like Brown oppose both approaches to creating jobs. He is irresponsible.
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