When Democrats are not plotting on giving houses to the homeless, paying drug addicts to shoot up, and inviting the world to immigrate to the US—they’re scheming on the ultimate decadent, immoral and unworkable government plan: “guaranteeing every American a taxpayer-financed job”:
Senator Bernie Sanders recently promised to introduce a bill guaranteeing every American a taxpayer-financed job, should they want it. His colleague, Senator Cory Booker, has already written a bill which would test such a policy in 15 places with high joblessness. Senators Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand, three other potential presidential contenders, are co-sponsors. Ms Gillibrand will reportedly soon pen her own plan, too.
In addition to the cost of the program, the giveaway will expand the government payroll by 50 percent. Presumably to administer.
“In April 2018, about 127.34m people were employed on a full-time basis” in the US. (The Statistics Portal)
The Economist’s says America has 148m workers.
Of this, “Government at all levels employs 22.3m Americans.”
This, of course, is not free-market capitalism.
#PeterNavarro, White House director of trade policy, says that 1 million of the 3 million jobs created under #PresidentTrump involved people previously unemployed. #PresidentTrump. https://t.co/DmvD81QHCC https://t.co/ROZkDJtQjL
— Ilana Mercer (@IlanaMercer) June 6, 2018