Jobs are created by productive individuals who utilize a set of skills that are worthy of compensation. A government entity does not necessarily create jobs. It does however, redistribute the private wealth it acquires through taxation into public goods. The true value of many public goods is often embellished and rarely quantifiable.
I have followed Grover Norquist’s efforts to encourage elected officials to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. The Pledge “asks all candidates for federal and state office to commit themselves in writing to the American people to oppose all tax increases”.
I would sign this Pledge and so would many of my millennial counterparts. We know that a vigorous debate on the value of public goods is coming this election season. Like every other red-blooded American, I am looking forward to it.
Have a great July 4th!
The Republican Millennial
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