Where I, Ron, blog on a variety of different subjects--social theoretical, historical, cultural, political, social ethical, the media, and so on (I got the Max Weber and Mark Twain in me)--in a sometimes Niebuhrian or ironic way all with an attitude. Enjoy. Disagree. Be very afraid particularly if you have a socially and culturally constructed irrational fear of anything over 140 characters.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Romney Believes in the Virgin Birth of the Public Sector?
So Romney thinks that government does not create jobs. Hmm. One then wonders who created those jobs that built highways and overpasses when the federal government under a Republican president decided to pony up 90% of the monies which went into building the interstate highway system across the nation, a decision and a financing that gave further impetus to suburbanisation, suburban shopping malls, and economic activity and, hence, more jobs. Colgate toothpaste? One then wonders who created jobs at public schools and public universities. Kellogg's Corn Flakes? One then wonders who created Romney's job when he was the governor of Massachusetts. Alpo dog food? Bain Capital? Well perhaps more the latter than the former. Romney. Demagogue? cynic? historical and economic illiterate? all of the above?