Monday, February 9, 2009

Isn't work considered a job, Mr. Steel?

RNC Chair: jobs in governemnt are not really jobs.

STEELE: You've got to look at what's going to create sustainable jobs. What this administration is talking about is making work. It is creating work.

STEPHANOPOULOS: But that's a job.

STEELE: No, it's not a job. A job is something that -- that a business owner creates. It's going to be long term. What he's creating...

STEPHANOPOULOS: So a job doesn't count if it's a government job?

(CROSSTALK)

STEELE: Hold on. No, let me -- let me -- let me finish. That is a contract. It ends at a certain point, George. You know that. These road projects that we're talking about have an end point.

As a small-business owner, I'm looking to grow my business, expand my business. I want to reach further. I want to be international. I want to be national. It's a whole different perspective on how you create a job versus how you create work. And I'm -- either way, the bottom line is...

STEPHANOPOULOS: I guess I don't really understand that distinction.

STEELE: Well, the difference -- the distinction is this. If a government -- if you've got a government contract that is a fixed period of time, it goes away. The work may go away. That's -- there's no guarantee that that -- that there's going to be more work when you're done in that job.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Yes, but we've seen millions and millions of jobs going away in the private sector just in the last year.

STEELE: But they come -- yes, they -- and they come back, though, George. That's the point. When they go -- they've gone away before, and they come back.

5 comments:

Count Istvan said...

It should be painfully obvious that Republicans don't give a damn about getting people back to work.

godzilla104 said...

It should also be painfully obvious that Steele is an A-1 idiot.

et said...

Next up: Steele claims that water is not really wet because it evaporates.

Anonymous said...

What's it like having your reason for existing dashed from under you now that NH censors comments?

Just curious.

Count Istvan said...

Lil Barry Bailout Doesn't post here, sorry

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