SUMPIN’ FROM NUTTIN’ IS NOTHING … but NUTTIN’ from SUMPIN’ is [really] SOMETHING … or, HOW TO REALLY GET REAL JOBS with an INCOME HOLIDAY !

DEM [SMART’A…] POLITICOS FINALLY GOTTA LEARN:    YA JUS’ CAIN’T GET SUMPIN’ FROM NUTTIN’.  AND YA KNOW, THEY AIN’T NO MOSES TO GET WATER FROM A STONE.

YEAH, “TARP” DIDN’T WORK.  YEAH,  “STIMULUS” DIDN’T WORK.  YEAH, NOBODY GOT ANY WORK.  AND YEAH,  POLITICOS – OF ANY STRIPE – GOT NO IDEA HOW TO GET ANYTHING TO WORK; MUCH LESS HOW TO GET WORK FOR ANYBODY !

WELL, LET’S NOT KEEP STICKIN’ THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE.  LET’S STICK THE CARROT BEFORE THE HORSE. AND LEARN THAT NUTTIN’ FROM SUMPIN’ IS SOMETIMES REALLY SOMETHING !

SO WATTA YA GONNA DO?

THE CARROT IS:  BUSINESS – START PRODUCING NOW AND HIRING NOW –  AND GET AN INCOME HOLIDAY !!  (AND “TAX CUTS” – FUHGEDDABOUDIT FOR THE START.)

WE GIVE THEM THE INCENTIVE / INDUCEMENT OF A CARROT IF THEY CREATE JOBS AND PRODUCE NOW.  BUT, BUSINESS CAN’T GET THE CARROT UNTIL THEY CREATE THE JOBS AND GET INCOME.

IT’S PRETTY CLEAR TO US SIMPLE FOLK OUT HERE  THAT WASHINGTON SHOULD TURN BACK MAKING AMERICA ECONOMICALLY HEALTHY AND MAKING JOBS — WELL, BACK TO US – US SIMPLE FOLK OUT HERE !

SINCE WE AS A SOCIETY GET NOTHING FROM NOTHING; WHY NOT ENCOURAGE BUSINESS TO MAKE SOMETHING; AND THEN WE ALL GET SOMETHING – EVEN IF THE SOMETHING IS “ONLY” JOBS.  BY THIS TIME, BUSINESS KNOWS THE ONLY WAY TO GET SOMETHING IS TO MAKE / TO PRODUCE SOMETHING.  (THEY’VE BEEN DOING THAT, BUT ONLY OVERSEAS.)

SO, THE POLITICOS CAN DO THE SMARTEST AND MOST EFFECTIVE THING OF ALL:  ENCOURAGE BUSINESS TO PRODUCE – HERE, IN THESE UNITED STATES; THE PLACE THAT WE CALL HOME.  AND THEN, JUST LEAVE IT TO EVERY BUSINESS TO FIGURE OUT BY THEMSELVES HOW AND WHAT TO MAKE.

HERE’S A SIMPLE PRIVATE STIMULUS PROGRAM – AND A PROGRAM SURE TO MAKE JOBS:

A PRODUCTION INCENTIVE.

(1)  LET BUSINESS PRODUCE NEW STUFF – NOW – AND KEEP THE INCOME FROM IT !

(2)  LET INVESTORS INVEST IN THAT NEW PRODUCTION – NOW – AND KEEP THE INCOME FROM IT !

(3)  AND REMEMBER, GOVERNMENT’S GETTIN’ NUTTIN’ FROM NUTTIN’ RIGHT NOW, SO IT CAN’T BE LOSING ANYTHING !  FORGET TAX CUTS.  GIVE INCENTIVES TO PRODUCE – AN INCOME HOLIDAY !

(4)  EVERY BUSINESS WHICH OPENS A NEW PRODUCTION FACILITY (OR RE-OPENS A CLOSED PRODUCTION FACILITY) – IN THESE UNITED STATES –  DURING THE NEXT TWO (2) YEARS GETS TO KEEP ALL THE INCOME IT MAKES FROM THE NEW PRODUCTION OVER THE NEXT FIVE (5) YEARS.  AND FOR BIG INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION PROJECTS WE PROVIDE A LONGER PERIOD.

SINCE UNCLE SAM WOULD BE GETTING NOTHING FROM NOTHING ANYWAY – BIG BROTHER WOULD BE “LOSING” NOTHING.  WE, THE PEOPLE, WOULD BE GETTING SOMETHING – JOBS.

NOW MIND, I SAID “PRODUCTION”.  SURELY, BY NOW EVEN THE POLITICOS AND BUSINESS HAVE LEARNED THE CHINESE LESSON.

FIRST, IT TAKES PRODUCING THINGS – TO CREATE VALUE AND GENERATE WEALTH.  (THIS “CHINESE” LESSON ONCE UPON A TIME USED TO BE THE AMERICAN ‘CAN-DO’ LESSON.)   AND SECOND, BECOMING A SERVICE WORLD WHERE WE JUST SELL “SERVICES” BACK AND FORTH TO ONE ANOTHER  CREATES NO REAL VALUE OR WEALTH.  ( THE HEY YOU, SERVICE MY NAILS AND I’LL FLIP YOUR BURGERS.)

LET EVERYONE FIGURE OUT HOW OR WHAT THEY BELIEVE THEY CAN PROFITABLY PRODUCE  AND WE GOT REAL “INDUSTRIAL POLICY”, THE SUM TOTAL OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF SMART FOLK.  AND WE DON’T CARE WHETHER THE PRODUCTS ARE USED HERE OR EXPORTED.  IT TAKES PEOPLE WORKING  TO RUN PRODUCTION.  EVERY PRODUCT MADE HERE AND USED HERE IS ALSO ONE LESS PRODUCT SOLD HERE, BUT MADE BY PEOPLE WORKING ABROAD.

FOR PEOPLE WORKING AT PRODUCING THINGS, THEY THEN ACTUALLY ALSO DO NEED PEOPLE WORKING TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO THEM.  AND THEN, BUT ONLY THEN, DO WE PROFITABLY PUT PEOPLE BACK TO WORK IN THE SERVICE SECTOR.

A FINANCIAL INCENTIVE

 THERE’S ALSO A FINANCIAL SIDE TO THIS PRIVATE STIMULUS PROGRAM.  LET’S ALLOW ALL INVESTORS’ INVESTMENT IN SUCH NEW PRODUCTION PROJECTS TO KEEP ALL THE  INVESTMENT INCOME THEY  MAKE OVER THE NEXT FIVE (5) YEARS.  DON’T YOU THINK THAT US FOLKS OUT HERE WOULD LIKE TO MAKE THAT KIND OF INVESTMENT AND RETURN; RATHER THAN IN A WALL STREET BETTING PARLOR?  WHY, EVEN THE WALL STREET THREE CARD MONTE SHILLS MIGHT JUST GO FOR IT.

IF IT’S EVEN ATTRACTIVE ENOUGH, THEN THE POLITICOS DON’T HAVE TO TAKE THE MONEY OUT OF US FOLKS’ POCKETS FOR THEM TO PLACE THOSE BETS THAT WE DON’T AGREE WITH.  YA KNOW, LIKE USING ALL THE TARP STIMULUS MONEY TO REWARD PUBLIC EMPLOYEE UNIONS WITH JOB RETENTION (OH SORRY, “HELP TO GOVERNMENT IN PROVIDING SERVICES”) OR TO PAY BUILDING TRADES UNIONS AT “PREVAILING” WAGES SOME 4 TIMES GREATER THAN THE REAL PREVAILING WAGE OUT HERE (OH SORRY, “INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS”).

IF WE PRIZE EFFICIENCY = CUTTING OUT THE MIDDLEMAN, WHY NOT GIVE THE GOVERNMENT A DOSE OF ITS OWN MEDICINE.  WHY TAKE THE MONEY FROM US — TO FIRST GO THROUGH THEM STICKY FINGERS IN WASHINGTON – TO THEN “RETURN” IT US -BY POLITICOS GIVING IT TO THEIR CAMPAIGN SUPPORTERS AND THEN HAVING THEIR LEAVINGS “DRIBBLE” ( NOT EVEN “TRICKLE” ) DOWN TO US?

MAKE IT A NO-BRAINER FOR US SIMPLE FOLK OUT HERE – AND WE’LL BE GLAD TO INVEST  FOR A RETURN THAT’S NOT TAKEN FOR A WHILE.  LET EVERYONE FIGURE OUT HOW OR WHAT THEY FIGURE THEY CAN PROFITABLY INVEST   AND WE GOT REAL “FINANCIAL POLICY”, THE SUM TOTAL OF TENS OF MILLIONS  OF SMART FOLK.

‘NUF SAID.  LET’S GET AT IT.

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