Quiner Diner’s reader blames Republicans for lack of job creation

By Tom Quiner

A faithful Quiner’s Diner reader presented the liberal’s explanation for the lack of job creation during the Obama years: it’s the Republican’s fault.

Here is his take on the root cause of the problem:

“The problem that the Republican Party has is that it takes more than the President to create jobs. And the perception (whether true or not) is that the House with its Republican majority is seen as doing nothing (or even worse) to help the problem.”

My take? We’re on the same page.

It DOES take more than the president to create jobs.

It DOES take more than Congress to create jobs.

Jobs are created in the private sector. Government cannot create jobs, they can only suppress job creation through high taxes and lousy public policy.

What has the Obama government done to try to create jobs?

Much …

1. Pass a zillion dollar “stimulus” bill. 40% of it had to be borrowed from China, adding to the deficit.
2. Increase taxes on America’s most productive workers.
3. Increase the minimum wage. They want to do it again.
4. Pass a new entitlement, Obamacare, which increases employers’ cost to hire new workers, and which creates an incentive to cut full time workers to part time.
5. Increase government regulation geometrically in practically every area in our lives.

Don’t tell me Republicans have stifled the Obama government’s attempt to create jobs. Democrats HAVE successfully passed much legislation, in spite of Republican opposition, and it has all failed to “stimulate” job creation.

When they couldn’t pass a bill, Obama simply imposes his will, such as new draconian OSHA regulations which will curtail or end coal production and kill a bunch of even more jobs.

Here’s the bottom line: Democrat’s ideas HAVE been tried. They just don’t work. Worse, they hurt us working class stiffs.


  1. JoeC on August 17, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    You will notice that I said “perception”. Facts come in a distant second compared to perception, because people tend to believe what they want to believe and it’s easy to label facts “questionable”.

    Our current president has proven himself very good at representing his viewpoint to his base and beyond.

    • quinersdiner on August 17, 2013 at 2:13 pm

      Good point. Perception is reality. This humble little blog tries to change perceptions by presenting another view point, one grounded in reality, and hopefully backed with some substance.

  2. JoeC on August 17, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    I for one appreciate your effort 🙂

  3. Lululemon Canada on June 10, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    I’ve never met Patrick Mercer. But, given the way in which he was happy to share his unacceptable views on race with journalists and lobbyists, I can’t believe he kept them hidden from his colleagues. And yet he was tolerated, and welcome, within the traditionalist fold.