So I was thinking about Stevie Johnson today - you know, the guy that dropped the game winning pass against Pittsburgh in overtime last week. He went out and blamed God via twitter using perhaps the most improper grammar I have ever seen. I say good for him. You always see these athletes thanking God for their athletic prowess - why not blame him for their screw ups as well? Makes sense to me.
I'm sure that between war torn Sudan, AIDS, crack babies, North Korea, Iran, that tranny hooker that is president of Venezuela (I think his name is Julian Assange), and Al Franken, God has time to watch a leisurely Sunday football game and try to influence the outcome. Particularly a guy that was drafted in the 7th round. By Buffalo.
Unfortunately, this isn't the worst thing that will happen in football this year. Besides the obligatory verbal diarrhea that we'll here from Rex Ryan any given week, the Black Eyed Peas will be performing at halftime at the Superbowl this year. It's almost enough reason to not watch the game, even if the Patriots make it, on the outside chance that I may catch a glimpse of that troll Fergie, and turn to stone.
Seriously - Bruce Springstein, AC/DC, The Who - all recent performers. Now the friggin Black Eyed Peas. What's next? A Lady Gaga/ Justin Bieber duo? The Black Eyed Peas might be the most talentless group to ever "grace" the stage. This is a group that got 4th in a talent show at a crappy high school. The founding fathers must be rolling over and projectile vomiting in their graves. Ruining last year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show was one thing, but the Superbowl? Cmon.
So what does this have to do with employment? Nothing. I just hate the Black Eyed Peas.
The fallacy of government spending, and they Keynesian approach, is that it assumes spending = jobs. And let's face it, you can spend a lot of money without stimulating crap. Given me $787 billion, and I can guarantee you I wont create (or save) a single job. The only difference is, if you give me that money, I'm outright telling you I wont do shit with it. The biggest difference between tax cuts and spending is this: While it's true that both can leave you with a big pile of nothing at the end of the day, spending is more dangerous. And here's why.
The government is a succubus. Remember that girl your friend used to date? She always brought him down, and made him a miserable slag, but he couldn't get away? That's a succubus. The government will spend your money with no intention of ever giving it back. In fact, the solution to any government issue, is to throw more money at it, or create another regulatory agency. Which costs more money. You can't trust the government to spend in the short term, because it will become long term in the budget.
It's true that tax cuts may not create job growth either. Just because operating costs are decreased doesn't mean a business will hire. But, at the very least, we can guarantee that the government isn't recklessly wasting our money. After all, it wasn't theirs to begin with.