Who are the real job creators? Is it the wealthy? The Reagan administration tried "trickledown economics," giving tax breaks to the wealthy so they could invest it. The rich invested all right, but not necessarily in the United States.
How about the big corporations? Are they the job creators? Give them some government subsidies and tax relief and hopefully they will expand production and hire more workers. No corporation wants to hire new workers when there is low demand for their products.
Who are the job creators? They are the vast middle-class workers with disposable income. Their spending creates the demand for products and services. Currently, the middle class is struggling just to survive. Many have lost their jobs. Their spending is down.
The answer to job creation lies in government spending to create jobs that create demand. Government and spending are dirty words for the tea party folks, but it worked to reduce unemployment in the Great Depression of the 1930s.
President Franklin Roosevelt called it "priming the pump." Once demand was created, private businesses began to hire again.
It makes sense to go with something that works rather than plans that have failed.
Bob Van Velkinburgh