Governments consume, and all to often waste, dollars taken from taxpayers by compulsion, funds that taxpayers normally use to 'create' additional productive jobs.
Many consider that the socialists by expanding entitlements and a bureaucracy to administer the largesse, were creating jobs. BS to that.
The bureaucrats were just additional beneficiaries only they had progresssed from a 'client' to a 'manager', they were still on welfare.
A job is when someone through their own initiative makes something or employs another person, to make a saleable product that another entity wants to buy.
Sometimes in the real world, there is no market. It may be temporary or as we move through time it manifests as a fact of modern life by being consigned rightfully to history.
Candles have only survived by morphing from absolute necessity as a light source to a decorative accoutrement.
Some manufacturers and most socialists are decrying the difficult trading conditions and reduced employment opportunities, at present being squeezed by falling demand and a dollar that is elevated in value against the $US.
The socilist solution is government intervention. That should read taxpayer levies to prop up an enterprise that has failed to adapt or is temporarily unable to satisfy a market that has for one reason or another decided it does not want to buy.
I had thought David Lange with a big contribution from Bob Jones had buried Muldoonism for ever, it appears I am mistaken. Parker, Shearer and Norman are leading another run for the clifftop, in an attempt to convince the ignorant that they can thwart every other business brain in the world and push water uphill with a rake.
Btw has anyone found out the real reason that Lemmings do that insane thing every now and then.