Monday, February 09, 2009

Remembering good jobs

Once we realize that employment can be married to public need -- that Americans can be paid to build and maintain a sustainable, high-tech 21st century infrastructure; as well as provide the kinds of services communities require -- then the low-wage, crap benefits, hawking-of-superfluous-consumer-junk-for-the- enrichment-of-our-employers-model of "work" can appear profoundly inefficient and wasteful on many levels.

This is why Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele is adamant that government jobs aren't really "jobs" -- they are merely "work." It is incumbent upon business to keep their monopoly on "job creation" lest people remember they can create whatever kind of good-paying jobs they want -- and towards whatever end -- on their own.

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