Sue them for fraud?Submitted by jaojee on Wed, 02/04/2009 - 13:38
So, we hear all the time our elected officials talking about "creating jobs". It's a very very clear economic fact that government CANNOT in any way create a job. It can shift them from industry to industry, or destroy them, but it can never induce a net increase in jobs.
So, this is fraud. The representatives promise creating jobs, etc., by doing various government actions. They know, or should know, that this is a blatant lie. Unfortunately, many Americans have come to believe this lie. Thus, this fraud has been perpetuated and caused great harm.
Elected officials stand to gain from this fraud because they get reelected, receive campaign contributions from special interests, receive good positions after leaving public sector, etc., etc...
I suppose they could claim ignorance or incompetence, but... that would be a good truth to come out, too :)
So... question: is there a way we could work toward pursuing this in court? Couldn't we take anyone to court who claims they are "creating jobs" through government action for fraud? We know they're frauds, is there a way we could pursue justice?
ps. The slight exception to this is if government did nothing, let us have freedom and a free market, it could then indirectly support and allow an increase in jobs, but that's not what these guys are talking about when they say "create jobs".