Recall Rick Scott

GOP’s lies about jobs unchallenged by Democrats by Melissa Gridley
April 3, 2011, 8:44 AM
Filed under: Budget cuts, Government, Politics, Rick Scott, Unemployment

Robert Reich, © 2011 Robert Reich

Florida Gov. Rick Scott touts corporate tax cuts, while the state's schools face $3 billion in spending reductions.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has been telling this whopper over and over again, in one form or another: “Cutting the federal deficit will create jobs.”

It’s not true. Cutting the deficit will create fewer jobs. Less government spending reduces overall demand.

This is particularly worrisome when, as now, consumers and businesses are still holding back. Fewer government workers have paychecks to buy stuff from other Americans, some of whom in turn will lose their jobs without enough customers.

But truth doesn’t seem to matter. Republicans apparently believe that if big lies like this are repeated often enough, people start to believe them. Unless, that is, those big lies are repudiated – and big truths are told in their place.

Read more of Robert Reich’s article at the SFGate website.