I Never Got A Job From A Poor Person

But then again...

I have become so sick and tired of hearing this pitiful one liner bantered about by the conservative right, so let me provide the true answer to the question. Have you ever got a job from a poor person? Actually, that depends on the industry in which you work. Before I get into that, let’s set the foundation for this discussion. We are told to believe that the wealthy are the job creators in this country. That the economic model of supply and demand actually has no role in the employment cycle. This one dimensional view of business economics is more an indicator of the mental approach used by the conservative right than a statement of fact.


Do rich people create the jobs in this country? The answer to the question is they play role in job creation, however without them job creation would still exist and from it would rise a new group of wealthy Americans.

Fact: Rich people don’t go out and create businesses simply to provide people with jobs.

The driving force behind job creation is simply supply and demand. If there is a demand for candy bars in a neighborhood, I can create a job simply by supplying that demand. No rich person required. So, can I get a job from a poor person? As I stated earlier the answer to that question depends on your profession. If you work to supply a product or service that is highly used by people of less means than your job came from a poor person. If that poor person no longer creates a demand for the product or service you provide, I guarantee the rich person that you credit with giving you the job will lay you off in a second. So, based on this scenario one would have to say the stability of the job is in the hands of the poor people who create the demand more than the wealthy person who reaps the reward from that demand.

The reality is the majority of job creation is driven by the middleclass and not the wealthy. The middle-class wage earners who create the greatest demand for products thus the need for businesses and employees to deliver those products. There are however, a few industries where the narrowed minded single dimensional view of the right is actually valid. These industries include top of the line luxury car manufacturers, Yacht builders, and other product and services that target the wealthy. In this scenario, the wealthy create the demand and drive the process needed to deliver on that demand, therefore creating jobs.

I would also fail the entire motivation behind my writing this blog if I didn’t touch on the idiocy behind the equation (tax cuts for the wealthy=us job growth). I will be devoting several blogs to this subject over the next couple of weeks because of its importance to the general elections.

Investing is now a global affair and money follows the greater return on investment. One of the most popular ways that large corporations have increased return on investment is by lowering labor cost. One of the easiest ways to achieve that goal is to outsource jobs to other countries, in turn lowering labor cost and increasing return on investment. A savvy investor will have little motivation to invest in a company with unionized workers or high labor cost, when there are options without these income eating labor issues. No wealthy person will invest in America for the sake of investing in America. If the reader recalls, much of the money used to bailout the banking industry quickly found itself overseas and most of any increase in income experienced by the wealthy population of this country will do the same.

So, back to the original question posed in this hub. Can you get a job from a poor person? The answer would be a resounding “YES” especially if you work in one of the industries designed to service their needs.


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HSchneider 4 years ago from Parsippany, New Jersey

You are absolutely right, SOBF. The Right condemns stimulus that gives money to the poor as well as the middle class. But they are the ones who HAVE TO spend it. The wealthy hoard the money. The poor MUST spend and they in turn stimulate job creation. Excellent article.


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SOBF 4 years ago from New York, NY Author

HSchneider - Thanks and you are correct. The stimulus has a greater affect on job growth than the bank bailouts. One went to putting money in the hands of everyday people while the other lined the pockets of the wealthy. Tax cuts for large corporations (who pay little taxes already) and wealthy people are nothing more than another round of bailouts.


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TeaPartyCrasher 4 years ago from Camp Hill, PA

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That's also why sales taxes, etc are actually a tax more on the poor.

SOBF:

Might I share this on FaceBook?


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SOBF 4 years ago from New York, NY Author

TeaPartyCrasher - With a tag like that how can I say no. My preference would be a link.

Thanks


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TeaPartyCrasher 4 years ago from Camp Hill, PA

That is what was planning on doing, linking the hub!


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SOBF 4 years ago from New York, NY Author

You are welcome to do so. Someone once asked the same question and totally copied my work, pasted it to their blog outside of hubpages and put their name on it as the author. That was the reason for the suggested link.


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TeaPartyCrasher 4 years ago from Camp Hill, PA

I understand


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Tom Koecke 4 years ago from Tacoma, Washington

Very nicely written, SOBF! I wish those who argue against redistribution also understood that it benefits the rich more than it does the poor. They get the money back, but it keeps the poor happy rather than thinking of ways to get the money from the rich through other means.


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SOBF 4 years ago from New York, NY Author

Thanks Tom Koecke...To jump on your point, most people also don't understand that if they have any type of investment instrument they are redistributing their wealth to the wealthy. The wealthy get to gamble with the money earned by the middle class and then when they lose they walk away with millions in the bank. The worst part of this is that they sold the concept to the right that they are the risk takers, therefore they should be highly rewarded.


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Tom Koecke 4 years ago from Tacoma, Washington

Another thing they don't seem to realize is that as people get desperate, they will take desperate steps to survive. If those who think it costs too much to give the poor a stipend would truly think about it, it's chump change compared to the cost of incarcerating the desperate poor.

They should consider what happened during the Arab Summer. Those who were given guns to protect the rich refused to use them against the common person. Some of those who were toppled had millions of guns, but they still only had two trigger fingers.

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