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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