“Work was made for man, and man was made for work.” So the old saying goes.
Fewer than two-thirds of adults are actually looking for work – the highest level in decades. The Obama Administration boasts about reducing the unemployment rate from its Great Recession peak, but that number only counts those who are actively seeking employment. The tragic truth is the Obama Administration has “reduced” unemployment because millions have given up and stopped looking for jobs that aren’t being created. Idleness corrodes the human spirit. It undermines ambition and the drive for self-improvement. It’s scandalous that an American administration would deliberately pursue economic policies that retard job creation and thereby force millions of Americans into idleness when they would rather be working.
When the federal government removes barriers to job creation by lowering taxes, cutting regulations and generally reducing the cost of employing people, the free market responds by creating jobs in abundance. This has been proven over and over in American history: adherence to such policies unleashed long, powerful economic booms in the 1920s, 1960s, 1980s and 1990s.
We don’t need to re-invent the wheel. We know what kind of policies spur job creation, and which ones stunt it. What we need are enough members of Congress who also know, and who possess the political will to enact them. Our mission is supporting candidates and causes which will advance pro-job, pro-growth policies.