"Steele: Cops, Firefighters, Soldiers, Postmen, Teachers All Secretly Unemployed"
That’s what this means, right?
Yesterday, Steele spoke to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos about the Republican position on the economy, and inexplicably, stuck to the same position, arguing, “What this administration is talking about is making work. It is creating work.”
When Stephanopoulos responded, “But that’s a job,” Steele added, “No, it’s not a job. A job is something that — that a business owner creates.”
Stephanopoulos, looking confused, asked, “So a job doesn’t count if it’s a government job?” Steele stuck to his guns, insisting that hiring someone to perform a service isn’t an actual job because government contracts “have an end point.” Apparently, a job is only a job if it’s indefinite.
I think it would come as a surprise to the woman who delivers my mail to learn that she doesn’t really have a job. And it would also come as a surprise to a lot of people working in the private sector to learn that they have lifetime employment guarantees. And since the troops in Afghanistan don’t have actual jobs, maybe we should stop paying them?