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Democrats, Learn from George Costanza. Please.

“If every instinct you have is wrong, then the opposite would have to be right.”

                                                                                                            — Jerry Seinfeld

 

This week House Democrats vowed to shift their efforts from the economy-busting business in which they have engaged all year, and focus on “jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs.”

 

I would like to respectfully say, please don’t.  You’ll only continue to make things worse.

 

It’s not the first time this year we’ve heard Democrats chirping about creating jobs.  The stimulus comes to mind.  It was advertised as a jobs bill.  Upon the bill’s passage Nancy Pelosi gleefully patted herself on the back over the “swift, bold action” House Democrats took on behalf of the American people.  That was in February — when unemployment was merely 8%.  Now, nine months later, under the “swift, bold” action of the Federal Stimulus, unemployment is up to 10.2%.  

 

Okay, I’ll give the Speaker SOME credit.  The stimulus was bold…

 

The auto industry suffered bankruptcies and closed dealerships despite the huge government bailouts it received. 

 

In June, Speaker Pelosi cooed about the jobs that will be created under the life-sucking, freedom-gobbling, economy-crushing “Cap-and-Tax” bill.

 

Enough already.  Enough of these “solutions.”  They don’t work.  They never have, and they never will.

 

The more these Totally Out of Touch politicians try to fix something, the more they break it.  And the more it breaks, the harder they try to fix it.  It’s a vicious cycle.

 

Maybe the Democrats should learn from George Costanza.  I’m serious.  Remember the episode of Seinfeld were George realizes that his life is the complete opposite of everything he wants it to be, and every decision he’s made in his life has been wrong?  Jerry says to him, “If every instinct you have is wrong, then the opposite would have to be right.”  So George gets the idea to do exactly the opposite of everything he would normally do.  And he encounters huge success.

 

If only Democrats would do the same.  How quickly would the economy turn around if payroll taxes were cut by 25% so small business owners could afford to hire new employees and expand their businesses?  How many families would have stronger purchasing power if the corporate and personal income tax rates were reduced?  How much more innovation and manufacturing capacity would our country have if burdensome regulations and restrictions were eased?

 

These solutions seem so simple.  Yet they are the antithesis of everything liberals in Washington stand for.  They talk about government creating jobs, and fail to recognize that governments do not create — they consume.

 

Back to Seinfeld: 

 

George Costanza, testing his new “opposite” hypothesis, walks up to a stunning blond and says, “My name is George.  I’m unemployed and I live with my parents.” 

 

She turns to him with a smile and seductively replies, “I’m Victoria.  Hi.”

 

Democrats, learn from George Costanza.  For him, doing the opposite of what his instincts were telling him was a winning formula.  And it will be a winning formula for our country if you do the opposite, too.