Second day in a row. A trend? Uh-oh.
Saw the following headline and the lede paragraphs below it from The Hill today:
HHS touts health law for creating jobs, expanding care
Federal health officials announced that new grants under the the healthcare reform law will expand clinic access to more than 1.25 million Americans and create roughly 5,640 jobs.
The grants were awarded Wednesday to 219 local health centers. They are worth $128.6 million, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Tweet: By this logic, not taking care of yourself and making crappy lifestyle choices will be great for the economy.
It just never appears to sink in withy the statist/Keynesian set that government spending does not "create" jobs. Spending in this manner is merely a wealth transfer. As we noted in the previous post, however, old habits don't die hard they just don't die.
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