Thursday, September 15, 2011

Peter Schiff Schools Congress on Job Creation

"Government stimulus will never grow this economy. It will never create jobs. It is the equivalent of trying to put out a fire by pouring gasoline on it. We have to understand that the housing bubble, the financial crisis of 2008, were the consequences of government stimulus.

We stimulated our way into this problem, we’re not going to stimulate our way out. In fact, the stimulus is actually a sedative. The stimulus is preventing the free market from unraveling the problems that years of bad fiscal and monetary policies have created. We don’t need more spending, we need the opposite of spending. We need under-consumption. What the economy lacks is savings, investment, production. And if we try to preserve the jobs of the Bubble Economy with more reckless money printing and borrowing and government spending all we’re going to succeed in doing is preventing the restructuring that we need and preventing more productive jobs from ever coming into existence."

~ Peter Schiff

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