If every local business could add just one more job, imagine the difference we could make for the hundreds of service members and veterans looking for work.
Ug, seriously? Do I have to explain this?
OK, for the freaking genius at KSTP that drummed up this idea, please listen to me.
This is about as intelligent and effective as those moronic college students who occasionally come up with that brilliant idea we all "boycott big oil" on a specific day.
Do any of you idiots in the media study economics? Hell, do any of you think?
Businesses are not in the business of creating jobs for people, veterans or not. Businesses are in the business of MAKING MONEY. AND I WANT YOU TO LISTEN VERY CAREFULLY TO THIS NEXT SENTENCE:
BECAUSE IF THERE WAS NO PROFIT THEN NOBODY WOULD FORFEIT THEIR MONEY IN THE FORM OF CAPITAL TO INVEST IN BUSINESSES IN THE FIRST PLACE AND THEREFORE NOBODY WOULD HAVE JOBS.
PROFIT DRIVES JOBS.
CHARITY DOES NOT.
I don't care what they taught you in "J-School" about kumbaya and socialism and diversity, in the real world the only reason jobs exist is because there is profit to be had for investors willing to embark on such a business venture to increase their profits and increase their standards of living. Businesses will create jobs when demand calls for it. Businesses will create jobs when there's profit in it. Not because some moron at KSTP had an idea on par with a 4th grade simpleton.
So to publish this childish, idiotic tripe of "if every business in American just added ONE MORE JOB blah blah blah blah blah" shows you are either galactically ignorant about economics or are just being disingenuous and using this as a marketing ploy to raise KSTP's profile.