Originally Posted by kentatm
I agree with you here.
I feel the same way about construction workers. You'll here politicians shit on those as temporary jobs but to those people that is what they rely on. There are always roads to fix, buildings to repairs, bridges in need of maintenance etc etc. Just b/c they won't always live in the same place where that work is needed doesnt change that its honest to goodness work.
a job is a job. It does not matter if its technically temporary b/c w/o it they can't spend money and move the economy.
The government construction worker may now have money to spend, but what about the people who are taxed to pay his salary? Those people now have an equal amount less
to spend. So the economy isn't being "moved" any faster when the government creates jobs.