Jobs And Landmines Plus Open Thread

I couldn’t decide which story I liked better, so, how about both, starting with George W. Obama and landmines?

The Obama administration has decided not to sign an international convention banning land mines.

State Department spokesman Ian Kelly said Tuesday that the administration recently completed a review and decided not to change the Bush-era policy.

“We decided that our land mine policy remains in effect,” he said.

Hope! Change! Obama just can’t be bothered with actually making policy decisions.

And jobs?

As desperate Democratic lawmakers cast about for ways to create jobs from Capitol Hill, a 1970s-era jobs program is getting a fresh look.

Known as CETA — the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act — the program provided direct government funding to hire temporary workers. At its peak in 1978, it had created 725,000 public service jobs and shaved roughly one point off the unemployment figure.

Yeah, that should go over well. Of course, that is part of the plan, to have everyone working directly for and/or beholden to the federal government. Say, I wonder how well that worked out just a few short years later?

Government doesn’t create wealth. They take it from the private industry.

Consider this a pre-Thanksgiving open thread, too. Discuss away!

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