If there’s one thing Donald Trump knows, it’s business.
And no one in Trump’s likely Cabinet knows business better than Labor Secretary nominee Andy Puzder.
You’ve probably done business with him. Puzder is Chief Executive Officer of CKE Restaurants, which own the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. fast food restaurant chains.
But he’s also an author. Working with finance professor David Newton, in 2009 Puzder released “Job Creation: How It Really Works and Why Government Doesn’t Understand It.”
It’s only 212 pages long, but all 212 pages burn liberal myths to the ground.
After reading these five quotes from Puzder’s book, you’ll see why President Trump wants him running the Labor Department.
“Picture this stark image, right out of a dark, chilling, Soviet-era propaganda film. Politicians wax seemingly eloquently about their centrally planned remedy for the national economy – a supposedly carefully calculated and measured government program that will decide how many jobs will be created and in what industries the new jobs should be promoted. The only problem is the setting for this policy advance is Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. and the message is coming from our elected officials who swore an oath to ‘uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States.’” Pages 69-70
“Stimulus packages don’t create sustainable jobs — only temporary funding for projects linked to the timeline of the funding allocations. When the funding runs out, the projects cease, as do the associated jobs.” Page 74
“It is impossible to create wealth and sustainable economic growth in the economy by going into debt.” Page 74
“We need to completely stop the government’s expanded intrusion into the private sector through taxes and regulations that allow it to then subsidize the person, firms and markets it deems worthy.” Page 153
“…the federal government (must) dramatically reduce its spending across the board, and in many cases eliminate spending in many of the programs that consistently consumed tax resources without any tangible, measurable benefits. It is time to rein in runaway government entitlements, appropriations, subsidies, grants, regulations and those pet projects of Senators and Representatives that are often loaded with additional spending amendments to benefit their home state constituents (and bolster their re-election prospects) or to satisfy special interests and lobbyists” Page 182