I understand your frustration with corporations that request tax breaks and special favors in return for promised jobs that don't materialize. It's wrong for corporations to promise something and then renege on that promise, and it's wrong for politicians to use taxpayer dollars to subsidize ill-conceived and wasteful projects (e.g. a $160M runway for FedEx). But that's crony capitalism and government corruption, not the free market.
We all want jobs, but governments do not create jobs. The federal government's role is to create a fair and level 'playing field' within which free-market competition takes place. I've explained in other posts what I believe is a business friendly environment - a level playing field.
My assertion that no one is owed a job and that companies do not have a right to exist is not nihilism. It's fundamental fact. Its a starting point for a proper understanding of the way things are. The people starving to death in Somalia do not deserve it, but it's happening to them anyway. When Adam Smith wrote his 'Inquiry into the Wealth of Nations,' he did so because wealth was the anomaly - poverty was the norm. And not the coddled poverty that we experience in the United States; but starving-to-death poverty, work-16-hours-a-day-on-someone-else's-land-for-a-single-meal poverty.
Let me be clear: I do not support laissez-faire, unbridled capitalism. Government has a rightful role to play in ensuring the viability of a dynamic marketplace. Capitalism is a cornerstone to freedom. I don't envy the rich. I'm happy for them.
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