I'm not sure what you mean my "private sector austerity program" and how it caused the recession.
I believe that this government has gone way beyond what they should have done in spending. The government's main function in a recession should be to
"Resist, we much. Weï»¿ must, and we much. About that, be committed."
I think I was not clear on what I meant by government jobs not producing anything.
I meant it in a sense that private sector jobs are created when companies need more employees to meet demand and grow the company. Companies generally hire people because that new job will bring in more income for the company than it costs to maintain that job. A profit situation.
That does not happen, generally, in the government. Government jobs are paid for through money collected from the private sector, and may not produce any income at all for the government, while draining money from the private sector. A loss situation.
I think an austerity program is what is needed and what we will be forced to do, thanks to overspending.
"Austerity" can get you thru bad times and is necessary. IF we (and our government) had practiced this, we wouldn't be suffering today.
I totally believe that sometimes we have to have an "austere" time to get to good times.