Jobs Stimulus

by Robert E. Glaser

Originally published on md.lp.org, 8 December 2009

Schnecksville Q&A
YouTube Video

On December 4, President Obama was in Schnecksville, PA and took questions from the audience.  A sophomore at Lehigh Carbon Community College asked:

“Mr. Obama, I really appreciate how you’re trying to stimulate the economy to help this country out.  And I was just wondering in LCCC in college we’ve been studying some criminology and I was wondering if — maybe if you checked out some of the statistics about legalizing prostitution, gambling, drugs, and nonviolent crime in order to stimulate some of the economy?  (Laughter.)”

The President’s response:  “You know, I have to say this — I appreciate the boldness of your question. (Laughter.)  That will not be my jobs strategy.  (Laughter.)”

We Libertarians don’t think it’s so funny.  I applaud the young man.