Job security is very important. Companies sometimes leave a community because their businesses are no longer profitable. There is a strain of thought now out there that tax rates do not impact the profitability of a company. The people who advance this theory say if you just continually increase your customer base that tax rates have minimal or no effect at all.
The worker who gets displaced from their job is going to be in need of public assistance in most cases. This creates more of a need for more social workers, teachers, etc. and thus more revenue. Social workers, educators genuinely do not make much money at all. There are a number of different sources that can be used, but my information generally tells me that an educator makes around fifty thousand dollars per year according to the National Education Association.
A social worker makes around thirty nine thousand dollars per year in Iowa as noted by socialworklicensemap.com. Obviously, you have to take into account cost of living issues and transportation costs within a given community as well.
Tough decisions have to be made. You also have to woo companies to your area with special packages in a global economy, this is not an ideal situation, but I think it’s a reality that true leftists and small government purists have to accept. Neither one of these ideological camps truly seems to care about the health of rural communities, the communities that most need these incentive packages. This could be due to the fact that many of them live in urban communities and just want to by-pass the rest of their given state.
Private sector workers who become displaced are not jealous of the salaries of the public sector workers, they can get jealous of some of the job security that comes along with public sector employment. The economy begins to struggle and even though there are some public sector workers that lose their jobs, there tends to be a fair amount of deficit spending in order to fill some of these gaps and create a certain amount of job security for some social workers and educators for example.
The fact of the matter is that many public sector workers talk about these greedy company owners and greedy private sector employees when people object to a tax increase. These workers do not understand some of the pressure that employees and business owners are under on a daily basis. The same people who complain about the environmental issues that can arise from the process of running a company are now facing a little job insecurity of their own when it comes to charter schools, vouchers, distance learning, budget cuts and other privatization matters.
The criticism of the private sector taxpayers needs to stop. The same people who complain about the greedy workers and the company owners are now getting a taste of their own medicine.