Last week on the Rachel Maddow blog, writer Laura Conaway criticized Koch for announcing that we are looking to hire more than 1,240 people around the country. At least, we think it was a criticism. Conaway’s point appears to be that, unless we offer enough job openings to everyone that is unemployed, any number of openings is objectionable. But if that’s the case, couldn’t the same argument be made against MSNBC itself? We took a look at the job listings that MSNBC posts for editorial staff and it appears that, currently, they have ten openings in three states. Here’s a chart comparing the jobs that Koch is trying to fill and those at MSNBC.
Of course, if the government adopted more sensible economic policies many more businesses would be investing in this country and adding jobs as well. Even though that hasn’t happened yet, Koch is still doing what it can to provide opportunities in manufacturing here in the US. Too many on the Left would rather attack companies that are creating jobs in this country — the very companies that generate the type of growth our economy needs. Maddow and her team are a sad example of this misguided thinking.