I think most people realize that job creation is heavily tied to the private sector. Government doesn't produce anything, and even an efficient government must necessarily subsist off of that as well.
All jobs, private and public, rely mainly on two things imo, resources and demand. Keeping that in mind, all jobs are subject to change and are in essence impermanent. With this said, we can't blame government for creating jobs that are in essence impermanent, since the demand then disappears, can we?
But the real bugaboo is the first one, relying on government social programs. I'm not totally against them but so many are counterproductive, and suck the economy dry.
Mostly cause its hard to keep track of the money. Keeping track of peoples spending habits is difficult as is. When there are ways around the few restrictions that ARE in place, and a way to liquidate it into cash, which is next to impossible to track successfully at the moment, it just becomes a giant mess.
A rising tide lifts all boats. Some people just can't see it, while others want all the boats at the same level--except for the one they're in.
We've had argument after argument about this, and it's clear we won't see eye to eye on this.
That said, at least we can, I think, be civil about it. Some of the things cropping up recently, on both sides of this argument, are becoming a little too shrill for my taste.