Ohio Citizen Challenges Obama to a 'Job Creation Contest'

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Brian Martin, a 37-year-old resident of Canton, Ohio, announced that he felt that job recovery was going “too slowly” and that even he, an ordinary American citizen, may be better equipped to get the country back to work than the President of the United States himself. Martin says that he has developed a new kind of website which he hopes will become a job-generating machine. “I would like to challenge President Obama to a job creation contest.”

I don't have to raise trillions of tax dollars to create new jobs.

Brian Martin, a 37-year-old resident of Canton, Ohio, announced that he felt that job recovery was going “too slowly” and that even he, an ordinary American citizen, may be better equipped to get the country back to work than the President of the United States himself. Martin says that he has developed a new kind of website which he hopes will become a job-generating machine. “I would like to challenge President Obama to a job creation contest.” Martin added,

“No disrespect to the President, but I have several unfair advantages over him. First, I’m using the principles of free market capitalism. I don’t have to raise trillions of tax dollars to create new jobs. Second, I can focus on the single task of job creation. He has to worry about things like oil spills, banks, and green technology. And third, this is the kind of thing I like to do. I’m not sure he likes this part of the job. Anybody with his power who wanted to create a lot of jobs would quit taxing employers to death … you know?”

Martin’s job machine is an online auction site for freelance lawn mowing jobs.

“I started with lawn mowing because this it’s something that most people are capable of doing. And I believe that most lawn owners have some price at which they’ll let someone else mow their lawn. It will be up to lawn mowers to bid an attractive price. Eventually, I plan to expand to hundreds of categories. Because I live in the North, leaf cleanup and snow removal will probably be next.”

While sites like eBay auction physical goods, and Elance.com auctions freelance desk work, Martin hopes that GrassAuction.com will develop into the primary site for freelance physical work. “There are hundreds of millions of Americans who would pay for additional services if the price was right, and tens of millions of Americans are literally sitting at home waiting to do the work. There’s just no easy way of them finding each other.”

As for the job creation contest with President Obama, Martin recommended that he and the White House begin comparing the number of private-sector jobs created in the US that were created as a direct result of their efforts over the next 12 months. Martin said, “We shouldn’t count government jobs because that would be cheating on his part, and come on … who wants a bigger government than the one we have now? Also, we shouldn’t count ‘jobs saved’ either. That’s just a wild guess.”

Martin added that he will post all of the statistics on his website for all to see, and that no matter who wins, Americans will benefit the most.

Ultimately, Martin said, he believes that entrepreneurs are the true job creators. He pointed out that companies like Ford, Coke, GE, Disney, Microsoft, and Google were all created by private citizens and not Presidents, so he believes he’s got a shot at winning the contest.

About GrassAuction.com

GrassAuction.com is an auction website for lawn mowing jobs in the US. The goal of the website is to “Employ America, one lawn at a time.” Currently, GrassAuction.com is free to use by both lawn owners and lawn mowers.

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