Living in the US, it was a non-hysterical riot to see that when the topic of “jobs” came up, President Barack Obama‘s way of handling the topic was to “hold meetings with Steve Jobs. From that point on, Steve Jobs stories of innovation were everywhere in the news. Yet, there was little evidence of jobs.
As employment is the election clincher in the US this time round, blogger Arianna Huffington - goes on record to refer the whole “job creations” issue to a movie starring Bill Murray.
Huffington’s point in even pretending she can facilitate or incite such a debate on employment growth, perhaps suggests that the top 1% with all of the money are in the position to create jobs. Even the top 10%, not politicians alone, per se.
Yet will the wealthier citizens of the US want to get out of their tripled wealth status (achieved the last 3 years in “recession”) and think of their fellow country folk? Therein lies the challenge. Putting expectations on politicians to create jobs can be a) a wasted expectation and b) something that’s not really going to happen bar in the pharmaceutical sales industries, the securities technologies industries and little else.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 7.11.11~