Florida Governor Scott’s 700,000 jobs
Why no one can take credit for job creation: everyone claims credit for job creation.
The president of the United States claims credit for all jobs created in the U.S.
Each Congress person claims credit for all jobs created in their district.
Every governor claims credit for all jobs created in their state, as do county commissioners, mayors, city councils, economic development groups and chambers of commerce for their locale.
Oh, and let’s not forget that business owner who actually hired someone to fill a new job.
Let’s be careful moving forward how we attribute credit for job creation.
A restaurant may have hired another waiter because a new apartment building opened next door, or a foreign auto manufacturer may have opened a new assembly plant near a profitable source of cheap American labor.
So, before we heap job-creation credits upon those who claim them, let’s look a little more deeply into the actual causalities.
Our goal is to learn from what works, and we can’t do that if we just attribute those causes to specious claims.
<IMHO> Fred Jacobsen
- Politicians Talking About “Job Creation” Could Be The Main Impediment To Job Creation (businessinsider.com)
- Job creation better than expected in the US (go.theregister.com)
- Two telling announcements on jobs creation from US & Canada (thebankwatch.com)
- GOP Reax to Job Numbers (thepage.time.com)
- Enda’s Invite: We Need You to Come Up with Ideas for Job Creation (politics.ie)
- Feds to announce job-creation plan (cbc.ca)
- Kauffman Foundation Analysis Emphasizes Importance of Young Businesses to Job Creation in the U.S. (kauffman.org)
- Correlation Means Something (increaseourtaxes.com)