Originally Posted by ElGrunt
I suppose creating 1000 jobs a month is doing nothing to improve the domestic economy! Get real! Nation of begrudgers is all we are
Speak for yourself!
This is a bit off topic but it relates to Joe Higgins being a chancer.
Here's the thing, Governments don't really create jobs, they spend money. The private sector creates jobs, the govt takes a stipend from the profit, then spends/invests it. In fact the govt has done little to cut the actual costs of doing business in Ireland.
The wage cuts have been done in the private sector (I know the public sector have seen there wages cut but their wages are frozen under the CPA)and that's where competitiveness has been restored. This could soon be whittled away by the increased debt burden which will impinge on cost of living. How the govt close the deficit matters. If they make a balls of it our competitiveness will be wiped out. It's debatable as to whether or not they can do this, but that's a nother matter.
The most they can really do to create jobs is see to it that the conditions are good /attractive for entrepeneurs. Personally I don't see that they've actually changed anything in this area. Pr about us not being Greece isn't all that impressive, it doesn't count!