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Promises, promises

- August 31st, 2012

Last night at the Republican convention, Mitt Romney promised to create 12 million jobs in his first term.

Which promise is more ill-advised?

(1) Romney promising to create 12 million new jobs in the U.S.

(2) Joe Fontana promising to create 10,000 new jobs in London.

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2 comments

  1. Gord Drimmie says:

    The truth is that both promises are ill-advised, misleading, and not within the control of the promiser. It is, in fact, a “dumbing down” of the electorate.

    What both politicans (and others who might wish to compete) should be promising is to “create an employer-friendly environment which will encourage job creation, enhance competitiveness, and facilitate the kind of initiatives which will lead to the creation of new jobs at a pace which will bring down the rate of unemployment and increase the participation rate of those who may have given up looking for work”.

    Politics hould be about common sense and simply doing the right thing – empty promises are great for headlines but will lead to nothing but a disenchanted electorate.

    Mr. Fontana’s pledge, although perhaps ill-advised, was – in my view – made in good faith. He is an ambitious, dedicated, and motivated individual who really wants to improve the lot of Londoners. And he is still tring very very hard……despite the obvious failure to create 10,000 jobs.

  2. gary4567 says:

    governments dont create jobs…they create a bill for the private sector to pay for

    governments should create economic policies or climate that create jobs in the private sector

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