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Creating Jobs by Redirecting Welfare Funds

As many people talk positively about an economic recovery primarily based on Governments stimulating their own economies through billion dollar "stimulus" packages - in many countries unemployment is rising.
This could lead to a false economic recovery that still maintains high unemployment levels.
Traditionally, a safety net of benefits has cushioned the blow of unemployment to anyone laid off in the recession, but the rising costs of stimulus packages, and the fact that bailouts have also cost Governments billions- simply means that Government funds are stretched, and debts have risen.
Unemployment is a burden on these economies that are already borrowing in the hope that things will turn around, and unemployment will start decreasing to acceptable levels again.
Is this really the way forward? One way to change our thinking about unemployment, is to create sustainable employment programs that get people back to work.
This may include retraining those in declining or dying Industries, to create long term employment, rather then short-term Employment.
Another easy way to do this is to de-regulate the job markets, and create a new generation of "self-employed" workers, with incentive schemes not to become unemployed.
It also means Governments need to focus on job creation, rather than "toxic" asset saving.
Changing this mindset, could change the way we work, our attitudes to work and the way we work.
It may mean downsizing on our ambitions, even changing our whole economy-and the way we even look at immigration, and outsourcing.
But one main aim of any of our Governments, should not be to save large uncompetitive, and badly managed Industries-including several bailed out International Banks.
But to refocus on creating new Industries, re-train the unemployed workforce, and de-regulate the way we work.
One example was the promised New Deal by the newly elected President Obama, which has not materialized.
In fact it is rare to hear about any New Deal nowadays, rather more on the focus on economic recovery through schemes like- Cash for Clunkers.
The idea of a New Deal may at the time seemed like a likely dream, but it did give hope to the millions of unemployed created by this recession, who are currently on extended Welfare benefits.
A different type of New Deal is needed- by investing welfare dollars into creating sustainable jobs, re-training and re-vamping the education system.
But no Government has focused on this, rather more on saving the old badly mis-managed economy, bailing it out, and borrowing to jumpstart the same old failed economy again.
Our Economy needs a new type of New Deal.
It needs an active workforce that is working towards creating a future, rather than sitting around taking funds, that can be used to create this future.
Retraining for environmental jobs, rebuilding poor infrastructure, educating the children of the unemployed creates an intelligent, flexible and hopeful population-A population that contributes, rather than takes.
Low unemployment creates an active society rather than an inactive restless society without hope.
And the future needs a new of emphasis on employment, new business, training and education- which if planned right will become the engine of real economic growth.
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