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Social Democrats focus on jobless youths

TT/The Local · 12 Aug 2010, 12:38

Published: 12 Aug 2010 12:38 GMT+02:00

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The party’s posters, to be displayed across the country, will remind voters that 200,000 young people are currently out of work and that 466,000 people of all ages are unemployed. The party is using Statistics Sweden’s official figures for the second quarter.

“The government is very aware that they will lose the election if the results of the government’s policies are discussed,” said Social Democrat leader Mona Sahlin as she presented the party’s campaign on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Moderates also launched their posters on Thursday, featuring the slogan ‘Den enda arbetarpartiet’ (‘The only workers’ party’), a play on the Social Democrats’ seldom-used full title, the Social Democratic Workers’ Party.

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“If their major ambition for the election campaign is to take votes from us, my major ambition is to reduce the number of unemployed young people and to increase the number of jobs,” she said.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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14:34 August 12, 2010 by hpunlimited
How does a politician "CREATE" jobs? Is she going to start companies? You can not FORCE companies to hire people that are not needed.

If she wants to create jobs, then she has to join the Moderate party and start giving the Swedish companies a better business climate.
14:45 August 12, 2010 by glamelixir

You have nooo clue what you are talking about. You comment is a copy paste basic lie from the Moderate party.

If you know a little bit of neo liberal policies you couldn't back up what they are proposing. Giving better business climate as you say doesn't always lead to more employment but to flexibilization that gives only benefits for the company profits making them able to employ younger people to be practicants forever and easier to fire 45 year old people leaving them with no chance of working reincertion.

Study your history and world economy history before you repeat like a parrot what the moderaterna are telling you.

Tired of ignorants, give me a break.
14:46 August 12, 2010 by kenny8076
or they can kill 2 birds with the same stone!! start building apartments for the 10's of thousands that rent rooms or live with mommy!!! Everyone will have a home and thousands will have jobs!
14:55 August 12, 2010 by zircon
What's with the youthful eyes?
14:58 August 12, 2010 by hpunlimited
Glamelixir. If you ever went to school and had any clue about how a business works, you wouldn't write a comment like that.

A company hires people that they need and with the skills that they need and want. Any company that has to by law hire certain employees will persish or move out of the country.

You can't just pull any person off the street to do brain surgery, just because Mona Sahlin thinks that it works that way. Some how the Socialists thinks that all jobs are the same and has the same requirements.

Socialist economic experiments died with the Soviet Union,sorry. Mona Sahlin should take up Golfing instead.
15:49 August 12, 2010 by Elias06
The solution is to help the youth to find a job abroad ;)
15:54 August 12, 2010 by the fonz
Social Democrats 'creating' jobs can be translated into expanding the public sector with private sector money, of course leading to higher taxes leading to reduced competitiveness for Swedish companies and Sweden as a whole, leading to a big defecit, leading to bigger borrowing, leading to crisis, leading to austerity measures, leading to unemployment and even higher taxes. It's a very slippery slope.

Successful countries are those that allow the private sector to grow with lower taxes, leading to more jobs, leading to an increased middle class, leading to an even higher tax take.

Simple really isn't it ?
16:06 August 12, 2010 by Great Scott
14:34 August 12, 2010 by hpunlimited

How does a politician "CREATE" jobs? Is she going to start companies? You can not FORCE companies to hire people that are not needed.

If she wants to create jobs, then she has to join the Moderate party and start giving the Swedish companies a better business climate.

Was it not the Moderate party that promised to "CREATE" jobs at the last election. Did any ever come. I think of stones and glass houses at this piont.
16:16 August 12, 2010 by glamelixir

I have an MBA and have been corporate working for more than 12 years, with many years of studying foretagsekonomi and teaching at university... anything you say is teenage talk to me and/or American propaganda (having been a Wal mart head boss myself, so I know how this goes).
17:29 August 12, 2010 by miss79
hpunlimited-sorry but i dont agree with u and moderates DOESNT CREATE JOBS..hellloooo!!!they create KAOS!
17:37 August 12, 2010 by Audrian

There are two competitive policies open for western, capitalist, governments. One is Neo-liberal policies, which is driven by the ideology that the market knows what is good for the economic. In 1970s, President Regan (USA) and Prime Minister Thatcher (UK) adopted this policy in their respective countries and it spread all over Europe in the course of four decades. Economic prosperity was achieved with a very high social cost. Labor unions lost their traditional role of protecting the interest of working people. By the same token corporations corrupted the state and usurped state power. This made it easy for corporations to make considerable profit by fair and unfair means. Real wages declined while few individuals made obscene amount of money. The size of the middle class has shrunk.

The second type of government economic policy is Keynesian policy, which was adopted right after the WWII. It advocates for a mix of government-private participation in the economy. State control of the commanding heights of the economy, e.g., banks, insurance, railway, health and education, was supported. Europe revived from the ashes of WWII by way of this strategy (The Marshal Plan). Public works program gave jobs to millions of the unemployed. Under this policy, the state acted as arbitrator between the rich and working people; and prevented corporations from abusing their economic power. Today Keynesian economic policies are unpopular because of the power of corporations and the propaganda they have employed to mobilize support for neo-liberal policies (market is god policy). The US government has employed directly or indirectly about 6 million people (US military budget is about 700b per year) is a kind of Keynesian policy in action.

Since the present recession, which is also known as the bank crises, the pendulum has moving against neo-liberalism. The next decade might show the return of pre-1970 era.
18:03 August 12, 2010 by miss79
glamelixir, i think hpunlimited has his own company so he dont want to pay high taxes, he only thinks for himself only..mostly people have their own companies are not intrested with high taxes..greedy huh
18:17 August 12, 2010 by Beavis
glamelixir your clueless- "headboss" in wallmart eh? What was that headboss of the vegetable department?

Monas going to give all these youth the jobs in her magical mysery world. She will create hundreds of useless public servants who sit on their ass and get paid all day . thats bound to stimulate the economy and drive out the evil private businesses that let people live above the bread line. I hear that Kim in N Korea is looking for workers,maybe their will be an excahange of workers?
22:01 August 12, 2010 by Rebel
Hey Mona, you should wear a t-shirt that says, "Change we can belive in" or "Yes we can" to rally the troops. Oh wait, obama did that and now there is no way anyone wanting to win an elective office would use those empty slogans.
01:53 August 13, 2010 by glamelixir

hahaha vegetable department, haha that was a good one! nope it was the Public Relations department FYI as you seem to be so concerned about it.

I can just waaaait and seeeeeee where the social democrats take Sweden, if I don't like what I see I can always go back to where I still have my properties and money and you can stay here wondering why you didn't see it coming, and where if your good old Sweden when you get poor people stealing to survive.

Please do your homework, research what capitalism has done in the rest of the world or AT LEAST, read Keynes to attempt a conversation.

Companies won't hire more people, they will just bring a higher rotation that ends in lowering salaries with higher company profits, and as usual, a middle class dissapearing. IGNORANT.

And btw, what has the moderaterna done for unemployment during these 4 years? how is it they will fix it from now on but they created more this past years? Am I the only one who noticed beggars in the streets and Stockholm being much more dirty?

@miss79 exactly. I would rather pay more thaxes and keep a better living standard for everyone than getting robbed because people can't eat. THAT wa the reason why I moved here, I had a wonderful job, earned loads of money but was scared of being robbed or killed on daily basis, I love paying more taxes here but having that peace of mind.
11:08 August 13, 2010 by calebian22

"scared of being robbed or killed on a daily basis."

Then you obviously didn't make all that much money at your wonderful job to afford one of a thousand decent neighborhoods in the US, or you are just a big pansy. Welcome to Sweden.
13:15 August 13, 2010 by cogito
The Swedish parties are basically all the same; the differences are just shades of gray. But the country is in fairly good shape now, compared to the U.S. and the rest of the E.U.

What we don't need is Yes, We Can or Hope and Change fairy tales.
16:07 August 13, 2010 by Jannik
Maybe they should focus more on the muslim colonization of Sweden, than using taxpayer money on failed socialist experiments.
19:25 August 13, 2010 by miss79
calebian, he meant he wants to live in a safe place, why?u dont like to live in a safe place?then move to afghanistan instead..by the way, USA is not a BIG economy holder now..dream on, time changes now..Its china!
01:54 August 14, 2010 by calebian22

One can get robbed or killed in Sweden too. Ever been to Rosengård? Being afraid of the boogyman is victim mentality. Dollars to doughnuts, Glam will be a victim in Sweden too. Pansies are helpless everywhere.
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