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    Default Job creation policies - Ideas

    Most of us understand that we need to get people back to work.

    Every job lost costs the exchequer €20,000 + has a severe depressionary effect on the person.

    Some ideas
    Employers PRSI exemption for 2 years for each new employee.

    A grant of €50 per week per new employee. Job maintained for 2 years. Anco in the 80s

    Scrap the travel tax

    Cut corporation tax to 10%

    Allow business entertainment as an allowable tax expenses until 2014

    Make FAS properties etc. rent free to new entrepeneurs for 2 year period

    Social welfare available to those entrepeneurs that fail.

    Bankruptcy rules changed to 3 year period

    Reduce commercial rates by 10%

    Reduce electricity prices

    100% capital allowances for new equipment, computers etc........

    No vat chargeable business to business ( where both registered for Vat )

    Minimum wage exempt from employers PRSI if it is not going to be reduced in line with EU average

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    How about nationalising the land and vital industries, would that not be the most obvious way to go...turn low paid temp work into permanent full time work, with democratic control over the means of production.

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    Firstly we need to make people want to work.... The dole isn't that bad a place to be at the moment (assuming you're not paying a massive mortgage), and alot of people in this country won't work for the wages being offered to them (i.e. minimum wage), and instead prefer to do the odd bit of black market labour supplemented by their welfare allowance plus benefits... Many are simply choosing not to work...

    Either life on the minimum wage needs to be improved, i.e. by letting people keep many of their welfare benefits..

    Or Life on the dole needs to be made worse, either by Cutting welfare, or making recipients work for it on the minimum wage rate: i.e. weave wicker baskets for the tourists, dig holes for the county council, pull shopping trolleys from the liffey, or quarry stone for our roads with a pick axe , (This would also help to reduce our carbon footprint!).. Our state currently employs hundreds of thousands of people to sit at home an play playstation... Surely we could find something more useful for them to do...

    A combination of both carrot and stick would be the best way forward me thinks..
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    Abolish the price floor on wages immediately.
    Reduce to nil the subsidising of unemployment.
    Reduce corporation and income taxes (preferably abolish).
    Abolish disincentives for saving and investment (e.g. DIRT tax).
    Abolish market interference in the interest rate which signals when to save and when to invest.
    Stop borrowing immediately.
    Blowtorch the red-tape and bureaucracy which is an obstacle for business start-ups.

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    We could set up a factory to make wheels for British submarines.

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    Cut the salaries for entry level graduate jobs in the public sector (eg the health service etc). There is a clear worry in respect of salary cutting for those already established in the sector due to the weight of mortgage and other debt that such people are holding, particularly when we own the banks they owe the money to.

    However, young graduates, who are leaving the country in their droves, have benefitted from free third level education and are unlikely to have any property related debt. They are also living in an environment of reduced prices. These people are existing in an entirely different economic situation to other people in the market. We should cut their salaries accordingly, but not do it to simply save money, but to employ more people. The more of these people who leave the harder it will be for us to effect any form of economic recovery.

    It is a fact that entry level jobs in the UK in fields such as nursing and speech and language therapy pay approximately two-thirds of the salaries which we pay, quite unnecessarily, to similar graduates. If we cut the salary to UK level we could then employ a third more frontline staff in these crucial areas. It would also have an extremely beneficial effect on consumption tax rates, on which we are so dependent, although admittedly it would have a minor effect on income tax receipts.

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    Raise the minimum wage to €100 p/h and legally oblige businesses to take on new staff at these levels permanently, therefore creating a full-employment utopia where everyone is rich!

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    Invest heavily in a large scale seafood production project all along the west coast. Get investors from Asia to stump up and export HIGH QUALITY seafood to the far east.
    Encourage Irish people to eat and appreciate seafood. It would improve the population's general health.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazlitt View Post
    Raise the minimum wage to €100 p/h and legally oblige businesses to take on new staff at these levels permanently, therefore creating a full-employment utopia where everyone is rich!
    Makes as much sense as the ISME plan to reduce salaries to zero and pay business corporate welfare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron von Biffo View Post
    Makes as much sense as the ISME plan to reduce salaries to zero and pay business corporate welfare.
    Dear God!

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