Letter: The Key to Job Creation

To the Editor:

The business analysis piece by Washington Post writer J.D. Harrison (“Who Actually Creates Jobs?” Sunday Valley News, April 28) brought up some important facts and talking points concerning job creation among our nation’s different business sectors.

Though the article touched on the most important part of the solution to this economic pickle, it was not emphasized. Regardless of the business type or size, it is demand that creates jobs. Putting more money into the hands of the middle class will create that demand. Putting more of it into the pockets of the 1 or 2 percent will not.

Adjusted for inflation, median income has and will continue to decline. That is unless Washington wakes up and starts working together. Earth to Washington: We have a problem here.

Chris Ross



Who Actually Creates Jobs ?

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Washington — With unemployment stuck above 7 percent, policymakers have been searching anxiously for ways to put more people back to work. However, the first step in that process may be the most complex — simply identifying which type of business actually creates jobs. Commonly, the argument boils down to three groups: start-ups, small businesses and large corporations, each of …