Utanian Presidential Debate 303

TOPIC: Unemployment
SUBTOPIC: Proposed policy
While no figures are available, Utania's un- or under-employment is estimated to be 20% of the country's total labour-hours. It is straining social services, putting pressure on families, and is argued to be a major component of Utani inequality. Gentlemen, how should the country tackle our unemployment?

Candidate
Name
Pres. George OKARVITS
Gov'r Edward R. HOPE
Kyle LANGLEY MP
Max BOORNAL MP
Cameron OLDS MP
Robert TALIN MP
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President Okarvits
Gov. Edward Hope
Kyle Langley, MP
Max Boornal, MP
Cameron Olds, MP
Robert Talin, MP
Party's
policy
Unemployment benefit where there is no other source of income
Government job programmes, if required
Redundancy payment to workers when they are retrenched
Jobs will be created by investment; must create right environment
Decrease interest rates
Perhaps a small, limited unemployment pension; prefer unemployment insurance
Full employment is the goal
Companies must be encouraged to take on more workers
Government must make it easier for companies to do so
Job creation can only come from a healthy booming economy
Investment must be encouraged, for investment will create need for jobs, create jobs
Not supportive of an unemployment pension, would prefer unemployment insurance
Unemployment stipend necessary
Investment will create jobs
Unemployment benefit required
Government employment created in poor times
Penalties for companies that make people redundant; a redundancy payment to workers
Additional penalties for "mass redundancies"
Debate
points
Two types of unemployment
Unemployment a normal part of the economic cycle, so workers should not be punished for falling out of work
Unemployment benefit to ensure minimal standard of living
Companies handing our en masse redundancies should be forced to part-pay that benefit
Utania also suffering structural unemployment; Utani are now demanding their part of the pie
Jobs must be created en masse and quickly or we "risk disillusioning millions of workers"
Government programmes to create jobs; infrastructure
President is right about two types of unemployment; right that Utani are demanding much
But Utani should not expect an immediate change; economies cannot change overnight
Government job creation is a good way of wasting taxes to create an artificial situation
Artificial jobs will create artificially higher wages, discouraging investment, discouraging job creation
Jobs will come naturally from investment in industry
Hope Presidency will invest millions to bring billions into country to create job-creating factories
Lower cost of investment, lower government debt, smaller government
Releasing potential of government-owned companies to create more jobs
Micro-finance expanded to encourage small entrepreneurs to become "James Angorits"
No effort will be spared to ensure three million jobs created over next four years
Pres. right: structural unemployment must be combatted by gov't job programmes
Job programmes will develop skills, encourage job seeking
Job programme wages mean more economic demand, means economy grows to create more jobs
Gov't must manage number of programme jobs carefully to move people into private employment
Temporary solution to mass unemployment
Cost paid over forty years insignificant
Companies must be encouraged to take more workers; job bonuses
Lower interest rates
Jobs are created by a healthy booming economy
Investment must be encouraged; right environment needed
Under Boornal, Burovian investment would be strongly encouraged
New factories, new industries, all creating millions of new jobs
Paraded record of massive reform in Westria and other nations from same system
Slow steps, first right environment, requires "right thinking President"
Unemployment insurance better than unemployment pensions which promote dependency
Jobs must be created, but economy must be in a good position to create them
Means "preparing ground" just as a farmer does
Means encouraging investment, savings
Would consider job programmes for "immediate and temporary problem"
Job programmes better than stipend
"Life support" stipend still required
Funded via "Utanian Work Bonds"
Unemployment benefit required
High unemmployment necessitates gov't job creation
"Temporary solution" replaced by real jobs
No shortage of possible programmes, such as infrastructure
Long-term: Jobs must be protected
Companies destroying jobs means "someone is on the street"
Unacceptable; thus to be penalised by "redundancy" to co-pay benefit
Mass redundancies must be justified to gov't, unions
Environment for industry; tax breaks for job creation
Best
Quote(s)
"Unemployment at this level in Utania is a cancer that eats at the soul of our Utani workers; enthusiastic potential rotting because of our economic condition." "I pledge this day that I will not rest until this task is complete: the creation of three million jobs will come from the policies of my administration." "Job programmes will develop new skills in Utani workers who have only worked a plough, and it will pay them enough that their spending will expand the economy, creating the very jobs they are being trained for." "Look at the simply incredible economic development of countries under the Burovian Realm; all of it has been achieved in a handful of years under the same administrative programme that I propose to bring to Utania." "Investment will create jobs, but I propose that in the interim, while the country waits for that investment to flood in, millions of Utanians are living subsistence lives on the streets, which is why government must temporarily fill that gap and develop those skills." "Jobs are precious and they are vital to the survival of a country. Therefore, they must be protected from those who would carelessly cast thousands of workers aside for the benefit of a bigger profit result."
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