Jobs focus is for simple minded
If you were to start up a new business, the first thing that I would advise is to 1) identify prospective customer needs, 2) qualify customers as to their means to procure solutions, 3) assess competition to determine what you must do to be a superior source, 4) engineer products and processes to produce the outcome, 5) add people and technology as enabling mechanisms to do the work to produce the outcomes – products and services.
So, the process does not start with jobs – it begins with needs to be satisfied by businesses that organize resources to produce outcomes that satisfy customer needs.
Job creation happens after a lot of other work is done to create the opportunity. That takes capital and resources and entrepreneurs and investors who will take the risks to achieve desired outcomes.
I want to hear from President Obama and Republican candidates that they understand this context and then I want to know what policies they envision to encourage capital investment.
“Insourcing,” a term now used by Obama is a political label that doesn’t explain what and how?
“After New Hampshire primary win, Romney to bring jobs focus to South Carolina
MANCHESTER, N.H. —After a double-digit victory in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, Republican front-runner Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he will continue to focus on the economy rather than social issues, noting that he is not running for “pastor-in-chief.”
Romney’s strong victory — following a narrow win in Iowa — solidified his standing as the man to beat for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. The race now moves to South Carolina, which holds its primary Jan. 21.
The Palmetto state, with large numbers of evangelicals and social conservatives, is considered less-stable terrain than New Hampshire for Romney, a Mormon and former governor of Massachusetts. It is likely the last opportunity for former House speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.), former senator Rick Santorum (Pa.) or Texas Gov. Rick Perry to revive their flagging campaigns.
Gingrich acknowledged to MSNBC on Wednesday that “it will be very hard to stop” Romey if he wins in South Carolina. In hopes of derailing him, Gingrich has released an ad that attacks Romney as a “pro-abortion governor.” But Romney told morning news anchors that his private-sector experience and job-creation focus are what voters — regardless of religious or social beliefs — are looking for.
“There are people who want to elect a commander-in-chief. They’re not worried about electing a pastor-in-chief. That’s not what I’m running for,” Romney said on MSNBC. “They want America to remain strong morally, economically and militarily. I can do that.”
On CNN, Romney said that he was “not worried in the slightest” about whether hisrecord on abortion rights could hurt him. “Like Ronald Reagan before me, many years ago I changed from being pro-choice to pro-life,” Romney said. “I know Speaker Gingrich is going to try and throw everything he can at me. He tried here in New Hampshire. It didn’t work.”
Libertarian Rep. Ron Paul (Tex.) finished second in New Hampshire. Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman Jr. placed third, largely on the strength of the votes of independents and moderates. What the results left unclear, however, is who — if anyone — might emerge as the conservative alternative to Romney.
Santorum, who finished a mere eight votes behind Romney in Iowa, was unable to translate that into the surge he had hoped for in New Hampshire. Gingrich, who has been blistering in his criticism of Romney, also failed to break through.
Perry, having all but abandoned the state, finished at the back of the pack of major contenders.
Unlike past New Hampshire primaries, which served to clear the field of weaker candidates, this one does not appear to have reshuffled the roster.
It may, however, bring about some rethinking of the candidates’ strategies. Gingrich, despite the harsh abortion ad, sounded Tuesday night as though he was trying to climb back up on the high road.
“We’re going to take to South Carolina tonight and kick off tomorrow morning a campaign for jobs and economic growth,” Gingrich said. “A campaign for a balanced budget, a campaign for returning power to the states, a campaign for a strong national security, a campaign for a stable, solid Social Security program. ... If we are smart, we can do better things for people.””