In my opinion, every person who so chooses to be self-employed is a job created, or rather, is one less job that needs to be created.
I really think “Go sell some stuff! Depend on yourself!” is a more realistic and more easily fulfilled political message to be aired than “We promise to create jobs and protect the middle class!”
Seriously, what do these politicians really mean? Give breaks to MNCs so they can expand and hence hire more? Keep fingers crossed and hope many more MNCs pop out of nowhere and start to hire? How can we depend on them when they’re often the first to bail and shed excesses in bad times?
Seriously, go sell some stuff. I promise you’ll make more than you’ve ever imagined.