When it comes to incomprehensible stupidity, few can beat Obama and his socialist fellow travelers.
Creating a “protected class” out of unemployed individuals as if they needed “civil rights” protection from exploitative capitalists is nothing more than another shameless campaign ploy to solicit voter support – possibility with the promise of extended unemployment benefits and “free money” from lawsuits against potential employers.
As reported by the New York Times …
“Obama Proposes Protecting Unemployed Against Hiring Bias”
“Mr. Obama’s jobs bill would prohibit employers from discriminating against job applicants because they are unemployed.”
“Under the proposal, it would be ‘an unlawful employment practice’ if a business with 15 or more employees refused to hire a person ‘because of the individual’s status as unemployed.’”
“Unsuccessful job applicants could sue and recover damages for violations, just as when an employer discriminates on the basis of a person’s race, color, religion, sex or national origin.”
“White House officials see discrimination against the unemployed as a serious problem. In a radio interview last month, Mr. Obama said such discrimination made ‘absolutely no sense,’ especially at a time when many people, through no fault of their own, had been laid off.”
Compounding the stupidity …
The system is awash with cash and liquidity. However, one proximate cause for the prolongation of the current recession is that there remains a massive uncertainty associated with a future under Obama’s progressive and socialist initiatives. Who knows what taxes will be? If investment deductions will be eliminated? If healthcare and payroll taxes will increase dramatically? If employees increase beyond the magic numbers of “15” or “50” where additional restraints, terms and conditions apply.
We are being buried in a morass of laws, rules, regulations and guidelines which have yet to be formulated – much of the power being ceded to the Cabinet-level Secretaries of Executive Branch agencies who themselves are ideologues, haters of the free market and incompetent hacks.
It is bad enough that Obama backs the unions where seniority is rewarded over merit and mediocrity rules over innovation, but to throw further regulations in the hiring process is intolerable. Anti-American and anti-business.
Imagine the expense and consequences if a lesser-qualified candidate is denied a position and they file a complaint. Only the lawyers win.
Perhaps Obama should concentrate less on central planning and top-down socialist policies and more on the free-market capitalism that makes our country an exceptional nation.
Perhaps the President needs an attitude adjustment – stop the socialist power grab by creating and managing scarcity and concentrate on expanding business and growing our way out of our present difficulties.
Obama and his fellow travelers in Congress must be defeated in 2012 before we reach an apocalyptic turning point and become as dysfunctional as European socialist democracies.
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“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell