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Posted on 02/26/2012 5:40:03 AM PST by harpu
New Labor Department quota means fewer jobs for the handicapped
The Labor Department is about to make it harder for the disabled to find a job. The new policy is a painful reminder why it is important to get away fast when the government says it is trying to help you.
Judging from the ADA's track record, this proposed regulation isn't going to help those with disabilities. When the ADA was enacted in 1990, some 60 percent of disabled men were employed. Five years later, that rate dropped to 49 percent. Today, almost 80 percent of people with disabilities have left the labor force. These people no longer count as the unemployed because they are no longer looking for work. While these are shockingly low participation numbers, mandating federal contractors hire the disabled is not the solution.
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While the rule is supposed to apply to federal contractors only, that covers some of the nation's largest employers. Tying them down will inevitably serve as a further drag on the already sluggish economy. The most pernicious part of the rule if enforced, though, is that it will leave even more people with disabilities out in the cold, without a job.
This is just one of the 195 major rules that President Obama has piled on in the first two years of his administration. More red tape is the last thing needed in a limping economy where the overall unemployment rate exceeds 8 percent with declining participation in the labor force. More government simply is not the answer.
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Why work, when you can receive a check for doing nothing.
That was a very ignorant remark you made.
If you taken a moment to read the article, you would have discovered the reason is because employers are hesitant to hire obviously disabled workers.
ADA has created another layer of government regulations and legal liabilities for the employer. Which in turn has set back career opportunities for those with disabilities.
You are absolutely correct.
Not sure of the original poster’s intentions with the ‘why work’ statement, but I think it holds true that the government’s perspective is to get those with disabilities on the government dole to win their votes. They are making it unnecessarily hard to get work due to government red-tape. Sounds like an intended outcome.
There is a bit more then the narrow focus of this article.
When the unemployment runs out head for the Social Security office.
Editorial: Disability claims swelling in recession
Our political system is set up to promise something for nothing to get reelected. And every single demographic group is invited... not only the disabled.
This was a GHWB law; no wonder it failed; it’s all in the family.
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