Skip to comments.Solving the Unemployment Crisis
Posted on 09/19/2010 11:12:39 AM PDT by JimPrevor
If we truly want to create jobs, it is not enough to simply berate business to create them. We must address the dynamics that keep businesses from offering jobs and that keep people from accepting jobs. We can use policy to create jobs - we just have to care enough about the jobless to make creating jobs a political priority.
1. Tort reform
2. Fire the EPA, all of it. Start over.
3. Fire OSHA, all of it. Start over.
4. Prevent the IRS from blackmailing small businesses by tying up their checkbooks and then forcing them sign contracts over issues where the small company is clearly in the right.
5. Stop paying unemployment. I already know, and know of, people who are turning down jobs because it would require them to move. They can only do that if they’re getting unemployment.
6. Do away with the minimum wage. It takes people’s ability to negotiate and form a contract.
Yep, Democrats handicap the very people who have experience in creating jobs,
splurge spend like never before,
and expect to pass that off as private sector growth.
Sorry Democrats, unemployement will not improve until your gone. Get used to it.
6. takes away for the ability of young people without skills to get an entry job where they can learn the skills they need to prosper. You have to start somewhere. Democrats keep raising the barrier to get through the door through minimum wage, health care and taxes. And then wonder why there are no jobs... Particularly for young people...
The biggest obstacle to increasing employment is the legal maze that has been erected in the name of protecting employees. I remember when hiring was done by managers without it being filtered by the “professional” HR departments. The existence of the HR departments are to CYA for employers because of the potential for lawsuits.
There is an old Chinese proverb that states: Today’s problems were often yesterday’s solutions. Much of the well intended legal protections end up accomplishing the exact opposite of what they were intended to do. (example: age descrimination legislation)
What you are witnessing is ‘central planning’, American style and its result.
Oh, man, I forgot about that one. I had directed a number of qualified engineers to apply for a job but none of them showed up on my list. I called one and he had applied, so I went to HR. I was told, oh, we need a black candidate. So you’re only getting the resumes from blacks. (Something to do with an EOE audit.)
At another company, they raised the pay of a totally worthless black engineer because it somehow gave them a better rating on the EOE audit. (I have no idea how EOE audits work, but I can tell you they just about make HR sh*t when they occur.)
Instead of satisfying the needs of the hiring manager, the HR department is aimed at a higher politically correct objective. Unfortunately, there is a nearby “historically black” engineering school that turns out straight-A electrical engineering students who have never heard of V=IR (the most fundamental electrical equation) and who cannot describe how a diode (passes current only one way) works. These poor people have been built up to believe they are super-qualified and they are bitterly disappointed when they end up on the production line stuffing parts in boards. But, what do you do with somebody who can’t write a coherent sentence or design the simplest circuit?
Prerty much my perscription, Except Tort reform would be down at number three.
People don’t understand that, Jim. I want to bang my head against a wall each time someone starts complaining about the unemployment situation and then proceeds to talk about how their local state legislature, Congress, the President, etc. etc. aren’t doing anything about it. THEY CAN’T BECAUSE ONLY THE PRIVATE SECTOR CAN CREATE JOBS!
I don’t understand why it’s so difficult for people to grasp. Every $1 the government has it must confiscate from a productive person or business. Business cycles take time. Companies will start hiring again once they feel confident enough that adding fixed expenses in the form of payroll and / or additional fixed assets such as equipment isn’t going to put them in a bad liquidity situation if things go south again.
I think it’s because finance, accounting and economics aren’t taught in schools. But then again, they can’t get reading, writing and arithmetic right so what hope do they have of explaining monetary policy?
7. Lower taxes, fees, surcharges.....at all levels of government.
Mercy, is it really that bad? I thought it was awful enough when I questioned a couple of recent history majors who graduated from the local university and found that they didn’t know the history I learned in grade school but electrical engineers who don’t know Ohm’s law? They never heard of a front to back ratio? I went to the Navy class “A” school in electronics on Treasure Island long ago and we were told that the school was basically a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering squeezed into 38 weeks of full time study without any courses other than electronics. Now you tell me that there are people with EE degrees who don’t know as much about electricity as I was taught in a high school science class. This is truly mind boggling.
Now you tell me that there are people with EE degrees who dont know as much about electricity as I was taught in a high school science class.
This appears to be an issue only with graduates from our historically black college. It has merged with the historically white college of engineering and the two are producing their graduates separately. The politics is unbelievable. Imagine the duplicated budgets. Also, the two schools hire professors separately. You either work for one or the other. Name professors dont want to be employed by the HBC.
It turns out that if you dont graduate black students that youre prejudiced (or some such.) But if you hold the HBC students to the same standards they drop out. They come to college ill prepared and cant keep up without grade inflation. A prof told me, he didnt dare grade his black students the same as the others because hed be accused of racism. Rather than face the raging in-your-face racism charges professors float the ill prepared and under-performing black students until they graduate; sometimes with honors. I really cant blame them because nobody wants to take on the race baiting local newspaper and TV stations. Nobody is prepared to go in and call it like they see it as the backlash might involve demonstrations featuring the likes of Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton, et. al. and university professors are not fighters or crusaders.
The non-black students that coming out of the other sides administrative system are really quite well prepared and ready to go.
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