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December 10, 2009

How Do You Help a Struggling Job Market? Stifle it With Rules and Regulations!

Filed under: Sick and Tired — Trever Bierschbach @ 8:35 pm
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Oh yes, here come more rules and regulations from the Department of Labor.  While the country staggers under 10% unemployment, and right after the administration’s job summit (which many actual job creators were left out of) the Department of Labor announces that they will push for 90 new rules and regulations next year.  You can read about it in the Wall Street Journal, with a supplementary article by yours truly at the Examiner.

Strengthening of affirmative action on federal contracts, employer disclosure of ‘advice’ they receive from consultants dealing with union issues, and more transparency about how wages are being computed are just a few of the new rules proposed.  Those are the ones we know about anyway.  Let’s start from the top!

Affirmative action, otherwise know as reverse discrimination and disrespect to minorities.  Yes, I said it!  Affirmative action is reverse discrimination in the guise of ‘helping the minorities’.  It doesn’t do anything but ensure that the right person for the job won’t always be the one that gets it.  I don’t care what ethnicity a person is, and neither should an employer or the government.  The right person for the job, final, period, that’s it.  That’s how our workforce should be run.  It is disrespectful to minorities, it says ‘you don’t have to be good at your job, just be black and we will make sure you get that promotion.’  How does that help anyone?  It doesn’t help the business, they may get a great worker, but they could very likely get a bad one too because they have to look at race first instead of ability.  It doesn’t help minorities, we strive to succeed because of the goals set before us or those that we set for ourselves.  There is nothing to strive for if you already have a leg up by just being a minority.  It also doesn’t level the playing field, as so many bleeding heart liberals would have you believe.  Levelling the playing field is insuring that every person has an equal chance of reaching their goals, not saying that one person gets a shot at that goal first just because they belong to a minority ethnic group.

Now, employers required to disclose private discussions with consultants.  Since when does being part of one group in this country preclude you from having the same rights as another?  Why do some people think that they can drive the American Dream forward by making people loathe to pursue it?  Employers are Americans too, they may own businesses, or run large companies, they may make tons of cash, or very little, but they are still Americans.  I am getting so tired of one side vilifying another based on how much money they make.  If a business owner is not breaking any laws, it shouldn’t be anyone’s business how much they make, and it shouldn’t deprive them of any of their rights.  A business owner should be able to conduct his business as he or she sees fit as long as they aren’t breaking any laws, and they should not be required to tell anyone about private consultations on any legal issue.

Finally, the last one we know about, more transparency about how wages are computed?  Huh?  I have had a lot of jobs, and at times I didn’t understand everything that was going on, but one thing I did get was how I got paid.  You have a set wage, per hour or salary (I’ve had both), and you get paid for your time.  If you get paid ten dollars an hour, and you work forty hours, that’s four hundred dollars.  Then the government takes their obligatory share and you take home a bit less.  Why are we teaching math in school if the government has to make new regulations to clarify this simple equation?

Perhaps I am a little slow, but if it were me the last thing I would want to do with 10% unemployment is enact new rules and regulations on businesses when it comes to employees.


1 Comment »

  1. Considering the explosive growth in the US hispanic population, you an I will end our days as a member of a minority group. Though, the statistics offered by the US census bureau are so strange that I find myself questioning them. You’ll see that the hispanic population is projected to grow by an incredible amount, while the black population increases by a meager one percent. Keep in mind that this is over FOUR DECADES. In fact, these numbers seem intentionally manipulated in an effort to maintain the black population as a super-minority group, while projecting hispanics and whites as majority groups, thereby barring hispanics any protections offered by affirmative action-esque legislation (not that I _support_ any aa legislation).

    Es bueno taco,

    Comment by IsaacD — December 10, 2009 @ 11:38 pm | Reply

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