Employers on Strike, Is Atlas Shrugging?

This period of joblessness is the worst I ever had. Last year, seven months was bad but this was the weirdest period of unemployment. Last year was a single contact this year In the way of work I had three one-day contacts and one five-day contact.

Three jobs I had start dates were canceled 24 hours before start time.
Two jobs I applied for I told I was no longer in contention, not because somebody else got the job but the company decided not to fill the position.

I may have found the reason. WSJ reported in an article Employers on Strike, with uncertainty of ObamaCare and looming tax hikes companies are sitting on the cash.

“Almost everything Congress has done in recent months has made private businesses less inclined to hire new workers. ObamaCare imposes new taxes and mandates on private employers. Even with record unemployment, Congress raised the minimum wage to $7.25, pricing more workers out of jobs. The teen unemployment rate rose to 26.4% in May, and for those between the ages of 25 and 34 it rose to 10.5%. These should be some of the first to be hired in an expansion because they are relatively cheap and have the potential for large productivity gains as they add skills.”

As a result, the Obama economic meddling is hurting the ones they claim to help. The Unemployed like me. We all should remember this in November.

About Scatcatpdx

I am just an average Joe living in the People Republic of Portland Oregon. I was a Republican Precinct Person for Washington County, and campaign volunteer. Now I am a IDKWIA (I Don't Know What I Am). I am a bible believing Christian who is Calvinist and Reformed in my theology and Anglican in worship and practice. My other interest are music (classical and world, Progressive Trance), drawing, and Fury Fandom, I consider myself a furry lifestyler.. I am a Ham Radio operator.
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