If you wanna know why there’s 10% unemployment, start With Obama’s 10 job killers
August 14th 2010 · 0 Comments
What’s Holding Back The Hiring? Start With Obama’s 10 Job Killers
Investors Business Daily | By JIM POWELL
President Obama claims that he’s concerned about “jobs, jobs, jobs,” but he has signed laws, issued executive orders and approved regulations that create incentives for private-sector employers to lay off people or delay hiring people. It’s no wonder high unemployment persists.
Obama’s top 10 job killers include:
• Executive orders and regulations promoting compulsory unionism.
By gaining a bargaining monopoly in workplaces, labor unions have negotiated above-market compensation and benefits for their members, which has driven governments toward bankruptcy, priced unionized businesses out of markets and destroyed jobs.
Although Obama’s card-check legislative initiative (to eliminate the secret ballot in union certification elections) stalled in Congress, he has pushed compulsory unionism by other means.
For example, in January 2009, Obama issued executive order 13496 promoting compulsory unionism among government contractors. The next month, he issued executive order 13502 requiring compulsory unionism for federal construction projects.
In March, Obama named Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board. Becker, formerly an attorney for the AFL-CIO and Service Employees International Union, is pushing the NLRB to rewrite union certification rules, making it easier for unions to gain a bargaining monopoly in workplaces — which would destroy more jobs .
Read the other nine job killers @ Investors.com.