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dis-incentives to hiring

2010-02-16 17:56:41.578593+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

The dangers of government intervention in the economy: the owner of a local copy shop tweeted:

Thinking of hiring another employee but should I wait until the government comes up with some tax incentive for small businesses? Not sure.

Talk of a bailout could be slowing the recovery... By the way, that copy shop is Santa Rosa Copy.

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-02-16 19:31:48.686711+00 by: petronius

Although I can't remember the acronym, I remember a job subsidy program from the Carter years that was chockfull of crookedness. A friend of mine was a keyliner (a lost discipline) for a small graphics house. His boss fired the entire staff and rehired them a week later under the program. My friend ended up giving a depostion to the Justice Dept. over the case, although I don't know if the boss ever was convicted. And just wait for some guy to use incentive funds at $15 an hour to pay for illegals he's paying $6 an hour for. You read it here first.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-02-16 22:27:30.029531+00 by: meuon

See it all the time... Sigh.. on big companies and projects as well as small ones.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-02-16 22:50:54.094653+00 by: Larry Burton

This is another of the many reasons that I support the FairTax. Business and personal decisions should be made based on business and personal consequences, not tax consequences.