The anti-jobs bill

A provision of President Obama’s jobs bill would make it illegal for employers to prefer applicants who are currently employed. And as bad as that would be, the legal implications are worse. It would make it very difficult for employers even to consider work history: if one looked at the work history at all, it would be hard to prove that one was not looking at whether people were employed.

Obama probably things that barring discrimination against the unemployed will make it easier for them to get jobs. It won’t. On the contrary, if employers cannot look at past job history, every hire will be a risky stab in the dark, so employers will be reluctant to hire anyone at all.

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