Jobs Aplenty…for Federal Workers

And if you missed the rhetoric about job growth, it had nothing to do with the small-business sector gaining employees.

No, their idea of job creation is to surge the already massive ranks of federal workers.

Case in point: Obamacare will require an estimated 12,000 new IRS tax watchdogs to keep tabs on business compliance.

That misguided health law will not only add more bureaucrats to federal payrolls, increasing the budget deficit, but it will wipe out many full-time private-sector jobs as a result.

NFIB’s health experts have created a guide that will help you inform your employees about the impact his law will have on your business and ultimately on the future of their jobs. Share it with them.

Recently, Darden Restaurants, employer of about 185,000 workers in several brands including the Olive Garden and Red Lobster chains, began testing the law’s financial impact on employment. It launched an experiment in some restaurants limiting workers to no more than 30 hours a week—the level the new law deems full-time employment that triggers a mandate to offer health insurance.

And that’s just one company. You can expect others—both large and small–to seize on this idea. They won’t have any choice but to cut jobs and offer only part-time positions.

But to the Obama administration, government jobs are more valuable than private-sector jobs. There’s just one problem with that approach.

But you knew that already.

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About Dan Danner

Donald A. "Dan" Danner was named president and CEO of the National Federation of Independent Business, the nation's leading small business association, in February, 2009. Danner is only the sixth president in the history of the organization. Before rising to the top spot, Danner was executive vice president, overseeing NFIB's federal and state public policy and political activities as well as the organization's three 501 (c) 3 operations: the Research Foundation, Small Business Legal Center and the Young Entrepreneur Foundation. He came to NFIB in 1993 as vice president of the NFIB Education Foundation (now known as the Young Entrepreneur Foundation) and was named vice president of federal public policy in 1995. Previously, he was chief of staff to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Danner also worked in the White House Office of Public Liaison, where he was special assistant to the president and deputy director of the department. Before joining the White House staff, Danner was an executive with Armco Inc., a steel manufacturing company. He held leadership positions in sales and marketing, as well as state and federal lobbying on issues such as energy, environment, taxes and trade. He also served four years as vice president of federal relations at George Mason University. A native of Middletown, Ohio, Danner holds an MBA degree from Xavier University and an electrical engineering degree from Purdue University.
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