That’s Exactly The Opposite To Creating Jobs

The LA Times is running an opinion piece suggesting that Governor Walker is about to do away with the weekend!

And essentially he is:

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a leading aspirant for the Republican nomination for president, made his state the 25th “right-to-work” state in the nation on March 9 when he signed a measure passed by the Republican-controlled legislature.

He may soon get another crack at a worker-unfriendly law: Legislators have introduced a bill to abolish employees’ legal right to at least one day off per week.

One day off per week. I don’t imagine that there is a single reader of this blog who would find fault with requiring a minimum of one day off per week…and I imagine most of you would be appalled if you were expected to give up your weekends on a regular basis without some sort of comp time.

But really, this is exactly the opposite tack to creating jobs. If you want to create jobs you don’t encourage force employees to work more hours. Instead you take advantage of increased productivity and reduce hours and employ additional people to cover the needed hours. That increase employment…puts more money into the economy…and contributes to continued increases in productivity!

Some of our readers may remember a socialist slogan from the past: 30 for 40! Thirty hours work for forty hours pay…and increase employment to cover the remaining hours.


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1 thought on “That’s Exactly The Opposite To Creating Jobs

  1. Ed, bullseye.

    I’ll just include this 98-second video of President Reagan saying there is no “freedom,” without collective bargaining and unions.

    “…These are the values inspiring those brave workers in Poland, the values that have inspired other dissidents under communist domination, who have been willing to go into the gulag and suffer the torture of imprisonment, because of their dissidence. They remind us that where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost… They remind us that freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. You and I must protect and preserve freedom here, or it will not be passed on to our children and it will disappear everywhere in the world. Today, the workers in Poland are showing a new generation how high is the price of freedom, but also how much, it is worth that price. I want more than anything I’ve ever wanted, to have an administration that will through its actions, at home and in the international arena, let millions of people know, that Miss Liberty, still lifts her lamp beside the golden door. …”

    OT, “Prosecutor alerts justices to secrecy violation in John Doe”
    could be big.

    The secrecy violation occurred in the Wall Street Journal’s EDITORIAL page. That’s a tell that the Bradley Foundation and the Koch brothers, all the other oligarchs couldn’t get even one reputable news room to cover their version. Paul Gigot is the editor of the Wall Street Journal’s Editorial page and he gets a lot of wingnut welfare.

    “The right-wing Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation has announced that conservative media figures Michael Barone and Paul Gigot are recipients of this year’s $250,000 “Bradley Prizes for outstanding achievement.””

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