Truth to Power

Why is GA giving tax breaks to hire…the employed?

Yer doin’ it wrong:

Want Ad: Unemployed Need Not Apply

Peter May, of Atlanta, said he was hoping Orlando-based recruiter “The People Place” would help him find a job with Sony Ericsson. The company is moving its headquarters to Buckhead, which is located outside Atlanta.

May said he was mortified when he read the message on the website. In all caps, and bold type, it said, “No unemployed candidates will be considered at all.”

Sony Ericcson is supposed to bring 180 jobs to Buckhead, and was lured there with the prospect of a $4 million in state tax credits. But May said if the company is refusing to hire the unemployed, that deal should be rescinded.</em>

Indeed so. I’m against giving tax breaks to companies to hire people anyway, but this is just stupid. Paying a company to hire people already employed? How is that going to help our state’s record unemployment? Think the brain trust who came up with this need to be the next unemployed, frankly.


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