Ask any small business owner trying to get back on their feet and survive in the state with the worst business climate in the county and they will tell you they cannot find employees.
Every good small business knows that it is only as good as its people. But when the government pays them to stay home, it’s hard to survive and many haven’t.
The latest victim is the Corner Post Diner in Brick, at least for the summer. They hope to come back sometime this fall after the government stopped paying expanded unemployment benefits as part of the COVID relief package.
But while businesses try to return to normal capacities and hours of operation, they find it difficult to compete with free money from state and federal governments.
Don’t expect the Washington, DC and Trenton Democrats to stop buying votes with free checks anytime soon. They would like to have as many people as possible “on their wages” in the hope that they will remember it in November.
The government caused the disaster by its overreaction in shutting down the economy and restricting people’s rights to make a living. So it has now exacerbated the problem by paying workers to stay at home. “Sounds like a plan,” you can imagine how social engineering, left, Marxist politicians, say.
So, of course, when the government causes a problem, they need another government solution to fix the problem. Enter New Jersey Congressman Josh Gottheimer. He suggests we give people a $ 500 bonus to help them get back to work and use a portion of the federal tax money New Jersey received on COVID relief.
Don’t forget, this is your money that the IRS confiscated from you before you got it into your own hands. Our government does that. They create a problem, then make it worse with your money, and then use more of your money to fix their mistake.
Perfect example. Class dismiss!
The above post reflects the thoughts and observations of talk show host Dennis Malloy of New Jersey 101.5. All opinions expressed are those of Dennis Malloy.