Three Rs of Job Creation

The U.S. unemployment rate in December remained far above Barack Obama’s failed promise of job creation through his $787 billion stimulus package to keep unemployment below 8 percent.

In addition to seeing a dollar euro struggle in Obama’s weak economy, with an increase in demand by European travelers contributing to employment in leisure and hospitality, the only job gains were in a health care industry that continued growing faster than the inflation rate.

Senate Action Can Protect Jobs

The jobless data are more reason to help guarantee the protection of American workers as the first step in a legislative strategy of three Rs: repeal, reform, and replace.

  1. Repeal – According to the latest Rasmussen poll, Americans wanted to repeal ObamaCare from the start. And the judicial system is starting to explain why it’s an unconstitutional law.
  2. Reform – The Declaration of Independence states that the American government derives “just powers from the consent of the governed.” Successful health reform will be won not through kick-backs in shady back-room deals, like those that forced ObamaCare through Congress by abuse of a modern reconciliation act, but with an amendment for constitutional reform by traditional means, thus obtaining the consent of the governed for an individual mandate.
  3. Replace – Like the Massachusetts plan that inspired it, ObamaCare’s employer mandate is incentive for businesses to reduce the number of workers and encourage a single-payer system, by increasing the number of individuals mandated to buy insurance from a looming monopoly. Health reform should stimulate the economy, with a vibrant market driven by consumers and contributing to job creation, freeing America from job-killing mandates.

To prevent Obama’s health care takeover from bankrupting our country with the loss of more jobs, it’s recommended that the Senate concur with Republicans voting in the House to repeal ObamaCare.

Americans are right to fear the danger of employer mandates leading to a single-payer monopoly. Common Sense says they’re also entitled to security, and that means universal health coverage directed by consumer demand.


Roger M. Battistella, Health Care Turning Point: Why Single Payer Won’t Work (Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2010).

Roy T. Meyers, ed., Handbook of Government Budgeting (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1999).


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