Job Creators Network is the voice of real job creators that has been missing from the American debate on jobs and our economic crisis. JCN members talk about paychecks, not politics, helping the public and policymakers understand how to create jobs.
- Bernie Marcus
co-founder Home Depot
co-founder Home Depot
The Obamacare Medical Device Tax will increase the cost of your child's braces by $175.
- Americans for Tax Reform
The Obamacare mandate forcing companies to purchase unlimited lifetime coverage and unlimited annual coverage for themselves and their employees could increase premiums for some businesses by 7 percent.
- Obama Administration
The Keystone Pipeline held up by the President Obama could have created 170,000 jobs - three years ago.
- CNN Money
The National Labor Relations Board forced a nursing home to rehire striking workers who had sabotaged Alzheimers patients' records.
- Washington Examiner
The share of employed young adults (18-24) in the workforce is at the lowest level in 65 years - since measurement began in 1948.
- Pew Social and Demographic Trends
36% of US high school seniors in 11 states scored Below Basic in math. One out of every four eighth-graders in the country is mathematically illiterate.
- National Assessment of Educational Progress
In international tests of 15-year-olds, 16 other industrialized countries scored above the US in science. Out of 30 nations, 23 outscored us in math.
- The Programme for International Student Assessment
Insurance companies will have to remit $8 billion to the federal treasury. The tax climbs to $11.3 billion in 2015 and 2016, to $13.9 billion in 2017, and to $14.3 billion thereafter, adding 3 to 3.7 percent to the cost of premiums..
A family will pay a total of $5,000 more in premiums, and small businesses nearly $7,000, over the next 10 years. Some states will pay more.
Seniors on Medicare Advantage plans will pay $3,600 more over the next ten years, thanks to Obamacare. In Florida, seniors will pay an additional $4,000 in premiums.
The Federal Reserve cited "the unknown effects of the Affordable Care Act as reasons for planned layoffs and reluctance to hire more staff."
-Beige Book, March 2013
Total Unemployment Rate
* February 2014 total Includes part time and marginally attached workers (20.0M)
3/4/14: An analysis of government wage and hours-worked data shows low wage jobs added in 2013 fell below the 30-hour threshold that ObamaCare defines as full-time. The finding highlights concerns about the impact of the health law's employer insurance mandate, the proposed minimum wage hike and -- especially -- the combination of both. [read here]
3/7/14: Using monthly figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics as well as the Economic Policy Institute, Job Creators Network compiles a six month look back at unemployment [read here]
ForbesBy Brad Anderson, 2/19/14: Few have been hurt by the new healthcare law worse than entrepreneurs. [read here]