Get ready for it....Now a Dem from Cal. wants the tax payers to be on the hook for 'moving expenses' to help 'mobilize' people and allow them to move where they want to in order to look for a job. This is from the hearing today before Congress.
Rep Tony Cardenas (D) wants to remove barriers for people to work. His suggestion: "Give the long term unemployed workers a 'lump sum' unemployment payment to help cover the moving costs so workers can move from one area of high unemployment and, perhaps, to an area with low unemployment rates in order to accept employment that would require them to move."
He goes on to say, If we were able to figure out a way to help people 'mobilize' and move to an area that has companies that are hiring, wouldn't that help the economy? To which the head of the CBO, Douglas Elmendorf, replied yes it would. Elmendorf went on to say that the thing that he (Rep Cardenas) needs to understand is that there are a lot more people looking for work than job openings and just moving people wouldn't fix the problem.
So now he wants the tax payers to pay moving expenses for people to move to another area of their choosing with no guarantee they will be employed. What about the people living in that area? Are they convinced that someone living in that area isn't also needing a job?
Gee does anyone else see the massive fraud that will come with this?
Watch the full hearing here:
February 5, 2014
U.S. Economic Outlook
Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2014 federal budget and economic outlook.