Close the Borders
Citizen Job Bonus (to compete with Illegals) [7-16]
This Job Bonus is aid to citizens so that when they work they can compete with the low wages of illegals and legal foreigners.
Between the latest crash of our boom-and-bust economy and the flooding of the job market by illegals, employment for citizens has plummeted especially for Georgia citizens. Georgians are hurting within a broken system and it's time for our leadership to take an active role in making our economic environment functional again. As governor, I will put citizens to work installing energy- efficient upgrades such as blown-in insulation, better caulking, and more efficient furnaces. This will provide upgrades at a reasonable price, save Georgians money on power, help protect the environment, and create many jobs. Additionally, I will give employers an incentive to hire citizens over illegals by supplementing the salaries of the citizens. For example, an employer might hire a citizen for $3/hr and then a $4/hr supplement might be paid directly to the worker. As citizens, not illegals, acquire valuable work experience, they will more easily be able to get work in the future. Illegals will miss out on this work experience, making it more difficult for them to get U.S. jobs. These initiatives are not social programs because they will actually make money rather than spend it. We already pay for the unemployed through the costs of prisons, unemployment insurance, welfare, and food stamps. My initiatives will replace handouts with work and alleviate the costs of all of those programs.
Legislature Pre-Pays an Amount
(work in progress:)
This program is not a tax incentive entitlement but is a pre-paid allocation by the legislature. The agency that is handling the program will have criteria for selecting worker candidates and may use a lottery for the final selection.
The agency is the statutory employer of each worker. Each worker acts as an independent 1099 contractor to their actual employer, the agency pays each worker as a W-2 employee with worker's comp. A worker must report back to the agency to give a description of the job so insurance premiums can be adjusted.
For each pay period, the worker brings back cash that supposedly represents what the employer is paying the worker. This amount is referred to as the supposed salary. In return for bringing back the supposed salary, the agency will provide a W-2 type check that meets the minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.
The W-2 type check would have deductions for appropriate taxes, etc. The agency will pay the difference between the supposed salary and minimum wage, along with the other matching taxes and workers comp premiums.
The supposed salary starts at $3.00 per hour. Hopefully, that will increase as the worker gets on-the-job training and becomes more valuable. As an example, each week employer might provide a raise of 25 cents per hour. In that case, the cash from worker to the agency must be increased 25 cent per hour.
As time goes on, the cash received from the worker will correspond to a $10.00 per hour salary, for which the rate increases would stop. At this point the agency might even be earning money, depending on the worker's comp cost.
If the cash received is the amount the employer is paying the worker, with its weekly increased amounts, the weekly increased amounts should reflect the increased on-the-job training that the worker is receiving from the employer.
The word 'citizen' used in the title of this program is very important. For a citizen to compete with an illegal for a job, the citizen must have an hourly rate and no strings attached. That is why $3.00 per hour is chosen.