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An "Aborted Job" is defined as a job that a business owner was going to fill to help grow his business, but, because of government regulation and general meddling in private business, the owner "aborted" the hire.

Here's an example. A local owner of a convenience store I know here in Portland was going to expand his hours and start offering pizza. He figured he'd hire 6 new employees to fill the time. However, when the minimum wage was increased, he had to increase every employee's wages, and it became cost prohibitive to expand. He stayed put, and 6 new jobs were "aborted."

You can provide your own examples here, but we need to start to account for all the jobs never created because of the dope in the W.H.

1 posted on 10/31/2009 4:38:25 PM PDT by paul in cape
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To: paul in cape
"…but we need to start to account for all the jobs never created because of the dope in the W.H."

Don’t you think that might be what he wanted all along. His goal is to bring this country to its knees. In the end, those who refuse to kneel will make one hell of a splash for future historians to explore.

2 posted on 10/31/2009 4:50:48 PM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard)
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The “aborted jobs” problem is huge, but it’s not remotely fair to blame President Obama for more than a tiny percentage of them. The problem of government regulation of business activities has been growing by leaps and bounds for several decades now. Republicans and Democrats at all levels, from the White House to counties and towns, have been contributing heavily. It hobbles everyone from people wanting to start up one-person self-employment ventures to huge corporations.

Want to start a little home business preparing healthy meals for home delivery in your local area? You’ll be out tens of thousands of dollars by the time you’re set up to meet all the state and local regulations. Virtually your entire kitchen will need to be replaced, you will need to attend government-approved training in food handling, you will need various permits that require filling out long forms and paying fees, you will need to have officials inspect your kitchen (and show how you will prevent your children from gaining access to the kitchen), you will need a new vehicle outfitted with code-compliant equipment for maintaining food temperature (even though you have no intention of delivering anywhere more than 15 minutes from your home), and on and on and on. Might as well just go on welfare or pick up an unemployment check.


3 posted on 10/31/2009 4:54:01 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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He doesn’t care about the aborted. They’re not voting age.


4 posted on 10/31/2009 5:01:15 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS, the party of taxes and death. Is this what you want?)
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We all know that the US has lost 4.5 million jobs under President Obama's march to Socialism

Since January of this year, the U.S. Economy has hemmorraged on average 540,000 jobs a month. That's 5,400,000 jobs lost since the beginning of this year.

in November and December of 2008 immediately following Obama's election, the economy shed almost 1,300,000 jobsin the wake of the election, which brings the total closer to 6,700,000 jobs lost based on the data from the Bureau of Labor & Statistics.

The above does not count the jobs "aborted" under Obama, which I suspect is yet another 1.5-2mm jobs, but that's just a guess.

5 posted on 10/31/2009 5:02:28 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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We have laid off about 50 postions of 240 employees. down to 190 and falling perhaps another 50 before the end of December. If Health care passes that figure might be another 50 since we don’t have any business to support current sales volume. I hope My Missouri and Kansas Folks are reading this. Claire McCaskill and Lacy Clay, Dennis Moore pay attention as you and the democratic party are killing American small business.


8 posted on 10/31/2009 5:26:42 PM PDT by ncfool (Obama Bare fisted Politican at home. Pantywaist VS. Real thugs abroad.)
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Great hope and change, Obama, you POS.


9 posted on 10/31/2009 5:27:52 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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