Is 8.9 percent Unemployment High Enough for Mimi Stewart?

I just love Rep. Mimi Stewart’s transparently-ignorant political stances. Her latest is a defense of the WARN Act, HB 180, which, in summary, would make it much more difficult for employers to let go of employees.

Of course, if all you look at is the visible consequence of a new policy, that being giving workers more time to prepare for unemployment or their transition to another job, then Stewart’s idea is hard to argue with. But, of course, policies have both obvious and not-so-obvious results. If you are an employer, say Gardunos, and you know that you are struggling to make it, you will be more likely to either not hire or start to fire workers, even if this is not the best thing for the company.

So, Stewart, in her infinite wisdom, would seemingly rather push Gardunos and others towards bankruptcy — including by not hiring needed workers — rather than allowing Gardunos and other companies that might be struggling to do their level best to keep going even in tough times. I’m sure Stewart and other backers of ill-advised rules and regulations would rather see unemployment north of 10% in New Mexico.

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3 Replies to “Is 8.9 percent Unemployment High Enough for Mimi Stewart?”

  1. Richard get a clue. Businesses are run by PEOPLE. Government cannot create wealth, jobs, or prosperity.
    By creating more regulations for business, like the minimum wage, onerous firing laws, etc, business has less means and desire to hire workers. And remember that businesses give us the products and services we want and need for the lowest prices – which is what makes our standard of living possible. Government steals money from productive people and gives it to their friends. Which one are you?

  2. I don’t see employers wanting to fire except from necessity. Making them retain people even when they are going out of business is ludicrous. Mimi is as usual a moron. She needs to be voted out of office as soon as possible.

    What the hell is Richard about? His reply is unfounded and incomprehensible.

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