Senator Jim DeMint was in the Lowcountry today discussing problems within the economy and job creation the country is currently facing.
DeMint says a temporary payroll tax cut that was passed last year is a bad idea.
“You’re not going to grow a business or hire a lot of employees with a temporary payroll tax deduction. All of us want a cut in any kind of taxes we can get if we can take home more pay, but it’s not going to create those jobs,” says DeMint.
DeMint says the lack of new jobs is partially due to employers being worried.
“People now are afraid if they hire an employee that they are going to have to pay more for their healthcare, more for their unemployment insurance, that they might have more liability if they ever try to get rid of them because of a lot of things that are happening. And more and more there’s a threat of unionization as they attack more and more,” says DeMint.
DeMint says there is no reason the government should be such a threat to those who are creating jobs.