A "Federal Jobs Guarantee" Is Gaining Steam With Democrats

 

As the Democrats look past the 2018 midterm elections towards 2020, they're hoping a new federal jobs proposal could be the hot button issue their base wants in the next election cycle.

Several potential Democrat nominees are supporting some form of legislation that would guarantee a job to every American.

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker wants to establish a model federal jobs guarantee program in up to 15 high-unemployment areas across the US. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and New York's Kirsten Gillibrand have also proposed their own version of a guarantee as well.

Sanders' proposal reads, "Under a federal jobs guarantee program, the U.S. government would guarantee a job with a living wage and good benefits to any resident who wants or needs one."

Could guaranteeing a job help the US economy? Or could this force businesses to hire bad employees?

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