The word is now that the Ds are going to try to break this bill up into smaller pieces in hopes of getting some parts of it passed. Wonder if that also means they will actually have to read this one
Colin Hanna of The Washington Times is concerned about this provision:
The most recent example, and there are plenty of others, is the approach he has taken to the American Jobs Act, which he argues is needed to get America back to work. He wants Congress to pass it now - as he repeats like a broken record - without the public having had an adequate chance to look it over. Most people are unaware, for example, that there is a provision in the proposed bill that would create a new cause of action allowing people to sue a prospective employer if they believe they were turned down for a position because they were unemployed at the time they applied for it.
Such a law, if it were to go into effect, would be a welcome boon to the nationís trial lawyers but would be a looming liability over anyone seeking to hire new employees. The cost of litigation, never mind the potential financial judgments, would be enough to make any business - small or large - fearful of hiring anyone, let alone any of the more than 9 percent of Americans who, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, donít have a job but are looking for one. Talk about unintended consequences.