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Republican Louie Gohmert Blasts American Jobs Act For Banning Unemployment Discrimination

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Republican Louie Gohmert Blasts American Jobs Act For Banning Unemployment Discrimination

Post by Guest on Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:22 am

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) is no fan of a proposal for the federal government to forbid employers from discriminating against the jobless based on their employment status.

"We're adding in this bill a new protected class called 'unemployed,'" Gohmert said on the floor of the House Tuesday. "I think this will help trial lawyers who are not having enough work. We heard from our friends across the aisle, 14 million people out of work -- that's 14 million new clients."

The American Jobs Act, submitted by President Obama to Congress this week, has a section that would prohibit employers from not hiring someone just because they are jobless.


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