Stimulus’s Tax Break to Hire American Idol Losers

Good news for all you 16-24 year olds who quit your jobs, skipped class and spent the last six months preparing to audition for American Idol’s eighth season, only to be told by Simon Cowell you have no skills or talent.  The United States Congress is offering employers a tax credit if they hire you!

 

Sec.1421 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act gives employers a tax incentive for hiring people (I hesitate to call them “workers,” given it’s not likely they’ve ever held a job for more than a couple days) who fit the following description.  Betcha can’t wait to hire this person!

 

DISCONNECTED YOUTH . –The term ‘disconnected youth’ means any individual who is certified by the designated local agency as having attained age 16 but not age 25 on the hiring date, as not regularly attending any secondary, technical, or post-secondary school during the 6-month period preceding the hiring date, as not regularly employed during such 6-month period, and as not readily employable by reason of lacking a sufficient number of basic skills.

I wonder if the Democrats who voted for the stimulus bill realize they just voted to give a tax break to McDonald’s and WalMart.

 

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  1. Stimulus: Sinking Soon & Might As Well Enjoy The Trip « Blog Entry « Dr. Melissa Clouthier
    February 13, 2009

    [...] Wal-Mart is a winner in this bailout. What a relief! “Unemployable 16-25 year olds” will be a tax break for employers. Ha! [...]

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  2. Doug Thorson
    February 13, 2009

    I think we will all be sickened as we find out what socialism really looks like and as the details of this bill come to light. Thanks for finding this tidbit. BTW, this of course is a total waste of resources since these folks will not contribute to the productivity of the nation nor wealth generation therefore diverting resources to creating sustainable jobs.

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  3. Stimulus: Sinking Soon & Might As Well Enjoy The Trip « Dirty Democrats
    February 14, 2009

    [...] Wal-Mart is a winner in this bailout. What a relief! ‘Unemployable 16-25 year olds’ will be a tax break for employers. Ha! [...]

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  4. Chaplain Tom
    February 14, 2009

    Having worked with a large Privite Security Company who hired to many rejects I see this as another benefactor of the “Stimulas” game.

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  5. Years, Not Months, To Recovery | QandO
    February 14, 2009

    [...] unfocused is this mess? Well here’s a nice example: Sec.1421 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act gives employers a tax incentive for hiring [...]

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