Revised: Tackling Unemployement & Underemployement

Individuals are smart enough to earn employers a profit, they are smart enough to earn a living wage.

A living wage first, profits second.

Solution: Creation of Underemployment Tax and Unemployment Vouchers

Instead of unemployment checks, unemployment vouchers. Companies who choose to hire a vouchered employee receive a reduction in their underemployment tax. The underemployment tax will calculate the total dollar amount of individuals underemployed. Underemployed individuals are those earning less then a living wage, on a per hour basis. The underemployment amount will be used in conjunction with the employment income (gross income – number of employees x living wage) of businesses to determine their underemployment tax.

Example: Joe’s deli employment income 20k, Tom’s Oil Co’s employment income 300m while Megamart’s employment income 15.4b . Total underemployment amount totaling 1b.

Underemployment Tax: determined by calculating total employment income of all employers, dividing individual employment income of each employer by the total which returns their percent of underemployment income. That percent is their underemployment tax rate. Times that percent by the total underemployment amount and that is their underemployment tax due.

Underemployment Amount

Employer—-Employment Income—Underemployement Tax Rate—–Underemployement Tax

Those who hire receive a lower underemployment tax and a higher production capacity. Else, they receive the benefit of their tax dollars adding to the overall production capacity of our nation. It’s a win, win!


About SoundEndurance

I am a follower of The Way, holding to the doctrine of Jesus Christ the first born from among the dead, who lives and reigns forever more. Scripture is the basis of my beliefs which testify of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and confirmed in me by His Holy Spirit. The gift of eternal life is inclusive. Jesus shed his blood for all, He has purchased for each of us a resurrection from the dead unto judgment. His shed blood is our justice which satisfies our holy Creator blotting out our sins, making it possible for us to approach a holy, righteous God. In our approach to Him, we repent of our sin, we yield ourselves to His will, wanting to take on His very divine nature, desiring to be made new in His image and likeness thereby doing away with sin. It is through this faith in Him that we become children of God having received His Holy Spirit which does his commandments thereby entering eternal life and escaping the damnation of hell, the lake of fire to come. May we be blessed in the knowledge of Him. Kenneth S. Muratore Jr



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