Benefits must be inserted into jobs debate

September 2004
Employee Benefit News;9/15/2004, Vol. 18 Issue 12, p9
This article reports that presidential elections will be a referendum on, among other things, job creation and the government policy that best promotes it, in the U.S. So far, the debate has centered on whether George W. Bush will be the first President since Herbert Hoover to lose American jobs on his watch, and whether John Kerry's tax code tinkering would be anything more than a feel-good attempt to prevent offshoring. Neither question addresses the most pressing issue confronting the employer-based health care system. Kerry's campaign is closer to the mark when it draws attention to the compensation at jobs being restored in the nation, beyond just the aggregate number.


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