President Obama has resolved to in February cancel avoidable sequestration cuts among the 450 billion dollars in cuts triggered on January 2nd that will damage the propped up defense industry in San Diego, and end thousands of jobs deals in the Pacific town. Last year, Congressman Duncan Hunter had to make excuses for the full Congress not passing the recovery jobs reforms the House Republicans passed that would lower economic burdens. The tax increase on the rich Republicans fought hard and lost on now a relentless investment drag, Hunter plans on producing wins for the Republican jobs plan begun in 2010 this year.
Decisive noes in the Senate that stop jobs bills in their tracks must get curbed.
The incumbent representative in San Diego has work to do o keep the risk of a testy recovery at bay. 2013 changes already confront employers. Hunter did not prevent Obama from adding the 20 billion dollar tax burden to the costs medical device companies must pay by passing a bill to repeal the 2.3 percent excise tax passed in the Affordable Care Act. In a town that has 24,000 at work in the life sciences industry, workers that deserve a job, and a income that supports a family, will not find place at a medical device company, no matter how hard they work. Obama has shaken the glass work houses.
The struggle to make entrepreneurship and innovation succeed in San Diego is far from over. ACA's healthcare mandate has just begun in California to change the plans on voluntary health coverage and 1099 paperwork employers make. The health exchange that has a conditional approval from Washington, DC will keep employers at work on solving the puzzle on the uncovered and undercovered workers until 2014 begins.
Employers will have to pass the buck on to their workers. Paying to hire is a goal many employers patiently wait to accomplish.
Just excuses were heard on the tax credit in the Small Business Tax Credit Act business owners took off their House jobs legislation list after it failed to get support in the Senate. Hunter also had to go back on a plan to give energy innovators in San Diego their own tax breaks. Small businesses in town are also not protected from predatory lawsuits. The bill Hunter sponsored to lower the costs for complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act by putting a stop to the lawsuits got held up.
Plans on workforce reductions, or at the best, slow growth workforces have survived past the end of the recession. Finding a job in San Diego often takes strong focus on a shrunken labor market only reluctantly growing.
Not all the recovery labor markets are stable.
Navy plans to break down workforces and defense building will not get canceled unless the President takes a hard line on not letting the industry take cuts hazardously heavy. The sizes on job loss and income loss in San Diego will, inevitably, go up.
Growth in the private markets depends on taxes that do not weigh too heavy. "Excessive taxes on business are never productive," Hunter has said. But, there are no guarantees the Republicans in the House led by a Speaker who held on to his position by a slim margin can get an investment risk reducing fraction of the tax code simplification work done. Small businesses in San Diego must carry on their business uncertain on any payroll increases a break on taxes would put within reach.
The ordeals experienced by the unemployed on the local rolls that add up to an above 8 percent of the labor force that continues to slowly fall as the federal rate heads past 7.7 percent last tough.
A repeat of 2012's failures is untimely.
This is an On The Watch Take.