Job-killing regulations, anti-business rhetoric, and uncertainty about taxes aren't the only clever ways the Obama administration has devised to keep the unemployment rate high (hey, guys, the idea is to bring it down).
Now, the administration has messed up the USAJobs.gov site, where people go to look for job listings.
Since 2004, USAJobs.gov was farmed out to Monster.com, one of the most popular job search sites in the country. It was working pretty well. But why have the private sector do something that might better be managed by government employees? The Wall Street Journal reports:
But 18 months ago the "smart" Obama Office of Personnel Management decided the federal government could do a better job of running USAJobs.gov. It spent some $6 million developing a new in-house version of the site, promising to improve the job-search experience. It unveiled its creation two weeks ago. It's a monster all right.
The volume of requests instantly crushed government servers, slowed the system and locked out thousands of applicants. Naturally, the site has a Facebook page. Naturally, the comment queue is boiling over. Examples:
"Why am I having to do the same search 3 times before anything shows up?" "Over one week now and I still haven't received my password reset email!!" "USAJOBS WEB SITE IS A DISAS
Fortunately, Monster.com has agreed to host an additional few weeks and job applicants are getting extra time for their applications. But, when you get right down to it, isn't this just one more example of how government messes up more things than it fixes?
The Wall Street Journal suggests that the administration hire personnel from Occupy Wall Street to fix the site.
All I know is that this is one more reason why I don’t want government bureaucrats in charge of my doctor’s appointments.