Cut Off the Checks — America's Businesses Need Workers

Like a lot of other Americans, I have been shocked in recent weeks at the number of businesses that cannot find workers. My daughter and I stopped at a fast-food restaurant here in South Bend, Indiana, two weeks ago on our way home from Chicago. After waiting 40 minutes in the drive-thru line, the beleaguered employee at the window handed us our food and apologized profusely. “I’m so sorry. We are way understaffed,” he explained. “I have to close the store.” This was 5:30 on a Saturday evening. How much money did that particular store lose, having to close for lack of staff in the middle of… Read More in Real Clear Politics