Bernie doesn’t respond to questions. Ask Jimmy Dore. What I do know is that the tax does not apply to PT or contract employees. Which was exactly the point I was making.
One of the reasons we keep hearing how low the unemployment rate is, is because so many companies have split single full time jobs into multiple part time jobs which carry no benefits. The rise of the “gig economy” is because of contract work as opposed to full time permanent positions. Contractors are not eligible for annual pay increases and in some cases may actually take pay cuts over time as contracts are renewed in competition, lowest bid winning each time. It’s a never-ending spiral downward.