It seems a bit anachronistic given that unemployment is lower now than it has been at any time since 1969, when Richard Nixon was just in his first year as President, but a gang of democratic Senators a few weeks ago unveiled what they are calling a jobs guarantee program. Spearheaded by New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and co-sponsored by Senators Sanders (VT), Warren (MA) and Gillibrand (NY) (See Joint Employer story above – is there a trend developing here?), the proposal would potentially pit private businesses against tax-funded government make-work programs in this tightest of labor markets. Not only would business have to compete with government for good workers, but proponents of the government job guarantees call for benefits to equal those currently provided to federal government workers and at salaries that would far exceed the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. None of the proponents have offered any thoughts detailed thoughts on the cost of such an entitlement or how it would be paid for!