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"Overcriminalization" describes the trends in America - and particulary in Congress - to use the criminal law to "solve" every problem, punish every mistake (instead of making proper use of civil penalties), and coerce Americans into conforming their behavior to satisfy social engineering objectives.

S 1363: American Jobs Matter Act of 2011

Official Title

A bill to amend titles 10 and 41, United States Code, to allow contracting officers to consider information regarding domestic employment before awarding a Federal contract, and for other purposes.


This bill would permit contractors, in contracts for both civilian agencies and defense agencies, to submit a “jobs impact statement” with an estimate of the number of U.S. jobs that would be created or lost because of the contract, as well as a guarantee that the jobs will not be moved out of the country. Federal agencies are permitted to consider this statement as part of their decision when choosing a contractor. If a jobs impact statement is submitted, the contracting government agency will track the numbers of jobs created, and if the estimate “significantly exceeds the number of jobs [actually] created or retained,” then the agency may determine whether the contractor should be considered for debarment from contracting with the federal government.

Legislation Details

Rockefeller (D - WV)


07/13/2011: Referred to Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee