One approach to boosting employment is to de-regulate the employer/employee relationship, and/or relax the Independent Contractor rules.
The employer/employee relationship is a ticking time-bomb for the employer. Employers do all they can to avoid establishing the relationship. Outsourcing, install technology, independent contractors, etc.
Let’s say that Weiner had been an employee at a private company, and he “sexted” another employee. Can you imagine the potential liability for the employer!