Campaign's over---and what about freelancers?

Nov 10, 2006

The last votes have been counted, and not one candidate has mentioned the issues of healthcare and retirement as they relate to freelancers. 92% of the people who took our Freelancers Count survey are registered voters. Why do you think candidates and elected officials aren't speaking to freelancers as a group? Freelancers pay more taxes and get less back in government services and protections than traditional employees. Yet, despite those penalties, our survey says that 83% of you would rather freelance than work for someone else. So, you're saying it's worth it--but have you thought about whether it has to be that way?