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2012-11-08 04:25:35 PM
Obama owns the economy now, for better or for worse.

8% unemployment is, historically, very high. but if that is what people want, they can get it by the barrel -full.

/employed guy
 
2012-11-08 04:25:56 PM

you have pee hands: Thunderpipes: You want universal health insurance? Fine. Do that. But tax everyone for it, don't make people pay for their own insurance AND pay for someone elses'. That is the whole thing libs don't get. That claim to want things to be fair, but what they want is free for some, double pay for anyone who works hard.

No, libs want universal care. The "Affordable Care Act" is a bridge. If there was ever an industry that exists solely to leech while producing absolutely nothing, it's the health insurance industry. But people who don't understand how the entire first world outside of America works will rant and rave about "Socialism!!" whenever universal health care is brought up.


I think patent trolls are worse. Even insurance pays out once in a while ;-)
 
2012-11-08 04:27:51 PM

scottydoesntknow: ZAZ: Vegas employer anonymous talk show caller follows up with his threat to fire people if Obama wins.

This. No proof beyond an anonymous call that someone said they fired employees because Obama. Not even a company name anywhere.


He's probably the guy that hired all those people to hand out sexy cards to people as they walk down the strip.

over the last weekend in October my wife and I collected 122 different cards soliciting escort services. Only 14 duplicates. And that was really just walking between the Venitian and New York New York
 
2012-11-08 04:27:55 PM
I'll just leave this here for future reference:

i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-08 04:28:21 PM

captnwolfy: Joe Blowme: Someone once said, elections have consequences.

-Abraham Lincoln


Lincoln gets credit for saying the most basic stuff.

'How are ya?' -Abraham Lincoln',
'My dad's a great guy' -Abraham Lincoln'
'Well, we already bought the tickets.' -Abraham Lincoln
 
2012-11-08 04:29:08 PM

sdd2000: Joe Blowme: I do know for a fact that 3 fast food places here are telling workers they will have hours cut back to under 30 so they do not count for healthcare under obamacare rules that states full time is now 30 hours,but i thought that didnt kick in till 2014 as well

It doesn't kick in till then. Also there is likely to be "full time equivalent" rule put into effect to prevent smurfing to occur. Two 20 hour employees will count as one full timer. Also based upon the tax credit allowed especially for places with a lot of low wage workers, a business would be stupid to not offer health insurance.


Companies like Darden (headquartered here in Orlando, so this is one of their trial markets) are planning to have more employees who work fewer hours, specifically to reduce the impact of the "30 hours" rule. The "full time equivalent" rule hasn't happened yet, so companies are adapting to the law as written, and will adapt again if they necessary. They are doing this now in order to assess the effect on their business before the Obamacare rules are in full effect.

Companies have always altered their behavior in response to changes in the law, and I don't think that Obamacare will be any different in that regard.

Hypothetically, I can see how a business owner who has slightly more than 50 employees and does not provide insurance might look at laying off a few people to get under the 50-employee limit to avoid paying the fine. The fine is $2000 per employee, so the minimum fine is $100,000. For a company with 50 employees, laying off one employee to avoid a $100,000 penalty is mathematically a no-brainer. That one employee would have to bring in $100,000 profit--that's profit, not just revenue--per year, to offset the cost of the fine. It's likely that this hypothetical company would have at least one employee who is not contributing that much to the bottom line.

A company would have to be significantly above the 50-employee threshold (possibly 60+ employees) before the layoff would have enough of an impact on sales and productivity to make it counter-productive.
 
2012-11-08 04:29:24 PM
...More like vague-us employer, amirite?
 
2012-11-08 04:29:56 PM

HAMMERTOE: mccallcl: Good. Forcing somebody else to pay for your Health care is more important than equipment. If he can't afford to provide insurance for the employees he already has then he shouldn't be hiring new ones.

Shouldn't the Affordable Healthcare Act have actually done something to make healthcare more affordable, rather than just shuffle money around as usual, all the while absorbing a good chunk of it to grease the government's wheels?

Every time the government gets involved in an enterprise, the cost of goods or services associated with that enterprise escalate. Watch and see.


No, it has made health care more affordable. If, you have an actual SMALL business. We got a refund on our premiums this year & have seen a steady decline in cost. You may not know this but before Obama care if you had ANY kind of pre-existing condition you could not buy health insurance for ANY price.
 
2012-11-08 04:30:12 PM
If his margins are that thin, he's not very good at business.

/running a business is hard
//biatching like a whine little victim is easy
 
2012-11-08 04:30:15 PM

KrispyKritter: FarkingReading: I'm a VP at a company that makes digital camera parts. I don't know much about that part of it, which is why I oversee HR, PR and security.

We've been planning a massive expansion into Maryland. We'd be moving about 50 employees' families there and hiring roughly 75 more.

But because Obama won, we're disbanding the company, loading guns and plan on running through the streets murdering as many people as possible. We're then going to build a bonfire and roast the bodies and eat them. I'm going to go after children and puppies exclusively. "Operation Obama Caused This" begins in 26 minutes.

Dear FarkingReading,

Reading your post is like a dream come true. I would like to volunteer my services to participate in your upcoming Operation. I appreciate you are busy and look forward to receiving details when you have time. Sincere thanks.

/deadtom thank you for the TF!!!


I'm sorry you missed it. We just completed our plan. But you won't hear about this mass murder because librul lamestream.
 
2012-11-08 04:30:21 PM
Building a business 20 years ago is not like building a business today. Times change.
 
2012-11-08 04:30:51 PM
I suspect his business is the same a Joe the Plumber ... bullshiat.
 
2012-11-08 04:31:10 PM

ChipNASA: I'll just leave this here for future reference:

[i.imgur.com image 504x360]


...and every imaginary thing bad that doesn't happen is also Obama's fault.

I mean I bought a gun over the weekend and Wednesday they came and took it from me. Well they were gonna at least but probably something came up so they'll be here tomorrow.
 
2012-11-08 04:31:11 PM
I have seen the worst minds of my generation destroyed by butthurt............
 
2012-11-08 04:31:32 PM
Rick Harrison is firing Chum Lee and his other employees??
 
2012-11-08 04:32:04 PM

faeriefay: HAMMERTOE: mccallcl: Good. Forcing somebody else to pay for your Health care is more important than equipment. If he can't afford to provide insurance for the employees he already has then he shouldn't be hiring new ones.

Shouldn't the Affordable Healthcare Act have actually done something to make healthcare more affordable, rather than just shuffle money around as usual, all the while absorbing a good chunk of it to grease the government's wheels?

Every time the government gets involved in an enterprise, the cost of goods or services associated with that enterprise escalate. Watch and see.

No, it has made health care more affordable. If, you have an actual SMALL business. We got a refund on our premiums this year & have seen a steady decline in cost. You may not know this but before Obama care if you had ANY kind of pre-existing condition you could not buy health insurance for ANY price.


What state are you in, ma'am? Before the ACA, New Hampshire prohibited discrimination based on pre-existing conditions.
 
2012-11-08 04:32:34 PM

faeriefay: Wook: LOL @ you farkers. You guys doing the criticizing are obviously all successful businessmen that have built companies from the ground up....

Back in he real world.... My friend has 17 employees. He was planning to purchase 200K in equipment and hire 3 more people. However, his premiums to pay for Obamacare for his employees rose 40%. He is not hiring the 3 people and he's not buying the new equipment.

Elections do have consequences.

Go ahead and proudly wear your ignorance on your lapel and /mock away.

Our small business got a refund on our health care because of Obamacare. Are you really a small business? And please, I am not intending to be a snark, I am truely curious. I think the term small business needs to be more clearly defined. I know that our costs will increase next year as we will need to offer health care to our 2 employees, only one is currently on the health plan. On the flip side, obamacare has allowed for both my husband and I to be insured at any cost. We both have pre-existing conditions he diabetes, myself MS. Since the implementation of the healthcare plan the cost of our coverage went from not available @ any price to $2500 for us both to 1500 for 3 persons (employee) to 900 for the same 3 persons. Without Obama care my husband would have eventually gone into renal failure & our business would go bankrupt, as it is kinda hard to work when you are slowly being poisoned by your own wastes or if you are lucky, on dialysis for up to 8 hours / day 3 - 4 days / week. Without income he could not support me & my health care needs and our society (the tax payers) would be burdened with two more disabled individuals rendered utterly reliant on welfare. Two individuals who could have supported themselves & contributed to the overall economic health of our nation, if only they were provided access to reasonably priced quality health care. It's not about getting something for free at least not for us. For us it is the privilege of being able to buy ...



That was a much more thoughtful response than he deserved. Thank you for sharing. GOD bless.
 
2012-11-08 04:32:42 PM

orbister: GreenSun: Well the guy made his point. With the new stuff coming in, his business will have to pay for more things and as a result, he won't be able to handle it with the amount of people he has employed. If he didn't fire those people, the entire company will be affected and everything will go to hell, everyone of them will suffer. He had to make this sad choice of firing those people for the sake of everyone else.

If he'll make more money by firing these people, why is he employing them?


Because he's a clerk in a UPS shipping warehouse, and has never hired or fired anyone in his life.
 
2012-11-08 04:32:55 PM

ChipNASA: I'll just leave this here for future reference:

[i.imgur.com image 504x360]


You'll get over it.

/actually you won't
 
2012-11-08 04:32:59 PM

ChipNASA: I'll just leave this here for future reference:

[i.imgur.com image 504x360]


That gif is more badass when coupled with the Atmosphere coming from my desktop speakers
 
2012-11-08 04:33:13 PM

Phins: drop: My concern is centered entirely on the fact that I intentionally opted *out* of health insurance to try and save the small company I work for some money. This is the third time I've done this for an employer. Under the ACA, I'm going to get fined for this behavior starting in 2014.

You're either a liar or an idiot.

Sorry to disappoint you, but I'm neither.

Health insurance is part of your compensation. Why don't you also agree to have your salary cut or work for less than the going rate, since you're so altruistic towards your company?

Because unfortunately for you, I'm not an idiot. Healthcare is offered by my company. I do not participate in the program because I don't need it, and it saves us both money. When I negotiate my salary, I always do it with an eye towards potentially not participating in healthcare or retirement programs, and getting a cash payout for unused vacation time as I only take a day or two off a year.


Or maybe work for a company that isn't so close to the edge that a couple thousand dollars is the difference between staying open or closing?

Who said that was the difference? Did I mention I'm getting a 4-figure bonus and a raise at the end of the year? Does that just blow your mind, man?

What are you going to do if you get appendicitis tomorrow and have emergency surgery and end up with a $20k bill? Or you become ill and need medication that costs $400 a month?

You've got me there. But once the ACA kicks in fully, what will you say? You know, when that day comes where they can't reject me due to preexisting conditions. Why would anyone who isn't an idiot pay into the system if they can join only after they need it? When can we get this awesome strategy applied to car insurance?

But seriously, I live within my means. A grownup concept, so perhaps quite foreign to you, I understand. When I broke my arm it did cost around 20k, all told. I paid for it out of pocket. It devistated into my savings. I built my savings back up (working on a house downpayment, 20% or bust), and then the layoff gremlin struck, and I dipped into it again until I got another job and started filling it back up.
 
2012-11-08 04:35:29 PM

drop: My concern is centered entirely on the fact that I intentionally opted *out* of health insurance to try and save the small company I work for some money. This is the third time I've done this for an employer. Under the ACA, I'm going to get fined for this behavior starting in 2014


Who pays if you get sick? Or are you willing to die, slowly and painfully if necessary, so save your employer some money?

/european
//optional health cover is a weird idea
 
2012-11-08 04:35:30 PM

drop: Phins: drop: My concern is centered entirely on the fact that I intentionally opted *out* of health insurance to try and save the small company I work for some money. This is the third time I've done this for an employer. Under the ACA, I'm going to get fined for this behavior starting in 2014.

You're either a liar or an idiot.

Sorry to disappoint you, but I'm neither.

Health insurance is part of your compensation. Why don't you also agree to have your salary cut or work for less than the going rate, since you're so altruistic towards your company?

Because unfortunately for you, I'm not an idiot. Healthcare is offered by my company. I do not participate in the program because I don't need it, and it saves us both money. When I negotiate my salary, I always do it with an eye towards potentially not participating in healthcare or retirement programs, and getting a cash payout for unused vacation time as I only take a day or two off a year.


Or maybe work for a company that isn't so close to the edge that a couple thousand dollars is the difference between staying open or closing?

Who said that was the difference? Did I mention I'm getting a 4-figure bonus and a raise at the end of the year? Does that just blow your mind, man?

What are you going to do if you get appendicitis tomorrow and have emergency surgery and end up with a $20k bill? Or you become ill and need medication that costs $400 a month?

You've got me there. But once the ACA kicks in fully, what will you say? You know, when that day comes where they can't reject me due to preexisting conditions. Why would anyone who isn't an idiot pay into the system if they can join only after they need it? When can we get this awesome strategy applied to car insurance?

But seriously, I live within my means. A grownup concept, so perhaps quite foreign to you, I understand. When I broke my arm it did cost around 20k, all told. I paid for it out of pocket. It devistated into my savings. I built my sa ...


Your failure to take out health insurance creates a financial risk for the rest of us.

That is not acceptable.
 
2012-11-08 04:35:41 PM
Okay...I get that as part of Obamacare employers must provide healthcare to their employees under certain conditions.

Does Obamacare say the employer cannot pass the entire cost of the plan onto the employee?
 
2012-11-08 04:35:56 PM

skullkrusher: Well I have my own business and I hired 100 new employees because Obama was re-elected

/Skullkrusher's Brown Shirts and Jackboots EmporiumTM


Sad Romney supporters are probably lining up at your door, then. Listen, I know a LOT of old white people, what kind of commission do you pay on sales?
 
2012-11-08 04:36:12 PM
Landscaping company...?
 
2012-11-08 04:36:12 PM

Wook: LOL @ you farkers. You guys doing the criticizing are obviously all successful businessmen that have built companies from the ground up....

Back in he real world.... My friend has 17 employees. He was planning to purchase 200K in equipment and hire 3 more people. However, his premiums to pay for Obamacare for his employees rose 40%. He is not hiring the 3 people and he's not buying the new equipment.

Elections do have consequences.

Go ahead and proudly wear your ignorance on your lapel and /mock away.


Oh look, another lying piece of republican garbage, shocking. Your "friend".was not going to be effected in anyway by obamacare you morally bankrupt prevaricator. You idiots think telling such transparent lies are going to somehow scare americans into doing what exactly? You've already got the pants pissing coward vote tired up, maybe you should aim for a different bloc. I hear 6 year olds are susceptible top youre kind of stupid and dishonest narrative.
 
2012-11-08 04:36:16 PM

BSABSVR: CapeFearCadaver: I wonder if the 22 who he fired had Democratic leanings.

They were hispanic imaginary, so odds are good they couldn't have any actual political affiliations.


Fixed.
 
2012-11-08 04:36:37 PM
Can't have a SOCIety without a little SOCIalism ...
 
2012-11-08 04:37:00 PM
Isn't this when the voter intimidation lawsuit starts? or a lawsuit about the layoffs? Or is Vegas a state where employees don't have those kind of rights?
 
2012-11-08 04:37:07 PM

ChipNASA: I'll just leave this here for future reference:

[i.imgur.com image 504x360]


Yes, leave that there and it will be waiting for you in 2016 when you get back from Australia.
 
2012-11-08 04:38:20 PM

ShawnDoc: HST's Dead Carcass: What he's saying is: I laid off 22 employees because when I am forced to either give them healthcare or pay a penalty, I am choosing to pay the penalty, so I need to start saving my money now for being a hsitbag employer to my messican workers. After all, they're brown, which only makes them like 2/5ths or 3/5ths of a white man.

Only in height.


As a 6'2" latino, I laughed...
 
2012-11-08 04:38:25 PM

orbister: drop: My concern is centered entirely on the fact that I intentionally opted *out* of health insurance to try and save the small company I work for some money. This is the third time I've done this for an employer. Under the ACA, I'm going to get fined for this behavior starting in 2014

Who pays if you get sick? Or are you willing to die, slowly and painfully if necessary, so save your employer some money?

/european
//optional health cover is a weird idea


Freedom to fail is the ultimate freedom!
 
2012-11-08 04:38:28 PM
Meh. Obama inspired me, a small business owner, to become a large business owner. As a direct result of his re-election, I will be doubling my staff from 110 employees to 220 employees. These aren't minimum wage, under the table positions filled by illegals hired for the day from HomeDepot's parking lot. No, these are high paying jobs with good benefits that will help make my community a better place to live. Elections have consequences, and Romney's support of vulture capitalists and rockstar CEOs while giving lip service to real capitalists would have crushed my growing business.

/Not a business owner. Lying, how does it work?
 
2012-11-08 04:38:41 PM
One more on the "this dud is a moron" pile.

I run a small company with about 25 employees. We have not laid anyone off for any reason other than lack of work (the last time that happened was 2010). We have not hired many people either. Our guys would rather work OT than split the new work with new guys.

It would be cool to know what line of work this guy was in...if it is our field I would want to send my salesman out to call on his clients.
 
2012-11-08 04:39:22 PM

Tigger: drop: Phins: drop: My concern is centered entirely on the fact that I intentionally opted *out* of health insurance to try and save the small company I work for some money. This is the third time I've done this for an employer. Under the ACA, I'm going to get fined for this behavior starting in 2014.

You're either a liar or an idiot.

Sorry to disappoint you, but I'm neither.

Health insurance is part of your compensation. Why don't you also agree to have your salary cut or work for less than the going rate, since you're so altruistic towards your company?

Because unfortunately for you, I'm not an idiot. Healthcare is offered by my company. I do not participate in the program because I don't need it, and it saves us both money. When I negotiate my salary, I always do it with an eye towards potentially not participating in healthcare or retirement programs, and getting a cash payout for unused vacation time as I only take a day or two off a year.


Or maybe work for a company that isn't so close to the edge that a couple thousand dollars is the difference between staying open or closing?

Who said that was the difference? Did I mention I'm getting a 4-figure bonus and a raise at the end of the year? Does that just blow your mind, man?

What are you going to do if you get appendicitis tomorrow and have emergency surgery and end up with a $20k bill? Or you become ill and need medication that costs $400 a month?

You've got me there. But once the ACA kicks in fully, what will you say? You know, when that day comes where they can't reject me due to preexisting conditions. Why would anyone who isn't an idiot pay into the system if they can join only after they need it? When can we get this awesome strategy applied to car insurance?

But seriously, I live within my means. A grownup concept, so perhaps quite foreign to you, I understand. When I broke my arm it did cost around 20k, all told. I paid for it out of pocket. It devistated into my savings. I built ...


That's the problem, isn't it? The degree of individual freedom we'd have to give up for universal healthcare.
 
2012-11-08 04:41:08 PM

you have pee hands: No, libs want universal care. The "Affordable Care Act" is a bridge. If there was ever an industry that exists solely to leech while producing absolutely nothing, it's the health insurance industry. But people who don't understand how the entire first world outside of America works will rant and rave about "Socialism!!" whenever universal health care is brought up.

And would actually be cheaper than it has been.
 
2012-11-08 04:42:00 PM

Cheviot: Okay...I get that as part of Obamacare employers must provide healthcare to their employees under certain conditions.

Does Obamacare say the employer cannot pass the entire cost of the plan onto the employee?


No, though I suppose if you're paying minimum wage or close to the minimum you couldn't. But most of those people would qualify for medicaid anyway.
 
2012-11-08 04:42:01 PM
"I always made sure that when I went without a paycheck that made sure they were paid."

Um, if your employees do work for you at an agreed on rate, you legally have to pay them. How nice of you do follow through on your legal obligations.

Here is the thing- if you need labor and labor has a set cost you can either hire the labor and pass the cost on to your customers or not hire the labor and do less business. If a single employer in a field pays for his employees health care, he'll be priced out of the market. If all the employers have to pay, they'll all raise their prices accordingly, and the balance will be kept. If you add too much drag you can trigger inflation or drag on the economy, but health care isn't likely to do it. Healthy employees show up more often, work better and cost you less in lost labor, and ultimately even if your labor costs go up a little other costs are likely to go down. Health care costs are a major driver of bankruptcy for individuals. Bankruptcy costs money to the whole economy- your customers down the pipeline, your bank, which will in turn charge you higher interest when you take out a loan...
 
2012-11-08 04:42:12 PM

NickelP: Wook: LOL @ you farkers. You guys doing the criticizing are obviously all successful businessmen that have built companies from the ground up....

Back in he real world.... My friend has 17 employees. He was planning to purchase 200K in equipment and hire 3 more people. However, his premiums to pay for Obamacare for his employees rose 40%. He is not hiring the 3 people and he's not buying the new equipment.

Elections do have consequences.

Go ahead and proudly wear your ignorance on your lapel and /mock away.

Most of the obamacare stuff starts at 50 employees. Your dumbass friend needs an accountant or hr director that can read.


Either that or he needs to stop lying.
So many people invent pure bullshiat to try and "prove" how awful the things they don't like are -- no matter how little they know about them.
 
2012-11-08 04:42:32 PM
Yup, this is their new thing. Free Republic is full of articles talking about layoffs and job losses, even ones that were announced before the elections. For the next 4 years, every time someone loses their job, it will be Obama's fault. Republicans remain divorced from facts.
 
2012-11-08 04:42:37 PM
Read the comments in the original article. WOW, is the derp strong with that station. Did Fox buy a CBS affiliate in Vegas?
 
2012-11-08 04:42:41 PM

TenJed_77: you have pee hands: No, libs want universal care. The "Affordable Care Act" is a bridge. If there was ever an industry that exists solely to leech while producing absolutely nothing, it's the health insurance industry. But people who don't understand how the entire first world outside of America works will rant and rave about "Socialism!!" whenever universal health care is brought up.
And would actually be cheaper than it has been.


Even if it's not, some people wouldn't paying paying a little extra to help those who haven't been quite as lucky.
 
2012-11-08 04:44:03 PM

Thunderpipes: mccallcl: HAMMERTOE: mccallcl: Good. Forcing somebody else to pay for your Health care is more important than equipment. If he can't afford to provide insurance for the employees he already has then he shouldn't be hiring new ones.

Shouldn't the Affordable Healthcare Act have actually done something to make healthcare more affordable, rather than just shuffle money around as usual, all the while absorbing a good chunk of it to grease the government's wheels?

Every time the government gets involved in an enterprise, the cost of goods or services associated with that enterprise escalate. Watch and see.

I don't look to government to keep things I buy as cheap as possible. I look to government to prevent the US from slipping into "developing nation" status, and to protect me from institutions that do not represent my interests. If I don't buy stuff from companies that avoided providing insurance for their workers until now, I don't even see the cost increase. I do, however, receive the benefits of healthy Americans, which are many, including a lower tax burden from charity care expenses.

If you can't afford to provide health insurance, safe working conditions, the 40 hour workweek, or other basic operational resources, you can't afford to be in business. Close up shop, you will not be missed.

It should not be businesses' responsibility to provide health insurance. That is just stupid. You do realize health insurance through work is a fairly new thing, right? What is next, they have to provide housing? Food? Entertainment? Mandatory pensions?

You want universal health insurance? Fine. Do that. But tax everyone for it, don't make people pay for their own insurance AND pay for someone elses'. That is the whole thing libs don't get. That claim to want things to be fair, but what they want is free for some, double pay for anyone who works hard.


We tried for Single Payer and the GOP wouldn't hear of it. Obamacare is a bastardized mess because of Republican idiocy. But, its less expensive than the costs of Emergency Care. Or does a humanitarian such as yourself advocate for people die in the streets?
 
2012-11-08 04:44:16 PM

bulldg4life: There's a prominent Farker on this site that discussed how his boss was struggling and wasn't going to be able to invest in his company or donate equipment to a school because of Obama's dreadful policies. Some lawyer came in the thread and pointed out that everything the boss "wasn't" doing was actually tax deductible and had no connection to tax raises one way or the other.

Then, everyone pointed and laughed at him when he confused taxable income with gross profits.


You do realize that "tax deductible" does not equal "free", right? Even to a business.

/Didn't read the thread
// Guy still may have been an idiot
 
2012-11-08 04:44:49 PM
www.slate.com

This is David Siegel the "Time Share" king who "starred" in "The Queen of Versailles"

His empire took a huge hit in 2008 when he lost access to all the cheap money.
He has been laying off people ever since, he lost his massive Time Shares in Vegas to the banks
He was blabbing on and on mid October about how he was going to fire people if Obama got re-elected. 

The movie is a hoot. He keeps thinking everything will be all right, all he as to do is "find $400 million". 
This is a guy who had a 26K sq ft home for him and his wife and 7 kids and no mortgage, but he decided to build a 90K sq ft home. Despite having no mortgage on his home, he could not sit there with an "asset" that was not "leveraged" so he apparently took out a second mortgage on the place and dumped the money into his business.

Nice going dickhead.
 
2012-11-08 04:44:54 PM

drop: Phins: drop: My concern is centered entirely on the fact that I intentionally opted *out* of health insurance to try and save the small company I work for some money. This is the third time I've done this for an employer. Under the ACA, I'm going to get fined for this behavior starting in 2014.

You're either a liar or an idiot.

Sorry to disappoint you, but I'm neither.



or both...
 
2012-11-08 04:46:21 PM

TenJed_77: you have pee hands: No, libs want universal care. The "Affordable Care Act" is a bridge. If there was ever an industry that exists solely to leech while producing absolutely nothing, it's the health insurance industry. But people who don't understand how the entire first world outside of America works will rant and rave about "Socialism!!" whenever universal health care is brought up.
And would actually be cheaper than it has been.


Yes.

Obamacare is to Universal Healthcare as "Don't ask don't tell" was to gays serving openly in the military.

If you can't get what you want, take a step in the right direction. Once Obamacare kicks in and the sky doesn't fall everyone will have been for it all along.

We'll have universal healthcare within 20 years.
 
2012-11-08 04:46:45 PM
"David" (he asked to remain anonymous for obvious reasons) told Host Kevin Wall on 100.5 KXNT that "elections have consequences" and that "at the end of the day, I need to survive."

Anonymous because he is lying. I call bullshiat. Firing 22 employees would be also very noticable no matter how anonymous you want to be if you appear in an article bragging about it. Also put me in with the person on here who stated if you had 22 employees on your payroll that you could easily fire with no harm done to the business's product or service, then those 22 employees were not needed and you are a terrible business person.
 
2012-11-08 04:46:48 PM

This text is now purple: 17 of them have jobs regardless. Only three people are getting screwed, not 20.


Sounds more like three people are being spared from suffering a shiatty boss.
 
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