posted on May, 16 2014 @ 07:54 AM
We only pay the business' increased costs if we chose to and are able to! Otherwise the business loses customers.
Unless of course the business has buddies in congress willing to mandate that spend our money in the business!!!
What the op says it true for the small businesses or what is left of them and I don't think that most of the posts that want to tax the businesses
more are really aiming at those small businesses. I don't believe there that many small businesses that have offshore tax havens. Most of them have
a more personal relationship with their employees and are more willing to pay them a little more money if they find value in them as employees.
It's the big corps that I think are the problem where policies are made in an office far away from the employees by someone who probably has never met
any of them nor do they care to. Cookie cutter policies designed with only one goal to bring profit to the business for the sake of the shareholders
The leave no room for a personal touch to solve the personal problems that the employees might be encountering So if one of those employees
encounters a problem which might cause the lose of the employee even (like losing his mode of transportation due to an insanely low wage) well it
doesn't matter how much the manager values that employee or how hard the employee works for the company The manager cannot provide the employee a
raise even if he has to Even if he values that employee so much that he is willing to play taxi driver just so the employee can make it to work!
And those big corps also will just pass the cost down to the consumer as they feel that they have no moral obligation to pay their employee enough so
the employee can have a roof over his head and a meal every day and pass that cost down to the taxpayer.
But well what happens when the employees are no longer able to pay the higher cost for your goods?
And well in the old times of slavery wasn't a master restrained so that they could only have as many slaves as he could support?
And if your business can't operate providing an affordable product to the customers while supporting your workers aren't you in fact operating your
business on a failed business model and we the taxpayers are being drained to keep a bunch of failed business models afloat?
There are many avenues that one could take to turn a failed taxpayer propped up business model into a healthier one
Maybe instead of just passing the costs on down to the consumer all the time they could try a little creativity and find a better solution? I mean
sooner or later you will find that you costs have surpassed the ability of the people to pay and well then you have no customers And I really think
we are about at that point.
And in many companies I am sorry but they has plenty of money that are passing out in giant bonuses and paychecks for their upper management while we
the people are paying for their employees to have the basics!
Failed business models are causing a failed economy
edit on 16-5-2014 by dawnstar because: (no reason given)