This bill should not pass, but not because employers should not be providing health care to their employees. Actually they should be, but health care
is far too expensive right now for reasons I won't get into.
However, it is the company's job to provide for the employees. That is after all why they're working for you. It's not out of the kindness of their
Health care, no way. Far too expensive and I'm sure most bosses would love to provide health care to their employees and a good employee probably
understands that you would like to, but that you simply can't. Well I have insurance, but if my company couldn't provide it I would understand
However, one thing that ticks me off is there are a few bosses, not most of them, but a few bosses that have this attitude.
That my life isn't their problem at ALL. They shouldn't have to pay for your clothes, rent, food, car, car insurance, health care, and things like
that. However, that doesn't make any sense. If you're not paying me enough to afford those things, why in heck would I work for you?
I get most of my money from my boss. If he isn't going to pay me enough to buy those things then I have to find someone that will or I'll friggin
starve to death. I'm not gonna get much work done like that. Yes, it is your job to pay your employees bills. That's why they're working for you in
the first place. To get the bills paid. Duh!
So, health care is one of those things the company should be paying the employee enough to afford. After all, dead employees don't clock a lot of
But the health care is so expensive, even if it's the right thing to do, it's just simply not possible right now. If it were companies in the free
market would already be offering it to woo the better employees to their company.
However, the bill does have the right idea. If I'm working then it should be my boss's responsiblity to pay the bills. Not the American tax payers.
I'm working for you all week long to get money from you so I can pay my own bills. I don't want nationalized programs where I take money from the
tax payers to pay for my health care and other bills. It definitely is not the tax payers reponsibility. The responsibly is mine and I will expect my
boss to pay me enough to have health care or I will simply walk to another company. It's just that simple.
[edit on 6-6-2009 by tinfoilman]