Originally posted by Avenginggecko
Do you believe that with the economy in its current shape, people would be willing to take that risk? Do you think small business owners would be
willing to take that risk? I'm just not so sure about that.
Plus, organizing even 1% of small businesses to do this plan would probably be a near impossible task.
Unfortunatly, Plan B is already out there on the table for many. This is not just an idea I came up with while staring at my computer.
My husband is a business owner in the commercial, and housing industry. We are one of the lucky few. For the past couple of years I have sat here
and watched many good men and women have to close their doors. The ones who are left are struggling. The tax they are talking about will do these
companies in. Most are already operating on the absolute minimum number of workers they can. So, laying off a few to cover the expences is out of
the question. These business owners know that if they have to close their doors there will not be anywhere for their employees to go. There are no
job openings. Granted this might not work for a waitress, or reatail clerk. That is not to say it wont eventually though.
You can judge how the rest of the economy will be by watching this industry. It is the foundation of our country. It employs not only the
engineers, and architects, but steel workers, lumber, construction, builders, roofers, plumbers, electritians, painters, the list goes on.
The commercial and housing industry has changed a lot during these hard times. Now, you have to fight for the job. You have to be willing to give
110%. They no longer bid on jobs individually, but they put teams together and bid that way so everyone knows who will be working on what job.
Granted being a self contractor means you have to be on top of your game at all times, because if you slack off, they might not choose you for the
Those unemployment checks do not come forever.
The housing industry accounts for more than 1%.
The part of Plan B where I talk about the contract workers is something that is already in the works.
I figured that since people are all talking about revolution, striking, and such....this might be another option. A peacefull one.....at least at
first. It is something that is very likely to happen anyway. When these men and women have to cut those checks themselves, do you realy think they
are going to? NO. It is hard enough to pay the taxes they owe now. They never had to physically deal with taxes before. Their employers did it for
them. Our of sight out of mind. You put all that money in a persons hand they are going to see that and immediatly their brains are going to think
WOW I could pay off my debt, my bills and have steak for dinner tonight. The moment they have to cut that check ....... they will see things in a
whole new way. That is going to open a big can of worms. AND THAT ANGER and RESENTMENT is going to spread like wildfire.
Im just offering a way for it to be more controlled and organized. Wildfires can be very benificial if controlled properly.
[edit on 9-11-2009 by mrsdudara]