reply to post by neoholographic
For the most part, I think a lot of what you are saying is true, of course I'm speaking mostly of obamacare. I don't think its good, but I have to
agree that something had to be done. Obama didn't create these problems, hes just looking for a way to deal with them, and I can respect the
I had assumed that most of this drive was from the debt that gets created by people from medical expenses, and they never pay them. The problem is
that there will never be a heatlh insurance that can cover this cost. No one has ever learned yet that they need to seriously roll back health costs
to get a real grip on this problem.
Taxing full time workers is something that shouldn't have been done, taxing a higher bracket should have been a better way to go. Obviously I fall
into that lower bracket, but I'm not working full time which makes me exempt from the tax. So I will get paid health care and not have to pay into
that tax based on the fact that I don't qualify for the tax.
IMO I think this problem arose from greedy business owners. When an employer doesn't pay enough for an employee to be able to afford health care,
there is something wrong with the system. There is more to the picture as well, there needs to be roll back on the cost of rent and homes which is
also the banks causing this trouble. This is not an issued of getting anything for free, its an issue of being screwed by the system. Banks are
owning people and they shouldnt be able to.
Papa Johns pizza is going to cut hours to all of their employees so that they don't have to comply with the heatlh care request, so once again the
employee gets screwed. We need this so bad to happen because up untill now the government hasn't recognized the greed issue with wealthy business
owners. Other business owners will jump on the band wagon and also cut full time hours so that they too don't have to comply with the heatlh care
changes. This places more responsability back on the government, which they will eventually recognize, and when they do they will learn that its the
employers that have always caused the problems to begin with.
Taco bell as an example pays minimum wage as an example, because they can. You can't tell me that Taco bell couldn't afford to pay 25% more in
wages to all of their employees. It doesn't even do anything when the government raises the minimum wage because the business immediatly act and
raise all their prices to accomodate the change. They just pass the loss on to the public and the employees. There are two ways to look at this, you
might say ya they should, or they are screwing us.
My understanding comes from a lifetime of different employers that have screwed over the system. One employer I worked for paid minimum wage but
revealed to us in a meeting that we were the largest electronics producer in the world, If thats true why are they paying their employees minimum
wage? Because they can. Employers have never been happy with just making money off their product and business, they also want to make money off the
Employers are firm that you must show up to your shift and show up on time, and not call in sick. This is obvioulsy becuase you are important, but
not important enough to pay a good wage and not important enough to afford a health package so that your not sick on the job.