posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 08:36 PM
reply to post by mademyself1984
Classes exist, because mathematically, they have to. I don't consider myself wealthy. Far from it. I get by week to week. But I get by. Someday,
through hard work, the sun might shine on my ass for a change. If it doesn't, I'll still get by, because I understand that it is on me to make sure
my family and I get by. As much as I dislike the current administration, it isn't their job (and part of the reason I dislike them is because of
this) to scoot everyone along...
I think that employment ethics in our country suck. And I'm speaking mostly about compensation. I think employers have been greedy as much as they
can be for as long as they could be, and now push has come to shove. Notice however that its not only the employers that have to cough up the dough
for coverage, its also the employee that has to pay for the plan. The only people that would disagree with this action are most likely young people
that aren't to concearned about a health plan. I managed to squeek by for about 20 years of my life without needing any but now I'm older.
This action by Obama is a lot like the ponzi scheme that is set up to run our SSI fund, which is due here to run out of money soon. The basic idea is
that we will always have more young people paying into taxes to support that fund, but right now thats not happening, and in fact more people are
taking advantage of SSI because of health reasons.
Tax the rich, and feed the poor is sort of how it works, but it's starting to fail.
Taxing the rich to pay for the poor mans insurance is the same thing.
I feel sorry for the people that live in TX, thats where I grew up btw, because Rick is refusing to set up an insurance exchange to get the ball
rolling so that people can get health insurance. If Obama decideds to not address this issues, then Rick and the entire state has acted just how
Obama figured some people would. The first year all residents in TX that can't prove they carried health insurance for the full year will get a $95
fine on their income tax, if you don't pay it, the IRS comes after you. By the year 2014 this penalty will be up to $965 and again, if it goes
unpaid, the IRS comes after you. IMO all that Rick has done was placed this burden back on the poor people so that they will have to now pay it. Mark
my words a lot of businesses will cut hours so that they don't have to follow Obamas request, but soon Obama might come out with a decision on
businesses that only opperate part time employees.
I don't see anything wrong with saving money, but when it comes to the health and well being of your employees, your honestly saying a lot about the
value of you company. The employee should be one of the most important assets to any company, and if you treated them as such, they would return the
favor. I refelct back to my highest wage earning job here in Spokane and can tell you that even after I quit and left from pay cuts, I still talk good
about the company and have the highest respect for them and their product.