reply to post by AboveBoard
The paycheck does NOT take care of the employee, and as a result, the governement has to chip in to take over where the paycheck is failing.
Business is just to greedy. We need to have greed standards in place to regulate all business, it just sucks.
This I feel is exactly why Obama made the move that he did on health care. After a recent hike in the minimum wage, he no doubt got floods of
complaints from people that were letting hime know that this raise did nothing. All that happened was our wages went up, our taxes went up and the
cost of living bounced right up with the change within about two weeks.
Obama was smart enough to listen to these compaints and do the next best thing anyone would do, at least get us heatlh care. The cheap @$$
corporations that want to be skimpy will now be required to at least cover the employee with health insurance. Obama was smart enough to learn that a
recent attempt to raise the employment wage isn't going to do anything.
The problem with thinking that walmart or target will react to a change in minimum wage, is that they wont. The problem here is that if there is
enough of a change in wages, food will also go up, and thus so will rent and everything else. What state assistance pays out in addition to food
stamps, will probably have to go up as well, so in essence there is no change, the people with lower wage paying jobs are still getting state
Employers refuse to allow thier profit margin to take a loss, even if it means screwing people out of hours and wages. Proft margins are so greedy
that the backbone of our country is supported by greed, and to top off the problem, we live in a time where the regulations and laws actually support
There are a few select businesses in the country that have nothing to worry about in terms of Obamas new health care, as they have already been paying
a decent wage and have already been providing heatlh insurance to their employees.
Here is the way I look at the score with employers right now...
They don't want to pay you a decent wage, but demand that you show up everyday on time for your shift. The idea is that your a very important part
of the structure of that business but not important enough that they have to pay a decent wage for, besides there are thousands of people that would
love to have your job at any price.
They don't want to pay for unemployment benefits. People opted to strike in a sense, and took advantage of unemployment because it paid better than
a part time minimum wage job, so as a result employers cut all hours so that they are now exempt from having to pay into that fund any longer.
Now Obama is going to force health care on them as a result. Turns out, they don't want to pay that either. They don't want you calling in sick to
work, but they don't want to pay you enough to where you can afford heatlh care.
Basically what this all boils down to is the employment industry has accepted us as slaves, we work for crap wages, often so bad that our paycheck
hardly even covers rent and food, thats a slave in case you never realized it. Change needs to happen, and its to bad but push has come to shove.
Now states are wanting to secede from the union, they are basically saying they want to seperate from the united states that way they can set their
own standards as they see fit. In other words they want to take their state and their slaves and treat them as they see fit.