It's hard to take this GOP talking point seriously when you consider how they fight for billions in Keynesian spending and stimulus to military contractors.Defending Parasite Nation means you are a supporter of Parasite Nation.
You may not like it... but tough darts.
Corporate farms, energy companies, and military companies all have their hands out and expect favorable treatment.
Also, during the election, a popular GOP scare tactic was misconstruing the ACA cuts to medicare. This played on senior citizens expectation of the government subsidized health care from the day they retire until death. The majority will receive more from medicare than they put in, especially in the last few months of life. People are living longer and these seniors (many who voted for Romney) expect to have the government partially or entirely pay for prescription meds that offset a lifetime of bad dietary and exercise habits, thus making them live longer and end up taking more from the fund.
So, according to that logic, the biggest "parasites" are seniors who are in the last year of their lives and military contractors. Because that's where the bulk of the federal tax revenue goes. With Veterans and government employees coming in a distant third. Maybe congressmen and their staff should pay for their own health insurance since we're paying then 10 times what an hourly employee at Papa John's makes?A parasite lives off a host... off another... until the host is dead.
The full-time assistant manager CAN NOT afford a comprehensive health insurance plan with regular checkups and still have enough to pay her rent and buy gas to get to work, so she will use Medicaid when she gets seriously sick or pregnant.Pay for your own. And to those who say the company should pay for it... don't be stupid... you are paying for it.
Keep in mind, we're not talking about the part-time teenage delivery people or cooks, they're covered under their parents health insurance. This Papa John's CEO is complaining about having to cover his mid-level management and local managers. Didn't Jesus say something about an eye of a needle or 14 cents extra a pie?
I suspect once the dust settles, most businesses will quit bitchin' and simply offer it.
Papa John's CEO: My Obamacare claims were twisted - Political Eye - CBS News
"Many in the media reported that I said Papa John's is going to close stores and cut jobs because of Obamacare," he wrote in the Huffington Post. "I never said that. The fact is we are going to open over hundreds of stores this year and next and increase employment by over 5,000 jobs worldwide. And, we have no plans to cut team hours as a result of the Affordable Care Act."
"Papa John’s, like most businesses, is still researching what the Affordable Care Act means to our operations. Regardless of the conclusion of our analysis, we will honor this law, as we do all laws, and continue to offer 100% of Papa John’s corporate employees and workers in company-owned stores health insurance as we have since the company was founded in 1984.”
My Karma ran over your Dogma.
John Schnatter, the CEO of Papa John's Pizza, has this to say about the matter:
This is the auto industry lie again from the FOX News spin machine (remember the Chrysler shipping jobs to China lie?), this time retooled for pizza. When the hell is FOX News going to, for once, start acting like a legitimate news organization, and stop making stuff up?"Many in the media reported that I said Papa John's is going to close stores and cut jobs because of Obamacare. I never said that. The fact is we are going to open over hundreds of stores this year and next and increase employment by over 5,000 jobs worldwide. And, we have no plans to cut team hours as a result of the Affordable Care Act."
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