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    Re: Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with co

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    It's sad that the government providing health-care to everyone is the bad guy, and not the guy putting the extra cost onto the people, and the workers.

    Though this is an argument for a single payer system as well though.
    Providing health care to everyone is expensive. Just how much do you think an individual Denny's makes in a year?

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    Re: Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with co

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Why are you using the words predatory and parasitic interchangeably? You do realize they are drastically different things, right?
    I suspect you are being pedantic for a reason?

    I also suspect you fully know that parasites and vultures and predators exist off others and thus they have a commonality that unites them.
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    Re: Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with co

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Did you listen to it? Person after person who believes whole heartedly in American capitalism and conservatism finds fault with the predatory business practices that are part and parcel of Romney.

    If it is not clear to you - then you will NEVER see it because you chose not to understand.
    Purchasing a business is not parasitic. You are giving the previous owners money and they are giving your the business. How can there be anything parasitic about that? It's a voluntary exchange?

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    Re: Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with co

    Quote Originally Posted by Federalist View Post
    Purchasing a business is not parasitic. You are giving the previous owners money and they are giving your the business. How can there be anything parasitic about that? It's a voluntary exchange?
    Either you are playing a role here pretending to hear this for the first time with the eyes and ears of the naive or you have obviously NOT read and listened to the links I have provided.
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    Re: Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with co

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Either you are playing a role here pretending to hear this for the first time with the eyes and ears of the naive or you have obviously NOT read and listened to the links I have provided.
    It's a simple matter of definition. Parasites don't trade with their hosts. They take from their hosts. A venture capitalist trades money for (partial or complete) ownership of a business. This is not parasitic but cooperative. The seller of the business chooses voluntarily to offer his business in exchange for the money he wants.

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    Re: Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal wit

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Yeah, that healthcare will just be awesome. Ask Canadians, who come here for anything more than a head cold.
    You assume I know nothing of Canada, I would trade the healthcare system we have for the Canadian one in a heartbeat. In fact, I would probably rather live there, too bad the sort of work I do is much worse there due to climate.

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    Re: Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with co

    Quote Originally Posted by Federalist View Post
    It's a simple matter of definition. Parasites don't trade with their hosts. They take from their hosts. A venture capitalist trades money for (partial or complete) ownership of a business. This is not parasitic but cooperative. The seller of the business chooses voluntarily to offer his business in exchange for the money he wants.
    You are being purposely and intentionally over pedantic. We are NOT writing definitions here. Never were.

    Vultures... parasites ....predators .... hyaenas.... they all have a commonality of method and purpose. If you intentionally decide to be blind to that reality in the pathetic attempt to score some point that I am wrong - that is just sad.
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    Re: Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with co

    Quote Originally Posted by Federalist View Post
    It's a simple matter of definition. Parasites don't trade with their hosts. They take from their hosts. A venture capitalist trades money for (partial or complete) ownership of a business. This is not parasitic but cooperative. The seller of the business chooses voluntarily to offer his business in exchange for the money he wants.
    You are under the delusion that we are talking about science. We are NOT. We are talking about politics.

    Parasites.... vultures ..... predators... hyenas .... I really think you are way too smart to not get this.
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    Re: Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with co

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    You are being purposely and intentionally over pedantic. We are NOT writing definitions here. Never were.

    Vultures... parasites ....predators .... hyaenas.... they all have a commonality of method and purpose. If you intentionally decide to be blind to that reality in the pathetic attempt to score some point that I am wrong - that is just sad.
    No, they don't. Vultures feed from carrion. Parasites from living hosts. Hyaenas are scavangers, but also can be predatory.

    Calling someone a "vulture capitalist" is saying they find a way to profit from dead things. Don't have a problem with that. Venture capitalists would then be symbiotic parasites and the Gordon Gekkos would be the hyaena.

    Lot of difference between the three. I suspect you only have objection to the third sort. Yes?

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    Re: Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with co

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    Yes in deed. This is what happened to me and my busienss. People stopped coming, couldn't afford it any more, and my employees got unemployment, so did I after closing, the store is still empty but I understand the homeless squat there so I guess you would find that desirable. The traffic I lost helped two neighboring businesses close, the landlord had the center foreclosed on - guess the bank owns it now. Yes in deed the lefts true colors shining through. I use to pay our government about $60k a year in payroll taxes alone - they get jack now because I get zero dollars. I'm fortunate to have squirreled away enough not to be homeless myself, I prepared for it and am fine. I feel really bad for those who got a year of unemployment and still didn't find work - they could care less about health insurance they just want a pay check.
    Am I the only one who noticed Cal wasn't prepared after his business closed (my condolences for that, by the way) and had to rely on a social government program for assistance?

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