Doh Homer... Perhaps taxes should be greatly reduced to stimulate growth, release investment cash, reduce unemployment and increase government revenue vs. what goes out for once?
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Or they could just fund it how they fund everything else...Originally Posted by VanceMack
Employers that pull this kind of crap are doing so for political reasons or because they are assholes, not because Obamacare is increasing costs to force them to do it.People might as well shelve their outrage and upset at employers raising costs.
FWIW I find it outrageous that my health should be tied to being employed and think there should be options outside of employer-sponsored plans that are actually realistic. Then again, I support a single payer system.
"I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."
In any case, there are other elements of ACA that will mitigate the problem. Namely, individuals will be able to buy health insurance much more cheaply through exchanges. This will benefit many of the restaurant workers who are already working part time. Those who wish to work more will get a job at a different restaurant, or perhaps two part time jobs.
"The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."
-- Adam Smith
This is not a good model for managing the country's healthcare needs:
Yes, in Massachusetts, they have Romneycare, that's how they provide for it."Well, we do provide care for people who don't have insurance," Romney said. "If someone has a heart attack, they don't sit in their apartment and die. We pick them up in an ambulance, and take them to the hospital and give them care. And different states have different ways of providing for that care."