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    Re: Nation's Biggest Movie Theater Chain Cuts Workweek, Blaming ObamaCare

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    Those adjustments were made long ago.
    which adjustments?
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    Re: Nation's Biggest Movie Theater Chain Cuts Workweek, Blaming ObamaCare

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    which adjustments?
    The business has already made adjustments to whatever decline in movie going has made necessary. This is an additional adjustment to adapt to the upcoming costs of Obamacare.

    We're doing it at my company, too. It's cheaper to pay the fine than incur the cost per employee for healthcare. What used to cost us about $1,600 per year per employee is now going to cost us close to $10,000 when this is put in full force.

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    Nation's Biggest Movie Theater Chain Cuts Workweek, Blaming ObamaCare

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I don't think it has anything to do with the healthcare act and everything to do with the continual decline in movie-going.
    Is this really true? It seems like there are several films every year that gross $1 billion+, and tons of others that gross half a billion. From the money that films are pulling in these days, it doesn't seem like movie going is in decline. I could be wrong, and I'm not arguing with you, just stating my observation.

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    Re: Nation's Biggest Movie Theater Chain Cuts Workweek, Blaming ObamaCare

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    The sad thing is we could be, most of the items machined in Canada and the U.S. are still some of the best quality found globally, but because of inflated wages it's impossible to make complex refined goods with parts from our countries exclusively. I look at the things that fail most on vehicles(I'm a gear head) and they usually have Made in China or Made in Mexico on them, the standards in those countries are suspect as well as the training but they are cheap. I'm not saying all worker protections need to be reigned in, but there has to be some give on the labor side.
    As long as there's a proper balance, then yeah, of course I agree. What I don't want to see, though, are executives and CEO making 1000% more than the workers and getting bonuses left, right, and center.
    No men are anywhere, and Im allowed to go in, because Im the owner of the pageant and therefore Im inspecting it, Trump said... Is everyone OK? You know, theyre standing there with no clothes. Is everybody OK? And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.

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    Re: Nation's Biggest Movie Theater Chain Cuts Workweek, Blaming ObamaCare

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    As long as there's a proper balance, then yeah, of course I agree. What I don't want to see, though, are executives and CEO making 1000% more than the workers and getting bonuses left, right, and center.
    I don't care what executives make, I'd actually like to be one someday. As long as employees are reasonably safe and get a decent return on their labor I consider it balance, what I have a problem with is a guy turning a screw all day every day making 40/hr. or threats of shutdowns when he doesn't get 45/hr. and these are wages which send jobs overseas, it's the labor abuses that need to end.
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    Re: Nation's Biggest Movie Theater Chain Cuts Workweek, Blaming ObamaCare

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Is this really true? It seems like there are several films every year that gross $1 billion+, and tons of others that gross half a billion. From the money that films are pulling in these days, it doesn't seem like movie going is in decline. I could be wrong, and I'm not arguing with you, just stating my observation.
    The money the 'theaters' bring in isn't the same as 'box office' revenue.

    Theaters make money off of snacks, soda, 3d glasses . . . ticket sales aren't part of their profit. Attendance is in decline. Cost is steadily going up to compensate.
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    Re: Nation's Biggest Movie Theater Chain Cuts Workweek, Blaming ObamaCare

    As costs are shifted to businesses cuts will be made.

    The more and more I learn about healthcare and healthcare administration the less and less I support UHC or more government involvement in the process.
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    Re: Nation's Biggest Movie Theater Chain Cuts Workweek, Blaming ObamaCare

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    As costs are shifted to businesses cuts will be made.

    The more and more I learn about healthcare and healthcare administration the less and less I support UHC or more government involvement in the process.
    I've been telling you guy for years that government is the problem, and not the solution. Their intervention in the health insurance industry as far back as the 70's, is one of the reasons health care costs have skyrocketed. They placed mandates, and took away market competition, which are contrary to cost containment and quality.
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    Re: Nation's Biggest Movie Theater Chain Cuts Workweek, Blaming ObamaCare

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I've been telling you guy for years that government is the problem, and not the solution. Their intervention in the health insurance industry as far back as the 70's, is one of the reasons health care costs have skyrocketed. They placed mandates, and took away market competition, which are contrary to cost containment and quality.
    I think there is some crooked aspects to private insurance, but the more and more I actually deal with Medicare and Medicaid firsthand and the more and more I learn about regulations the less I want government involved or want a UHC/single payer government system or getting anywhere close to making medical decisions for myself.

    I'm starting to consider allowing national or at least regional competition of insurance plans as well as tax breaks or more deductions for re self paying for their insurance.
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    Re: Nation's Biggest Movie Theater Chain Cuts Workweek, Blaming ObamaCare

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I think there is some crooked aspects to private insurance, but the more and more I actually deal with Medicare and Medicaid firsthand and the more and more I learn about regulations the less I want government involved or want a UHC/single payer government system or getting anywhere close to making medical decisions for myself.

    I'm starting to consider allowing national or at least regional competition of insurance plans as well as tax breaks or more deductions for re self paying for their insurance.
    Yeah, the years I spent managing a couple of home health offices, and dealing with Medicare, taught me that a government insurance reimbursement is inefficient, and fraught with potential fraudulent practice, on both sides of the aisle. If most people realized how many government dollars are being wasted in health care, and how their mere intervention is raising prices artifically in the marketplace, they would (I hope) be outraged. What we now have is government health care programs and health insurance companies making deals with providers and pharmaceutical manufacturers. The actual consumer has been cut out of the equation, and has little choice in his own care.
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