Time To Realize What You Voted For

I’ve said it before, people and companies respond to stimuli. If something feels good, they do it – if it hurts, they avoid it.

It’s been hashed out in the comments on this blog before — contract attorneys in Washington are, by and large, liberals. Usually, very liberal. By this of course, we mean the old-school, early 1900s Progressives, not  the classic, Thomas Jefferson liberals. We’re talking about the far leftists who changed their label from Progressive to Liberal when Progressive became a pejorative, then back to Progressive when Liberal became a pejorative and people had forgotten that Progressive used to be a pejorative.

Philosophy aside, it is important to realize that elections have consequences. One of the consequences of this election is that Obamacare is here to stay, at least for a while. It is too inherently unworkable to stay for long, but it isn’t going away in the next few years. Live with it.

Liberal contract attorneys might want to consider what “live with it” means. Under Obamacare, companies with 50 or more full-time employees either have to provide them with government-approved health insurance policies, or pay a per-employee fine. Further, the fine kicks in at the 31st employee, not the 51st, and it starts at $2,000 per year per employee. It goes up later. Companies, therefore, are discouraged from having full-time employees, or at least 50 or more of them. Hello, part-time employment. Think I’m fucking with you? Think again.

For the majority of smaller firms, this means that they will weigh the costs of full time versus part time employment. If they can avoid having to deal with the expense and complications of Obamacare by having less than 50 full time employees and working people less than 30 hours a week  they will. They will have 49 managers and will split the work up among more part time workers who will 1) work fewer hours per week, 2) receive no benefits or health care and 3) by working part time, the individuals are guaranteed to have to work more than one job or accept a lesser lifestyle.

This opens the door for the federal government to step in and “fix” yet another problem that they created with more regulation, more control and yes, more disastrous results.

2 thoughts on “Time To Realize What You Voted For

  1. This opens the door for the federal government to step in and “fix” yet another problem that they created with more regulation, more control and yes, more disastrous results.

    Anyone who believes the necessity for this “fix” was not purposely and intentionally designed into Obamacare needs to consider how thoroughly it is cross-referenced to other major sections of U.S. code. It strains the bounds of credulity to believe that a bill that contains so many specific references to other sections of the U.S. code could be or was designed by minds that would miss such a fatal flaw as the one Utah has detailed. It is much more reasonable to believe the flaw was intentionally built into the bill and for this very reason: it guarantees the end result will be universal government healthcare, which will open the door to control of every aspect of your life. Remember, FDR told us:

    “In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happened, you can bet it was planned that way.”

    We may still be on the road to serfdom, but if we are, we’re on the exit ramp to our final destination.

    [Note: if you do not know what the definition of a serf is, look it up. And if you think we are not and cannot be serfs because were not “connected to the land,” look again at who owns your mortgage and what will soon happen to your ability to move around when energy prices reach the point Obama wants them to reach.]

    • serf noun \ˈsərf\

      Definition of SERF

      : a member of a servile feudal class bound to the land and subject to the will of its owner
      — serf·age noun
      — serf·dom noun
      See serf defined for English-language learners »
      See serf defined for kids »
      Origin of SERF

      French, from Old French, from Latin servus slave
      First Known Use: 1611

      http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/serf

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