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Jane Says

New York, NY

#879927 Mar 26, 2013
flack wrote:
Oh by the way if you smoke you better plan on a second job to pay your health care costs. Seems if you smoke you don't get the 'tax credit'. You people really are clueless.
if you make more than $50K a year you don't get the 'tax credit'.

the wealthy will pay the annual fine and use concierge style doctors. the rest of us will be waiting longer for fewer available doctors.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#879928 Mar 26, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Many employers believe that one of the best ways to raise their profit margin is to cut labor costs. But companies like QuikTrip, the grocery-store chain Trader Joe's, and Costco Wholesale are proving that the decision to offer low wages is a choice, not an economic necessity. All three are low-cost retailers, a sector that is traditionally known for relying on part-time, low-paid employees. Yet these companies have all found that the act of valuing workers can pay off in the form of increased sales and productivity.
"Retailers start with this philosophy of seeing employees as a cost to be minimized," says Zeynep Ton of MIT's Sloan School of Management. That can lead businesses into a vicious cycle. Underinvestment in workers can result in operational problems in stores, which decrease sales. And low sales often lead companies to slash labor costs even further. Middle-income jobs have declined recently as a share of total employment, as many employers have turned full-time jobs into part-time positions with no benefits and unpredictable schedules.
QuikTrip, Trader Joe's, and Costco operate on a different model, Ton says. "They start with the mentality of seeing employees as assets to be maximized," she says. As a result, their stores boast better operational efficiency and customer service, and those result in better sales. QuikTrip sales per labor hour are two-thirds higher than the average convenience-store chain, Ton found, and sales per square foot are over 50 percent higher.
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2...
Brilliant, agree!
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#879929 Mar 26, 2013
WaxmanIdiot wrote:
<quoted text> certainly not the rightwhiners.
Idiot is not what you do. It's who you are.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#879930 Mar 26, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
what they voted for...more cope and cringe.
the law’s mandatory benefits package and its billions in new taxes on insurers will drive up costs enough that overall premiums for a family of five will start at $20,000 (before subsidies, if any). Oh — and that doesn’t count the penalty for each smoker, roughly $3,000 a head.
(Subsidies may help some people cover sky-high premiums, though not the smoking penalty — but the letter of the law makes those subsidies unavailable in many states. The federal courts will eventually decide the issue.)
Many workers in industries such as retail, hospitality and home care will lose on-the-job health coverage, forecasts the ADP Research Institute — and many will also be demoted to part-time status because of ObamaCare.
Why? The president’s health law mandates that all employers with 50 or more full-time workers provide its “essential benefit package” if they offer insurance — and that package costs about twice what these industries now offer.
Many employers will drop coverage, and pay the (smaller) fine; others will try to avoid that 50-employee limit by using more people part-time.
Even the government’s actuaries admit fewer people will get coverage at work after the employer mandate goes into effect than if the law had not passed.
Read more: Disaster for Dems - NYPOST.com http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolu...
The real screaming and yelling will start mid-summer leading to mind numbing screeching by Christmas early 2014.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#879931 Mar 26, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>if you make more than $50K a year you don't get the 'tax credit'.
the wealthy will pay the annual fine and use concierge style doctors. the rest of us will be waiting longer for fewer available doctors.
Actually it stops at $92,000 something, family of 4. It was in the article I posted early this morning.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#879932 Mar 26, 2013
Supervalu cuts 1100 jobs.
For Real

United States

#879933 Mar 26, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>of course you don't :)
however, that doesn't change that what i posted is accurate.
what any dimwitt posts is nothing but crap jane, carol is another example of desperation talk in full force.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#879934 Mar 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Milk just flew out of my nose.
he retired at 50 because when he had to increase wages for 3 employees he tossed one and he made more money while making 2 work even harder.

lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#879935 Mar 26, 2013
flack wrote:
Study: Elizabeth Warren's Minimum Wage Argument 'Makes Zero Economic Sense'
In fact unlike Warren's $22 hour minimum wage the study says raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour will cost poor people 400,000 to 450,000 jobs and 1000's of small businesses to close. Libtards are SO ftiggin' stupid!!!!
If this post got 13 positive judgeits, then Elizabeth Warren is right.
For Real

United States

#879936 Mar 26, 2013
Forum wrote:
<quoted text>
So what is God going to do with us?
keep you chained up as the minorities you wrongwingers are.

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#879937 Mar 26, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Look it's really simple math and I really don't care to argue with you about it. If I have a labor cost of $35 an hour for my 3 employees and the minimum wage goes up $2.85 1 person is getting laid off. No way around it. Simple math.
Raising the minimum wage is about two things. Union wages and increased taxes.
You just proved why I know you never ever ran a successful business with employees.

Was that $35 total for 3 employees. Wow you are a cheap ass.

Or was it $35 per employee and an increase of 8% forces you to cut production/customer service by 33%. If you didn't need that third person, you shouldn't have hired them.

You do know how Republicans handled the need to people to make more money? Earned income tax credits. They subsidized businesses that pay minimum wage through YOUR tax dollars.

Just like you want to continue to subsidize these companies by allowing them to pay less & less & have the government chip in with their various programs because their employees still qualify for government benefits.

The buying power of the minimum wage has fallen below inflation & far below production value.

This is made p through government programs & through higher insurance premiums when these people with no insurance get treatment.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#879938 Mar 26, 2013
WaxmanIdiot wrote:
<quoted text> better off a liberal than a retard, stay retard jane, you proved it on nov. 6 2012.
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.. "Get all the fools and stupid on your side and you can get elected to anything you idiot."
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#879939 Mar 26, 2013
For Real wrote:
<quoted text> what any dimwitt posts is nothing but crap jane, carol is another example of desperation talk in full force.
For Real, RealDave, Realtime, a bunch of Real idiots...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#879940 Mar 26, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
another example of how far gone they are...
TN lawmakers confuse mop sink for Muslim foot-washing sink
Republican Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro, confirmed that he had spoken to Humphrey about whether there were religious reasons for the new sink after the issue was raised by Rep. Judd Matheny, R-Tullahoma.
http://www.tennessean.com/viewart/20130325/NE...
They sure know how to grow 'em in TN:

State residents who have high medical bills but would not normally qualify for Medicaid, the government health care program for the poor, can call a state phone line and request an application. But the window is tight—the line shuts down after 2,500 calls, typically within an hour—and the demand is so high that it is difficult to get through.[...]

“It’s like the Oklahoma land rush for an hour,” said Russell Overby, a lawyer with the Legal Aid Society in Nashville.“We encourage people to use multiple phones and to dial and dial and dial.”

The phone lines are open only for a few hours, twice a year, which obviously doesn't meet the demand in the state. If the state participated in Obamacare's Medicaid expansion, an additional 180,000 people could be covered in TennCare, according to the state's own estimates. But for now, those people have no other hope than the twice-early chance of hitting the dial-in lottery.

http://www.dailykos.com/
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#879941 Mar 26, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
he retired at 50 because when he had to increase wages for 3 employees he tossed one and he made more money while making 2 work even harder.
I thought he said he retired from working at DHL?

Did you see that moran Amy Kremer, the Teapartyer on CNN? Talk about totally daft! Reminded me of Carol.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#879942 Mar 26, 2013
flack wrote:
Supervalu cuts 1100 jobs.
Time to crack open a cold one and have a partay
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#879943 Mar 26, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> The real screaming and yelling will start mid-summer leading to mind numbing screeching by Christmas early 2014.
Janes been screeching her whole life, nothing new.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#879944 Mar 26, 2013
The amendment, like the entire bill, isn't binding. But it is a statement from the whole Senate, and particularly the core group of liberal sponsors, that the president's offer of using Social Security and veterans benefits cuts to cut a grand bargain deal is not acceptable to them. According to Sanders, a typical 65-year-old retiree would lose more than $650 a year by their 75th birthday and more than $1,000 a year by their 85th under the chained CPI. It would also cut the benefits of more than 3.2 million disabled veterans receiving disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and more than 350,000 surviving spouses and children.
Send an email to the White House telling President Obama to give up the chained CPI cuts to Social Security and veterans.

http://www.dailykos.com/

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#879945 Mar 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
You just proved why I know you never ever ran a successful business with employees.
Was that $35 total for 3 employees. Wow you are a cheap ass.
Or was it $35 per employee and an increase of 8% forces you to cut production/customer service by 33%. If you didn't need that third person, you shouldn't have hired them.
You do know how Republicans handled the need to people to make more money? Earned income tax credits. They subsidized businesses that pay minimum wage through YOUR tax dollars.
Just like you want to continue to subsidize these companies by allowing them to pay less & less & have the government chip in with their various programs because their employees still qualify for government benefits.
The buying power of the minimum wage has fallen below inflation & far below production value.
This is made p through government programs & through higher insurance premiums when these people with no insurance get treatment.
If it was $35 per employee they wouldn't be making minimum wage idiot!! Actually it should have read $30 for 3 employees. You people are mental midgets.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#879946 Mar 26, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
I thought he said he retired from working at DHL?
Did you see that moran Amy Kremer, the Teapartyer on CNN? Talk about totally daft! Reminded me of Carol.
the dog whistle expert?

and they think they're being sly.

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