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#185 Jun 17, 2013
Deer Whisperer wrote:
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Context, Subby. It's about context.
My response was directly to M69's post:
"I think it's even funnier that republicans post on their work computers and then complain that too many people are losing their jobs nowadays.
That...is...hilarious. "
You would think it's funny that people are losing their jobs. Typical libtrash. Have you figured out who will pay your way when everyone loses their jobs except for the government slugs, dumbass?????

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#186 Jun 17, 2013
Oh No wrote:
<quoted text>You don't say....Fagwhimperer????
FUBARecognition as a human being ... you'll never graduate to that level either by all indications.
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#187 Jun 17, 2013
Deer Whisperer wrote:
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FUBARecognition as a human being ... you'll never graduate to that level either by all indications.
You gonna cry lady????

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#188 Jun 17, 2013
Of Course wrote:
<quoted text>You would think it's funny that people are losing their jobs. Typical libtrash. Have you figured out who will pay your way when everyone loses their jobs except for the government slugs, dumbass?????
Now, there's no need to be vulgar.
I agree there are a lot of people who work for the government who don't deserve their jobs. My family members refer to them as "eating from the trough."
Wake Up Call

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#189 Jun 17, 2013
Barbi A wrote:
<quoted text>Now, there's no need to be vulgar.
I agree there are a lot of people who work for the government who don't deserve their jobs. My family members refer to them as "eating from the trough."
Good God, you do realize that the new "majority" (53%), um, "feed from the trough"??? The lazy now outnumber the resourceful. The other 47% are left with the tab. Let me guess, you're BLONDE, aren't you????

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#190 Jun 17, 2013
Barbi A wrote:
<quoted text>lol! I didn't know blacks could vote! Why, the next thing you know, they're gonna let the Mexicans vote!
Hey - just read an article in my local paper that was essentially a rewritten press release from Wal-Mart's PR division. They're building a new store here and HIRING~! Paying a whopping $12.83 cents an hour (I'm in California, mind you) for 24-hour to 30-hour per week positions.
Wonder how many 30-hour a week positions there are?
I'll field that!

Probably not too many! It's amazing that some people see corporations screwing people to reap even greater problems and these dummies LEAP to believe it's because Walmart (for example) are just trying to stay afloat in the face of an assault by the liberal, Muslim, illegally elected president...

They'll not only have to cut back on people's hours and cut pay but, they'll have to raise priced too!!! Huh? You'd think cutting hours and pay and not having to pay benefits would SAVE them money!

OH! And the average CEO bonus is $9 MILLION A year. The poor batsards.

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#191 Jun 17, 2013
^p\"problems" should be PROFITS!

The Ferrerman regrets the error!

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#192 Jun 17, 2013
Wake Up Call wrote:
<quoted text>Good God, you do realize that the new "majority" (53%), um, "feed from the trough"??? The lazy now outnumber the resourceful. The other 47% are left with the tab. Let me guess, you're BLONDE, aren't you????
Yes, ash blonde, to be precise.
Anyway, I don't think you understood what I was saying. One of my brothers has a really good government job, but I don't begrudge him that because he's worked very hard, and I love him, of course. He just takes the ribbing about his six-figure salary in stride. Oh, he's blonde, too!

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#193 Jun 17, 2013
Ferrerman wrote:
<quoted text>I'll field that!
Probably not too many! It's amazing that some people see corporations screwing people to reap even greater problems and these dummies LEAP to believe it's because Walmart (for example) are just trying to stay afloat in the face of an assault by the liberal, Muslim, illegally elected president...
They'll not only have to cut back on people's hours and cut pay but, they'll have to raise priced too!!! Huh? You'd think cutting hours and pay and not having to pay benefits would SAVE them money!
OH! And the average CEO bonus is $9 MILLION A year. The poor batsards.
Thank you, Ferrerman!
But let us remember that Wal-Mart will surely hire the owners of the small, family owned businesses that had to close because that big store with the fantastic job opportunities came crashing down on top of them!
I just can't wait to see the guy who ran the corner grocery store for 40 years in his green vest with all the shiny pins! Why, I'll bet they'll hire his wife, too!

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#195 Aug 6, 2013
From an article I read this morning:

“When you and the President sought our support for the Affordable Care Act, you pledged that if we liked the health plans we have now, we could keep them. Sadly, that promise is under threat,” read the July 2013 letter penned by James P. Hoffa of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Joseph Hansen of United Food and Commercial Workers, and D. Taylor of UNITE-HERE — then sent to Democratic Senators Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi.

In the weeks since that letter was written, many cities and towns across the United States have taken a hard look at the costs taxed on the most expensive health insurance plans that Obamacare will add beginning in 2018 — and the expected price tag has prompted governments to ask municipal unions to accept cheaper health benefits.

The so-called Cadillac tax was included in the health care reform at the recommendation of economists who argued that expensive health insurance plans that require the employee to bear little of the cost make people insensitive to the cost of health care. That provision of Obamacare will impose a 40 percent tax on health insurance plans that cost more than $10,200 annually for individuals and $27,500 for families. However, the cut-off will be slightly higher for retirees or those in high risk professions like law enforcement.

In regards to public employment, where benefits are determined by the bargaining process, the insurance coverage that labor unions negotiate often falls well above that cut-off. Due to the bargaining process, it will likely be hard for municipalities to switch workers to cheaper plans.

State and local governments typically offer more expensive plans than private business do, and to retain these benefits, workers tend to receive smaller wage increases. This tendency means that government employees will likely be disproportionately represented among those whose plans will be taxed.

Cities like New York and Boston, along with school districts from Orange County, California to Westchester County, New York have told unions that if skyrocketing health costs cannot be reined in now, the massive cost of the tax could cause financial problems, thereby threatening raises and jobs, reported The New York Times.“Every municipality with a generous health care plan is doing the math on this,” J. D. Piro, a health care lawyer at a human resources consultancy firm, Aon Hewitt, told the publication.

This phenomenon has made several prominent liberal intellectuals concerned. In their estimation, the tax has become a weapon to be used against unions in negotiations.“I think it was misguided all along,” Robert B. Reich, the former Secretary of Labor wrote in an email to the Times. When the reform law was in the drafting stage, he said, he worried that the tax would be “a blunt instrument that could too easily become a bargaining chit for cutting back benefits of workers.” That is apparently what it has become, added Reich, who is also a professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley.

In New York, city officials expect the cost of its two most popular employee health plans will reach taxable levels by 2018 or soon after, reported the Times. The total cost of health care for the city’s approximately 300,000 employees, pre-Medicare-age retirees, and their dependents is expected to come close to $8 billion by 2018. As Caswell F. Holloway IV, deputy mayor for operations, said in an April letter to the head of a labor coalition, the Cadillac tax will cost New York City $22 million in 2018 and $549 million in 2022.

As for Boston, most of the city’s 20,000 employees are covered by plans that will exceed the tax threshold by 2018.“The tax is going to be a hit, and, if you’re not expecting it, it’s going to be very shocking,” Meredith Weenick, the chief financial officer for Boston, told the publication.“In the end, it’s the taxpayer that’s going to bear that burden,” he added.

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