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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

#Obamacare and the Naive Public


I have to chuckle at all of the people whining about corporate America announcing layoffs in the wake of the 2012 election. When they pulled the lever to continue the failed policies of this administration did they really think that it was going to be “business as usual” in the good ole US of A?

Bigger government is an extra layer of expense. The environment for those trying make a buck in this country right now is not very friendly. If you don’t think so, then try going into business. What do you think a lot of entrepreneurs are going to do over the next four years? I’ll tell you what they are going to do. They are going to pack up and call it a day. Why take on extra expenses and added risk?

The employer / employee relationship to which we have grown accustomed is going to change drastically. Many workers will become independent contractors. What does that mean? It means that if you want a job then you’ll sign a contract to work for a short specified period of time with no guarantees that your work will continue after the term of the agreement expires. That also means that benefits will be altered or become non-existent. Try getting a home loan or credit with that employment uncertainty hanging over your head.

The voters who think it is the responsibility of corporate America to continue to hand out benefits really must live in a fairy tale world. When they pushed the lever did they really think that the “haves” were going to sit around and allow the “have-nots” dictate to them how their money was going to be spent?

This country is going to stay massively divided. Big business will stagnate. Tax dollars that are generated when either a product or service is sold will dry up as people become unemployed. This abysmal spiral that is being perpetuated by current government policies is going to drive the great business leaders of this country to take a backseat.

In my opinion, we should be prepared to hunker down. Times are going to get awfully difficult in the days ahead. A fiscally out-of-control government may very well drive this nation into a depression that we haven’t experienced in over eighty years.

When they speak about corporate America the delusional voters and whiners complain, “They can’t do that!” Big business will say, “Watch me!”
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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

So whose responsibility are those benefits, then?

Christina Carson said...

I am certainly not political so I don't blame a party. I blame a government, no matter who has been in that has continually eroded the middle class by allowing inordinate amounts of money to settle in a tiny percentage of this nation. Nor is it addressing how business has changed in this country - what to do to replace a manufacturing sector that no longer exists. Money rules everything; no one works for the people nor by the people, but only for the buck and by the buck. A needlessly sorry end to a great nation.

Renee Pawlish said...

I couldn't have said it better. As someone who has been unemployed since 2010, with the exception of a contract job this last spring, it's been extremely difficult. There are few direct hire jobs, you are competing against tons of other applicants, and if you don't meet all the job criteria, you don't make it.
Add to this that recruiters are saying employers aren't hiring full-time because of Obamacare, it's a dismal outlook. I shudder when I think of where I might be in a year or so...