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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:21 PM

 

Punish, with criminal sanctions, businesses who close down or reduce FT jobs

A lot of millionaires and billionaires who refuse to pay the reduced health care costs that Obamacare would provide are closing their businesses, most for spite. A lot of progressives and other workers are getting the shaft because of this greed for business owners who want to take their money and shove it into banks in the Cayman Islands. As more and more of these greedy bastards close their doors and run away from the problems that THEY caused through their republicanist greed, the entire unemployment situation will blow up in many cities.

Another problem is that many businesses, to get out of paying for Obamacare, will opt to only hire workers for less than 30 hours a week, which is the threshold for the trigger. This means they will be reducing the number of job hours for individuals, and take away their benefits that they've had for decades.

President Obama needs to create a Secretary of Business, whose FIRST order of business it to create a regulation to do two things on an IMMEDIATE basis:

1. Create a heavy fine or criminal violation for reducing the number of employees just to make sure they don't have to comply with Obamacare requirements. This fine should be severe enough so that committing a violation will have a detrimental effect on the business if the law is vioated.

2. Create a heavy fine for reducing the hours of existing employees. Create a mandatory ratio that businesses must adhere to, such as no more than one part-time employee for every full-time employee. This will reduce the amount of hour-slashing that will no doubt occur.

3. Make these fines retroactive to the beginning of 2011, which is the earliest that such a law can be constitutionally enforced.

In addition, states should consider fining companies who leave the state to reestablish in another state. Strict monitoring must be done for the business ownership so they don't skirt rules. This will be hard to enforce, but if the laws are in place, they will be put on notice so there will be a lot more compliance.

These steps will be necessary in the coming months, so they should be instituted as SOON as POSSIBLE, otherwise more workers will lose their jobs.

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Reply Punish, with criminal sanctions, businesses who close down or reduce FT jobs (Original post)
BanTheGOP Nov 2012 OP
jberryhill Nov 2012 #1
yourout Nov 2012 #2
Celebration Nov 2012 #3
BanTheGOP Nov 2012 #4
Celebration Nov 2012 #12
SickOfTheOnePct Nov 2012 #13
ProgressiveProfessor Nov 2012 #5
BanTheGOP Nov 2012 #6
2012lurker Nov 2012 #7
BanTheGOP Nov 2012 #8
2012lurker Nov 2012 #9
ProgressiveProfessor Nov 2012 #14
SickOfTheOnePct Nov 2012 #10
pansypoo53219 Nov 2012 #11

Response to BanTheGOP (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:35 PM

1. They'll be punished by themselves

If they want disloyal employees, high turnover, and scheduling hell, which pays returns in lower productivity and customer satisfaction, they'll be punished brutally.

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Response to BanTheGOP (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:36 PM

2. Should be a law against having less than 50% of employees as full timers.

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Response to BanTheGOP (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:43 PM

3. unworkable

You can't micromanage the hiring policies of businesses. Many of them are on razor thin margins and they have to have the ability to make their own decisions on employment or they won't form businesses in the first place.

It is unfortunate that Obama went with this convoluted plan based on employment rather than single payer, not based on employment.

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Response to Celebration (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:16 PM

4. The buisnesses may be "razor thin" but the owners are $$$$$

 

This is the point. The rich may be crying about their profit margins, but in reality they are not willing to increase the benefits for their workers, which any genius would tell you be the biggest motivator so that they are more productive. Owners of businesses that understand Obamacare will actually bring more profit as long as they distribute it to their workers, rather than stash it in the safe or ship it to the Caymans.

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Response to BanTheGOP (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:58 PM

12. you can't make generalizations like this

Some owners may be rich, and others not. In any case government can't micromanage employment decisions by companies. Will not work.

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Response to Celebration (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:01 PM

13. Agree 100%

And if they could be passed and signed into law, the fast track to the SCOTUS would be incredible.

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Response to BanTheGOP (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:19 PM

5. Most of what you have proposed is not possible under current law

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:40 PM

6. That's why the law has to be changed.

 

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Response to BanTheGOP (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:59 PM

7. I think we should call it

The Equalization of Opportunity bill.

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Response to BanTheGOP (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:41 PM

9. Why so angry?

Stupid ideas like this make us look like stereotypical loons.

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Response to BanTheGOP (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:13 PM

14. Which you did not call for, you called for executive branch edits

Not the way the process works. Not the way we want it to work.

Sympathize heavily with your heart, but not your methods.

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:47 PM

10. And would never pass as proposed law n/t

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Response to BanTheGOP (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:49 PM

11. you work, you get coverage.

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