High Sierras wrote: slowshooter wrote:
clampdaddy wrote:Slow, Walmart is the shoppers equivalent to McDonalds. McDonalds makes a killing but no matter how much they make, the guy that works the fryer isn't going to be compensated as well as a cook at Smith & Wollenskys.
I never said he should. But what I am saying is that cramming down work hours so employees don't qualify for benefits, and are forced to seek them - as well as additional assistance from the local community, is about a skeevy as it gets.
Can we get a big thank you for obamacare???
So its now 'skeevy' in your opinion for Walmart (or any other business) to try and maintain it's financial ability to conduct business in the face of a ridiculous federal law on social engineering? Economists and business leaders warned this would be only one of the consequences of enacting the 'affordable' care act. Businesses are in business to make money, not provide jobs for the poor or middle classes. Saddle them down with silly regulations on how many hours they can work an employee before being charged more, and it's simple economics that they will find the point at which they get the most return for the least expense.
Take two full-time $10 an hour employees, working 80 hours a week total. Along comes a law that says you have to pay an additional what, $1,800 a month? to the cost of having the 2 employees there for their health care premiums. Or, you can cut their hours to 29 a week, and add a third $10 an hour employee that will bring the three employee's hours worked to 87 a week (almost a 10% increase in staffing) and save a couple hundred bucks a month by legally avoiding the additional expense of obamacare. It probably took businesses about 30 seconds to decide what direction to go with hiring and hours when they got a copy of the aca. Pelosi and the rest coudn't be bothered to read it, but I guarantee you plenty of business owners read all 2,700+ pages of it.
Whining that they're not willing to take a loss to be a part of the glorious socialist utopian dream, whining that they're horrible dirty money grubbin' thieves because they won't give their hard earned $$$ away to promote barry's socal equality dream is just sucking bitter grapes, grow up.
slowshooter wrote:The conservatives want it both ways. They complain loudly about how the poor take advantage of government help and can't climb out of poverty - then praise businesses for dodging the responsibility of the giving employees a decent wage and benefits. It's not like the nation hasn't noticed that bit of dissonance.
Slow, I'm not sure if you ever took an economics class, or even learned about the concept of a free market system, but in our system of commerce, It was NEVER businesses "responsibility" to give the masses a decent wage and benefits.
No dissonance at all between allowing business owners the freedom to choose how to run their business and allowing the welfare crowd the freedom to choose to live their lives in poverty. The dissonance comes from the ones who want to 'share' the wealth around. You know, the guy who's busy thowing billions of taxpayer dollars to the poor (ie, the democrat base) while he goes on multi-million dollar vacations to get away from the stress of being santa claus 365 days a year.