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Kroger to slash hourly workers to avoid Obamacare penalties

Posted in Gov't Run Healthcare, Obama with tags , , , on November 5, 2012 by b5blue

The Monster aka Obamacare begins eating salaries.  Ugly part:

Many Kroger employees, I believe, will be shocked to find out about this new policy.

What this means is that Obamacare will stop tens of thousands of Kroger employees — most of whom depend on and need the money — from working more than 28 hours!

Kroger is doing this to avoid paying for full-time healthcare for employees who currently only receive part-time benefits. And they will not get hit with the $3000 penalty.

My own area is a good example. I work with four people who currently get about 36 to 40 hours a week, but they are considered part-time by Kroger and receive limited benefits. Now, they will either have to find another part-time job or they will quit and find a full-time job.

Elections have consequences.  Do your part and vote out this radical Marxist.

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Obamacare’s impact upon the GDP

Posted in Economics, Gov't Run Healthcare, Obama with tags on October 27, 2012 by b5blue

Marxist markers in Obama’s Political DNA: DSA Marxists

Posted in Democrat Memory Hole, Fascism/Nazism/Communism, Obama, Progressivism with tags , , , , , on October 7, 2012 by b5blue

Courtesy of Trevor Loudon.  Juicy part:

While Barack Obama has consistently denied that his goal is socialized healthcare, he is clearly lying through his teeth.

Obama’s personal physician in Chicago for many years, Quentin Young, is a leading DSA member and the father of the US “single payer” movement. Young has openly claimed credit, on at least several occasions, for indoctrinating Obama into the concept of socialized health care.

Marxists of a feather commune together.   I’ve also covered Obama’s sordid Marxist ties here, here and here.

Boiling down ‘You didn’t build that’ to its bare essence: John Galt nods approval.

Posted in Democrat Memory Hole, Gov't Run Healthcare, Obama, Spendocrats with tags , , , , , , on August 19, 2012 by b5blue

Rant of the Month courtesy of Ace via Doug Ross. Rant on, brother:

As a small business owner all I can say is that I think the current sentiment in the small business community is that we didn’t sign up for this ****. Y’all can vote for whatever the hell you want but we are not going to be a part of it.

I have seen more owners get out of the business or retire in the past couple of years than ever before and with the ACA on the horizon the jobs these businesses produced will not be replaced. The economics no longer work. This is why unemployment is always so high in socialist countries. What you have to go through to have employees is just brutal.

But here’s the thing about what Obama said — he has it exactly backwards. The government didn’t build any of that **** he is talking about — we built it. We are the ones who paid for it. Not only did we build our businesses we built the schools and the roads and everything else he thinks was generated out of thin air. If you want to get technical about it the businesses and taxpayers that came along before we did built it all and now we are building what comes next.

And not only that, but we did it with the albatross of a predatory, corrupt and overbearing government hanging around our necks at every juncture.

And now we have had enough.

I haven’t made more than $50k from my business but one or two years of the past 15. But now that it is time to cash out after providing literally hundreds of jobs I get the stink eye and get castigated for being a member of the 1%. Even though I can remember sitting on the edge of the bed and holding my head in my hands wondering what I had done risking everything I had to create a business and wondering how it would all work out when I had just finished working several days in a row with no sleep… I am the enemy. Even though I didn’t take a paycheck for the first year of the business and later skipped other paychecks to meet payroll or to pay taxes I am somehow at fault for the fact that all of these people sitting on their asses or working their cushy government jobs with the large pensions funded by armies of tax collectors and regulators may have to go without.

Well, I already went without so they can bloody well shut the **** up and take their turn in the barrel! If they want to risk everything they have or work their asses off with no guarantee of success only to be told at the end that they were not responsible for their own success and don’t deserve their rewards then they are welcome to go down that path and see what it is like. But the number of people who will pursue the American dream and build the economy from the roots up will be greatly decreased in the current atmosphere and all of these self-entitled idiots will sit around wondering why the government is still going broke and why no one is hiring.

No country can survive socialism. It just doesn’t happen. Sooner or later the bill comes due. But before it does you always get demagogic idiots like Obama, or Chavez who try to blame their failures on the only people who are keeping everything afloat. It is not enough they sank the damn ship… they have to come after the people in the life boats too.

That is the sort of mentality we are dealing with.

Couldn’t add anything to that if my life depended upon it.  Excellent rant.  Sheer coincidence that my preceding post is about George McGovern getting mugged by business reality.  Karma, it is.

Thought for the day

Posted in General Politics, History with tags , on August 17, 2012 by b5blue

For those whom politics is but a triviality:

“Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you!”

-Pericles (430 B.C.)

…and this probably best sums up the Tea Party response to the brazen intrusion into private lives via Obamacare.  When it became personal as our medical care is… the Democrats unwittingly spawned a generation of political candidates and opposition.

Nuff Said

Posted in Democrat Memory Hole, Gov't Run Healthcare, Liberal Straw Men, Obama, Paul Ryan, U.S. Gov't Pork with tags , , , on August 15, 2012 by b5blue

Paul Ryan’s Obamacare Speech

Posted in American History, Freedom of Speech, Gov't Run Healthcare, Paul Ryan, Progressivism, Video Library for Liberal Escapees with tags , , , , , , , , on August 13, 2012 by b5blue

Damn Skippy.

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