Friday, November 23, 2012

Obamacare

Today's Friday news happened two weeks ago.  You might have noticed that, over the past few months, not much has been said about Obamacare and the immoral HHS mandate that requires public funding for abortions.  I think everyone was waiting to see what the results of the Presidential Election would be, before making official statements on Obamacare.

Now that President Obama (and consequently, Obamacare) is here to stay, people are starting to speak up about it.  And by "people", I mean "corporations", which are not people.  Big corporations are strongly opposed to Obamacare, because they don't want to pay for their employees' health care.

Quiz time! What are corporations, like Papa John's, Walmart and Denny's, doing as a response to Obamacare?

a) Increase prices, to offset the money of paying for health care.
b) Demote as many employees as possible to part time workers.
c) Both 1 and 2.

The answer is "c".  Note that these corporations currently make more than enough money to give healthcare to all their employees.  They just don't want to, because that would cut into profits.

In what I like to call "ridiculously cruel", restaurants that implementing an imaginary 5% Obamacare tax recommend that customers make up for it, by only giving waiters a 10% tip.  That's taking a 5% tip away from minimum-wage workers, and giving it to the millionaires instead.  Ugh.

6 comments:

Athena said...

“And by "people", I mean "corporations", which are NOT people.”

Sorry Michael, but according to the Supreme Court in the “Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission,” corporations and unions have the same political speech rights as individuals under the First Amendment, which, more or less, does classify them as people in a way. At least where the First Amendment is concerned, there is no difference between a corporation and a person. You can disagree with that ruling, many do, but legally, corporations have the precedent to be classified as people.

Since companies have almost run out of options and are going to have to abide by the health care act, as long as they provide health care for their workers, they are legally allowed to raise prices/fire workers in order to pay for that cost. The government is only concerned that they implanted Obamacare; they don’t really care what they do to get there. Regardless of if people agree or disagree with that, legally, the law is on the corporation’s side.

Anonymous said...

:( Obamacare seems really pointless. If you can't afford health care, then you can't afford to pay a fine because you don't have health care.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy reading your blog as your entries are always about casual discussions and nothing about politics, but now that you have shown your comments on political discussions i am starting to grow less content with this blog, please only discuss casual things.

Anonymous said...

I disagree. I like it when he discusses politics, in addition to the casual stuff. It's a good mix.

Katie said...

I agree as well. I like when we get to hear Michael's opinion on political and religious issues just as much as I like watching him dance to "MmmBop". Which is a lot. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh...those awful corporations! I don't think demonizing the millionaires will help the poor.