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  •  I Would Argue For Wendy Differently. (24+ / 0-)

    Why should Wendy be responsible for the health care of her workers? More broadly, why should employers carry the burden of meeting the country's health care needs? Should not the country as a whole do this, instead of a substrata of its earners? Why should an investor with a few employees making millions a year on his trust account be allowed to shirk these responsibilities, or a cheat like Wendy, while an honest small manufacturer with dozens of employees has to foot the bill?

    Wendy's arguing for single-payer, unbeknownst to her, in pointing out the unfairness and inefficiencies of an employer based health system. Only the middleman -- the insurance carriers -- make out under our system.

    “I’m able to fly, do what I want, essentially. I guess that’s what freedom is — no limits.” Marybeth Onyeukwu -- Brooklyn DREAMer.

    by chuco35 on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 04:11:13 PM PST

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    •  As long as insurance companies (8+ / 0-)

      are in the mix and competing for business, getting health care paid for is going to be a sticky issue for business owners - and then there's the insurance companies who are busy requesting the ability to hike rates. The Affordable Care Act is big step forward, but there's tons more work to do.

      I lived under socialized medicine for awhile - happily paid higher taxes in return for for guaranteed care regardless of where I worked or who I worked for - even when I was unemployed or self-employed.

      Still pissed off at companies that reduce hours to avoid paying for insurance, but I don't use any of those businesses. Half our income is from self-employment and the health insurance for my partner is expensive and iffy with a high deductible.

    •  wendy's is obligated to prepare food that is (4+ / 0-)
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      Puddytat, gffish, aitchdee, marina

      prepared well and safe therefore I can argue the cost lays with them. all they are doing is insuring employees will be pissed and also come to work sick.

      used to be companies treated their employees as valuable assets as opposed to throwaways.

      these people are all stupid.....shut up, raise prices which I have to believe most people will not notice and go on about their business.

      these clowns are making political statements....fuck them.

      mittens=edsel. no matter how much money is spent to promote it, if the product sucks, no one will buy it.

      by wewantthetruth on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 07:37:45 PM PST

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