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  •  I have no idea whether TB (0+ / 0-)

    is doing this out of necessity or not, but I do know that this particular provision is a tax on hiring full time employees, which also means its a disincentive to hire full time employees.

    Not sure how anyone can deny that.

    Rather than it being a requirement for full timers, the requirement to provide healthcare should be proportional to hours worked.  In that case, there is no financial disincentive to have full timers as the tax is just on total hours, not total hours per person.  

    I think this is just a case of politicians writing law that makes them look like they are "sticking it to the man" rather than writing law that will yield certain results.  There are so many other reasons that full time employment is superior to an employee than is part time, so taxing it is not good.  

    •  You seem to miss the point (0+ / 0-)

      If the tax on hiring were proportional to hours, then these companies would just simply make their employees into contractors, and if they could not do that they would just reduce employees.

      Would it make you feel any better to talk into a clown at the drive-through and hear someone in India or the Philippines taking your order?

      Why do so many people fail to realize that the Obamacare tax is not going to come from profits, it is going to come from either customers (I am sure we'll soon see the elimination of the 99 cent burger), or from employees, either way, the very people he intends to help will be hurt the most by this legislation.

      Whom will be served by fast food prices rising due to Obamacare?

      Are these restaurants not the respites of the indigent, poor and middle class?


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