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  •  I haven't been able to find any evidence for (1+ / 0-)
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    your claim of France being composed mostly of 49 person companies.

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      (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
      Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

      by Sparhawk on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 10:05:46 AM PDT

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      •  Kind of sad that Congress did not read that (3+ / 0-)
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        before they wrote the ACA.  

      •  Not even close. (4+ / 0-)
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        The country has 2.4 times as many companies with 49 employees as with 50.
        Which is something completely and totally different than saying
        France is basically composed of 49-person companies
        I know math and logic are hard, but perhaps you could try a bit harder?
        •  LOL (2+ / 0-)
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          So France has 2.4x more small businesses with less than 50 employees than it does companies with more than 50 employees and all of a sudden Libertarians and corporate suckups  claim it's because of the eviiilllll regulations.  They even cite a few examples of businessmen who claim they won't hire more because of teh eviiilllll regulations.

          Par for the course I guess when you're trying to fuck over the worker in favor of larger and larger corporations.  Make a bullshit claim, find some jackasses who will say something that will support your bullshit claim, get your bullshit claim repeated ad nauseum by the lemmings on the right, have the bullshit claim become common knowledge to the point where it even gets spread on a left leaning blog by corporate suckups and libertarians.

          Just to prove how much bullshit these claims are here are some stats to ponder.

          IN the US over 75% of ALL businesses have NO employees WHATSOEVER.  Actually the number is 78.26% of all US businesses are businesses run by proprietors.

          Those goddamn fucking regulations are strangling small businesses.  These poor guys can't hire ANYONE.


          This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

          by DisNoir36 on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 10:56:31 AM PDT

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          •  No, no, no. (1+ / 0-)
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            The article says it has 2.4 times the number of businesses with EXACTLY 49 people as it does with EXACTLY 50 people.
            That's all it says.

            •  Actually jp (3+ / 0-)
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              if you read the article it talks about a business which only has 20 employees and stops there.  I'm not sure the exact numbers but frankly it smells like utter bullshit and I would need verification.  It's a very arbitrary number and subjectively selected to make some bullshit point about how regulations are evil in a run up to an election where the Socialist won (the article was more than a year old).  

              By that same token one can just as easily argue that there are almost 4x more businesses in the US with NO employees than there are with 1 or more.  You can blame evil regulations all you want but the reality will tell you it's something completely different.  France had 39 of the top 500 largest businesses in the world and is one of the largest economies in the world.  It didn't get there with 49 employee businesses.  There are a good number of large businesses which aren't letting this bullshit about some regulation stopping them from doing business.  That said  there were over 2.5 million registered businesses in France and if you know anything about France and Western Europe in general you would know that MOST of those were small mere et pere type businesses with only a few employees.  Most small businesses don't give a flying fuck about some stupid regulation that will likely not affect them and the few that do are no different than all the corporations on this side of the Atlantic setting up shell companies and so on to cheat the system.  

              The reality is France is little different from here.  They have their regulations and we have ours.  For every French company you find that laments about the burdensome regulations, you can just as easily find an American counterpart like Papa Johns that makes the same bullshit laments and both of them will cry while raking in millions.  

              This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

              by DisNoir36 on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 11:27:52 AM PDT

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