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  •  Not to piss on everyone's parade... (0+ / 0-)

    but I think more is going to come out about this story. Just a quick check reveals that his company has annual revenue of $>160,000 a year (lowest) to $<500,000 a year (highest). I hope we haven't jumped on this one as hard as the Koch bros. did for their shill, without verifying the facts, to try to bring the good of the ACA to light

    •  This ^^^^ I always like to wait a day or two... (0+ / 0-)

      A mind like a book, has to be open to function properly.

      by falconer520 on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 11:48:22 AM PDT

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    •  What company? (2+ / 0-)
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      True North, T J Lewis

      As I see it, he's a self-employed logger whose income was low enough that he qualified for a silver plan for $25 a month.  

      What are you reading that I am not?

      We are all in this together.

      by htowngenie on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 11:55:56 AM PDT

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    •  Revenue does not equal income (5+ / 0-)

      Ask any business owner or account.

      He'll have expenses - equipment, liability insurance, vehicles, etc. He likely hires people here and there, and he has to pay them, and pay workman's comp and taxes.

      If his REVENUE is 160, he'll be lucky to take home half of that. Maybe. I'd bet he takes home considerably less.

    •  Can you link to a source? (1+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest

      And is that gross revenue or profit? Lot's of companies generate revenues of half a million a year without generating huge profits.

      And I'm not sure how that affects the gist of the story anyway.

      •  I have to agree (2+ / 0-)
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        Max Udargo, RiveroftheWest

        It doesn't matter how much money this guy makes with his own company. He didn't have health care and now he does. Cheap.

        I'd need to check Zumrum13's source. How does he even know the name of this guy's company--or even if he's incorporated? I run my company completely unincorporated, it's that small--and I just assumed this guy cut down trees, split them and delivered them like I run my company.

        "I feel a lot safer already."--Emil Sitka

        by DaddyO on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 02:41:43 PM PDT

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