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  •  And like buying their products from China where (4+ / 0-)
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    those workers are paid horribly AND where there is still a one-child policy in place (which has been slightly "relaxed" so that families can have two children if one parent is an only child) and where abortions can still be forced?

    And like still investing in companies that actually manufacture the contraceptives that Hobby Lobby claims to have a "sincerely held belief" against?

    Oh...and considering that BEFORE the ACA mandate, over 95% of companies with 50 or more employees offered health insurance...perhaps you'd tell us why you are so impressed that Hobby Lobby "provided health insurance before there was any mandate"?  

    (As an aside, the drop in employer-provided insurance...and there certainly was one before the mandate...was among employers with LESS than 50 employees.  But what does that have to do with Hobby Lobby?)

    And, while I'm certainly glad they pay more than minimum wage, I would correct your comment to point out that they only pay FULL-TIME entry level hourly folks twice the minimum wage.  

    Granted, they pay part time entry level hourly folks $9.50...which is also obviously better than $7.25...but it's also $4.50 an hour less than full time entry level hourly folks.

    Just kinda makes me wonder what different types of jobs we're talking about that justify such a significant difference in hourly pay.  

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