“It would have been more honest just to deny it rather than try to destroy it. If denied, it would have gone back to work for a plan for single payer, and it have also dumped Mass. Romney plan, since they had the same mandates.”
“I fully support Warren and Stein on this. There is NO incentive for the big banks to change anything they do as long as there is no corporate or personal penalty for bad behaviour. Oh, yeah, they pay fines. The fines are just part of the cost of doing business. Jamie Dimon got a HUGE bonus after the bank paid the largest fine in US history, because he made sure there was no real personal or corporate penalty. With HSBC someone should have gone to jail, and the bank should lose qualification for special favors.
Our supreme court has said that corporations are people, so lets put offenders in "jail" just like some kid caught smoking pot.”
“What you fail to see is that before this Hubub by Hobby Lobby, the insurance they provided to their employees covered birth control... and they have no compuctions about buying all their stock from China, a country with birth control and forced abortion.”
“Sooner or later it's gonna happen... If Vermont gets it working in 2017, it won't take long before other states take it up. The only way to really fix ACA is to make it Single Payer and get the Insurance Companies out of the mix.”
“And the minimum wage 'temp' workers that make up the bulk of the floor employees don't get access either to this program, or healthcare, or enough hours to actually buy food, get a place to live for the family.
Yeah, this is a great program that allows them to dump expensive employees and replace them with new desperate hungry employees that will work for junk wages.”
“Then please support the drive to raise minimum wage to $10.10/hr. If you won't do that then you are just being cheap. Would you work, paying your own gas, using your own car for $2.50/hr?”
Charlene Jessamine on Apr 2, 2014 at 23:42:00
“Firstly, I'm Canadian. Secondly, your laws are your problem and you should fix them. Thirdly, If you don't like the arrangement, don't work there. Fourthly, none of what you have said has anything to do with what I said. I don't feel we should feel obligated to tip someone to do the job they chose to do.”
“This is not "Supplemental." It IS their income. If you have a good store owner that pays you the minimum of $2.50/hr, tips ARE your income. And that assumes that the store owner doesn't short your hours, or have you work off the clock, or pocket your FICA.”
“As long as store managers assume that most of service staff income is tips, and pay them the minimum of $2.50/hr, then yes, tips are now obligational. If you want to give a good tip, that is always appreciated, but tightwad store managers refuse to pay an actual "wage" to workers. You don't 'have' to tip, but if you don't, you are stealing.”