Monday, November 9, 2009

Cleaver Doesn't Disappoint on "Health Care" Vote.

The right Reverend Emmanuel Cleaver (that'd be Congressman to you son) went right along with 218 of his fellow Lib-Dems and cast his vote with House Speaker Nancy Pelosio to further bankrupt our great nation by theoretically providing health care for all.
This bill wreaks and is nothing more than an unfunded mandate on small business already strapped by an over-reaching, Pelosi/Reid caused recession, to pony up even MORE money to pay for government mandated employee health care.
But wait -
Small businesses with a payroll of less than $500,000 are exempt.
Some quick math for you non-entrepeneurial types. $500-k is roughly 8.5 employees (at $50-k each) - plus bens. Ask your neighborhood micro-business owner(which is how businesses with less than 10 employees are classified by the gov-ment) how he'she's faring these days. Chances are not good! Now, add on mandatory health care to the ticket and you've got the recipe for a chapter 7 perfect storm. If you thought unemployment was bad in Q-1 of 2009, you ain't seen nothin yet.

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Applecart T. said...

please point me in the direction of a small business that pays every (any) employee $50,000 a year.

JustyneTyme said...

Applecart T, just because you don't see $50k in your check each year doesn't mean the business isn't paying that out. Base salary, benefits, payroll taxes all add up. This is just another burdensome tax. Oh, wait, I forgot. The benevolent gov'ment will happily sell you a policy through their "exchange". Have you looked at the example they're using: Massachusetts?

I'm no expert so I rely on those who are. Cary Hall reports that the same policy the MA gov't will sell under their version of the exchange for $159/month for a healthy male age 25, can be purchased here in MO's more or less free market for $59/month. Now just exactly how are we supposed to be bringing down the deficit with numbers like that?

One good thing I've heard about the bill (if this is truly in it): allow medicare to negotiate with drug companies, just like private insurance companies do. Put that together with insurance companies competing across state lines and tort reform and you have the beginning of real reform that doesn't throw the baby out with the bathwater.