We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
ObamaCare will hurt many among the poor and vulnerable.ObamaCare will reduce employment prospects for those lower in the wage scale.ObamaCare will reduce the economyís growth that creates jobs, and pays the taxes for social and basic governmental programs.
Simple economic and business truth #1: Increase the cost of employing workers and fewer will be employed.
Simple economic and business truth #2: The more marginal workers and those with fewer skills will go first or not be hired.
Simple economic and business truth #3: To maintain or expand production, with fewer workers, substitute capital investment and use of more skilled workers.
Simple economic and business truth #4: Increased taxes on investments reduces the availability of capital and thereís less to invest or hire.
Simple economic and business truth #5: These truths donít seem to hold for government workers, as taxes increase to keep them employed and their unions cut deals with politicians to not cut their wages, benefits or numbers.