It is those that currently do NOT offer healthcare that are going to be forced to under ObamaCare that will not be able to. I know many small businesses that are just barely paying their owners/managers living wage.. or below living wage.. just above Min wage for the state, and the rest of the workers are getting minimum wage. They in no way could survive if they had to pay for healthcare for all their fulltime employees (as far as I read the fulltime employees are the ones that will be required to have paid for healthcare by their employers) They would have to either lay off people to pay for the healthcare of the few, or reduce everyone's hours so as not to have to pay... Doubt they could afford the fee for not paying for healthcare either. The option of raise the price of their goods or services is not a viable option either as they are already getting less and less customers/clients because the cost of living is too high... just to pay for gas/milk etc.
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Well one thing is if they are truly 'small' they don't have to provide insurance (for example, if there are 3 employees they are not required etc.)
I also think providing only minimum wage to your employees is awful. At least here, you cannot even afford an apartment on min. wage never mind health care.
I guess we can agree to disagree. I would rather pay more and get more and be guaranteed I can keep any coverage I'm paying into and not dropped for X or Y reason.
I also would never work for anyone who didn't provide insurance (minus my last job but I had insurance through dh) so I guess the idea that one would is slightly foreign to me.
I think it's unethical. Workers are grown ups and can decide for themselves who they think would be best. Work can be stressful enough without having to worry your boss will fire you for who you vote for in the election. Aren't our votes supposed to be private and free??
This is just a stupid scare tactic. Was very disgusted to read the articles on some of mitt romney's supporters doing this. I don't care if you are for obama, romney, or an alien, it's a lousy thing to threaten your employees with their jobs.
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I just can't fathom any boss telling employees who they should vote for. No person, no matter their rank in the workplace, should ever be allowed to get away with attempting to influence the votes of his or her subordinates. Ever.
For Romney to even suggest this is just gross. Can't do it off your own merits but want the bosses out there to strong-arm their direct reports....That just puts the a$$ in class.
Alyssa~ earlier in the debate you said the media is not the only place for info and I agree. Should you go to your boss, your pastor, your neighbor, your husband etc. and ask for opinions if they are willing to share on one candidate vs. another then that's awesome. Gathering all the info you can makes you an informed voter.
Going to work and being told a certain candidate is going to hurt your job is threatening.
I find telling your employees that a certain candidate is for your industry and can be detrimental to your company/job is threatening.
ETA~I meant to put that the other candidate is detrimental to your company/job is threatening not the candidate for your industry.
Last edited by Jessica80; 10-19-2012 at 02:30 PM.