Here’s a quick, yet truthful thought. Every large company that is announcing cutting employees’ hours to avoid paying healthcare for them isn’t a company that should be held up in esteem. It is a company who should be avoided as much as possible and derided for being unAmerican.
It is time the profit hogging corporate types and Wall Street bozos start taking care of business and the American Worker. You break your back for forty years, do you get a pension? Hell no, you probably don’t even get a watch. You get a 401K that isn’t worth shit if the banks and Wall Street screw with the economoy, like they did in the run up to the crash of 2008.
Our health care system needs a lot of changes. We spend more than nearly every other developed country and, yet, we’re sicker than ever. Part of this is that we don’t take care of ourselves and part of it is that companies don’t take care of employees.
I have healthcare. I happen to have a skill set that will remain in demand probably until the day I die and beyond. I am blessed because of this. Many people – in fact, the majority of people – are not blest as I am. I will not have to worry about health care, because I’ll never have to work for a company that doesn’t offer it. Even when I worked as a contractor, because of my earning power and salary, I was offered health care paid for by the company – that doesn’t happen often in contracting jobs.
Don’t blame President Obama for forcing companies to do what they should’ve been doing all along. The CEO has health care. The President of the company has health care. So should the workers on the floor who actually perform the duties that keep the company going.
The Republicans don’t understand this.
Fox News doesn’t understand this.
The people in the red states don’t understand this.
We do the work, we should reap the benefits. The guy on top – he didn’t dig that ditch, put that car together, bake that pizza – the guy on top is receiving the big salary made possible by YOUR hard work.
Don’t forget that.