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Old 04-21-2010, 01:36 PM  
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Democrats: dedicated to keeping the poor in their place

We just got a postcard from the IRS at work. It basically is informing employers that if average wages are less than $50k per year, the company can get medical insurance subsidies.

Pretty freaking outrageous.
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Old 04-25-2010, 06:27 PM   #46
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Old 04-25-2010, 06:42 PM   #47
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Old 04-25-2010, 07:23 PM   #48
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Old 04-26-2010, 07:28 AM   #49
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I'm going to need to see some proof.
I stand corrected....not quite the same article but both are from USA Today and use the same data.

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Old 04-27-2010, 07:25 PM   #50
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Old 05-12-2010, 01:11 PM   #51
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We just hired a guy for $35k. If we'd have known this a month ago, we'd have offered him $25k. I'm not even kidding. This is HORRIBLE economics by a bunch of shortsighted amateurs.
the people with power always change the rules to their desires.

It's all about gaining acceptance from your new masters.

call it a little treat.
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Old 05-12-2010, 01:58 PM   #52
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Government Workers Make 45% More Than Private Sector Employees

A new report from the Bureaus of Labor Statistics that was released today, shows that almost 15 million Americans are currently out of work and unable to find jobs. Worse still, those with jobs have not seen their wages increase much in the last 10 years. However, government workers are enjoying a boom in hiring and generous salary increases thanks in large part to very cushy pensions and other benefits.

The pay differential between public sector employees and the private sector shows a troubling trend. Government workers have benefited greatly, even during the severe recession, and their wages now outpace the employee compensation in private industry.
Sure as hell not in the government for which Bob Dole works (state of Texas). The salaries at Bob Dole's agency, even when you add in the benefits, are significantly lower than market rate across the board.
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Old 05-12-2010, 02:11 PM   #53
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Sure as hell not in the government for which Bob Dole works (state of Texas). The salaries at Bob Dole's agency, even when you add in the benefits, are significantly lower than market rate across the board.
I heard yesterday on the radio that due to a projected budget shortage they are thinking about going to a 4 day week or maybe even unpaid furloughs for state employees. And this is supposed to be one of the strongest states economically!
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Old 07-25-2010, 05:11 PM   #54
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Old 07-26-2010, 01:08 PM   #55
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So in this thread Taco John gave a real life example of how idiotic government policies directly influenced a decision he made regarding how much to pay someone, and Orange, who knows nothing about Taco John or his company, insists that the decision was not made in that manner.

It's pretty clear that Orange has never hired anyone.

These types of decisions are made every day. I know that whenever I hire anyone I have a great of latitude regarding what I offer as a starting salary. The decision is based upon a lot of things, including education, experience, and how badly I think I'll want to retain that employee in the future.

This is what happens when you get guys like our current President with no practical experience, and you put them in charge of making policy. They think they know everything, when in fact they don't know what the hell they are talking about.
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Old 07-26-2010, 01:36 PM   #56
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It's pretty clear that Orange has never hired anyone.

Yes, I have. I managed a store and you're an idiot. Spelled correctly because it's the truth.


But since you're such an expert on hiring, answer this question that TJ never could, Mr. Rockefeller:


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and again. Tell me again WHY your company payed $10,000 they didn't have to - "it was in the budget" just doesn't cut it.
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Old 07-26-2010, 01:47 PM   #57
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So in this thread Taco John gave a real life example of how idiotic government policies directly influenced a decision he made regarding how much to pay someone, and Orange, who knows nothing about Taco John or his company, insists that the decision was not made in that manner.

p.s. I hope your decision-making isn't as bad as your reading comprehension. Tell me EXACTLY what Taco John's "real life decision influenced by idiotic government policies" was.


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Old 07-26-2010, 02:44 PM   #58
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Wow. What a suprise. Liberal bloggers who don't understand the economics of incentive think this looks good. How wonderful! Small business owners are incentivized to keep wages low across the board. And the best part for the business owners: their salary doesn't count! LOL!

Stay below 25 workers. Keep their average below $50k. Keep all the profits to yourself. Democrat economics!
Then bitch about business owners "hoarding" profits and that's why it is necessary to raise the tax rate.
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Old 07-26-2010, 04:58 PM   #59
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Yes, I have. I managed a store and you're an idiot. Spelled correctly because it's the truth.


But since you're such an expert on hiring, answer this question that TJ never could, Mr. Rockefeller:

I could answer that question easy, but you wouldn't accept the answer - you said "it was in the budget" doesn't cut it. But that's the simple answer. My boss gave me budget, and I didn't play any games with it. I didn't care to wrangle. I just offered the amount and the person accepted it.

Now this being said, you may have had a point if the savings from any negotiation that I did was retained in my department. I would have been incentivized to low ball the guy and use the extra dollars for other projects. But I wasn't going to see that extra money.
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:58 AM   #60
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Yes, I have. I managed a store and you're an idiot. Spelled correctly because it's the truth.


But since you're such an expert on hiring, answer this question that TJ never could, Mr. Rockefeller:
OK, so you HAVE hired someone.

That makes your bluster about Taco John's hiring decision that much worse.
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