Thursday, September 13, 2012

Killing The Kulaks


Franchisors warn Obamacare will halve profits

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[...] Taco Bell and Kentucky Fried Chicken franchiser David Barr, presumed that the reports about how hard Obamacare will hit them were overblown. "They had their head in the sand," he told Secrets.

That is until he pulled out his powerpoint showing how funding Obamacare will cut his--and likely their--profits in half overnight. With simple math the small business folks understood, he spelled out that their only choice is to slash employee hours so they aren't eligible for company-paid health care or stop offering insurance and pay the $2,000 per employee fine.

But that's not all. His experience tells him that most low-wage workers he would have to cover under Obamacare won't take it because their $995 share is too high, meaning those the program was set up for won't see any benefit. And those who do will because they have major health issues, likely resulting in higher premiums to him.

Barr has 23 stores with 421 employees, 109 of whom are full-time. Of those, he provides 30 with health insurance. Barr said he pays 81 percent of their Blue Cross Blue Shield policy, or $4,073 of $5,028 for individuals, more for families, for a total bill of $129,000 a year. Employees pay $995.

Under Obamacare, however, he will have to provide health insurance for all 109 full-time workers, a cost of $444,000, or two and half times more than his current costs. That $315,000 increase is equal to just over half his annual profit, after expenses, or 1.5 percent of sales. As a result, he said, "I'm not paying $444,000."

Providing no insurance would result in a federal fine of $158,000, $29,000 more than he now spends but the lowest cost possible under the Obamacare law. So he now views that as his cap and he'll either cut worker hours or replace them with machines to get his costs down or dump them on the public health exchange and pay the fine. "Every business has a way to eliminate jobs," he said, "but that's not good for them or me." [FULL]

I hope y'all watched that Glenn Beck video, where he compares the federal agencies created by FDR against the number that will be created by Obamacare.  Why?  I don't know, actually.  It's not like you don't know what a deadly threat he is to this nation. A threat even to the stuck-on-stupid classes who will vote for him again.


Multi-Duty Medical Gizmos 

No Home Should Be Without One—Starting in 2013

Juice did not make this up!

Perfect Halloween Treats!


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     *Due to possible ceramic shortage,  these mugs are limited to 6 per household.


Texas Tail Gating

Oh My

cuzzin ricky

Official poll

Today's Poll*

Would you support the  summary execution of anyone caught casting an illegal ballot in federal elections?

Yes - 68%
No   - 12%
Undecided 20%

* 23,873,000 people channeled by the Official Polling Institute


Today's Intercepted Document
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Monied interests are corrupting our whole political system ...   in Charlotte, dubbed Wall Street South, we busted up big banks with giant bra toss actions outside Bank of America HQs. ... Next we’re taking our powerful pink action team to New York City to mark the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.

Monied interests indeed. I'm obliged always to include bio information with this lot.  They were front and center during the "Arab Spring (into Muslim Brotherhood arms)" orchestrated rebellion that took down Mubarak, and they had administration help from guess who? 


Next, the demonstrators prepared to go to Egypt, to participate in a Hamas-organized "Gaza Freedom March," again to protest Israeli policy. Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin told the media that Hamas “has pledged to ensure our safety” in Egypt. Joining Code Pink on the trip were former Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.

Code Pink members “subscribe in varying degrees to strands of Marxist, neo-Marxist, and progressive left-wing thought, and their ideas belong to a long and complex history of radical politics going back to the early Bolsheviks.”

Between 2008 and 2010, Code Pink made nine trips to Egypt in a campaign to undermine the Egyptian government, which was on friendly terms with Israel and was helping to enforce the Israeli blockade against Gaza. Then, when riots erupted in Egypt in late January 2011—ostensibly protesting the autocratic and corrupt regime of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak—Code Pink representatives were on the ground in Cairo from the very start of the uprising. In early February 2011, Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin reported that her organization had already raised more than $10,000 for the anti-Mubarak protesters. In an effort to augment that sum, Code Pink issued an emergency appeal for an additional $5,000 to fund “the next big uprising” against the Egyptian government.

Code Pink receives financial support from the Tides Foundation, the Streisand Foundation, and the New Priorities Foundation. [Code Pink Profile]

Cancer Cells

Oh My

cuzzin ricky

"Little Known Powers" indeed


Okay, make it a Filthy Obama Sangria
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The sign [ promoting the bar's “Marion Berry’s Dirty Asian Summer Punch.”] was removed Friday after a city agency threatened to drag Tomelden before the D.C. Commission on Human Rights in a rare display of the city’s little-known power to regulate speech in places of public accommodation.

Little known power ?  I have to imagine (with a good deal of hope) that even our dysfunctional Supreme Court would invoke the very well known First Amendment  guaranteeing free speech in this case. 

Disclosure:  This is what happens when Democrats are in charge