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The Obama Recession

OPoole Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 5:25 PM
Seriously, pastorial? The one and only reason I started a business is to make a profit. No, I didn't do it out of the goodness of my heart or concern for my fellow man. Our economy and industries thrive due to the motivation to make profits. We do provide products at a reasonable price. However, we do this to ensure that we maintain our customer base and consequently are able to maintain our standard of life. Making money isn't bad or sinful, I challenge you to prove to me that it is. Obviously the owner who risked all to start the business is going to make more than the people he/she employees, and rightfully so. Time to pull your head out of the sand.
In response to:

The Obama Recession

OPoole Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 5:17 PM
Let's not forget that our out of control personal spending habits are mostly to blame for this... American's lost forty percent of their wealth nearly overnight. Politicians are terrible and there is much we can blame them for... But the housing bubble was both a combination of policy failure and personal lust and stupidity.
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The Obama Recession

OPoole Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 5:14 PM
Pat I am a small business owner, and I can tell you that even group healthcare is expensive. Take the hourly wage of your employee, add the cost of workman's compensation, ten percent or so for the portion of their taxes and Social Security that we as the employer pay, as well as numerous other expenses, and the numbers add up quick. I am a strong supporter of high deductible health insurance. Whether or not that will pass the minimum standards of ObamaCare(yet to be determined) remains to be seen.
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