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Another Leftist Admits the Real Goal Is Taxing the Middle Class

SpaceVegetable Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 8:19 AM
Nothing "potential" about it. I work as a contractor and have done so for 20 years. I've seen almost as much activity this year as I did in the dot-com boom. IRS rules make it difficult for companies to hire true independent contractors (thanks to unions pushing these rules to stifle competition), so companies turn to staffing firms and "temp" agencies. I'm not what most think of when you say the word "temp", however. I get paid quite well - usually more than employees make. Sure, I have to cover my own benefits, but I get to choose what I want. Most agencies offer some options these days, anyway. Financially, it's a great deal for me. For my career, it's also good because I get exposure to a lot of new tech and am forced to keep myself...
rpexplorer Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 9:13 AM
I think the impediments of use of company equipment and facilities will cause changes in company structure to allow direct purchase of "job shoppers" services. In the past it was never enough to be worth doing but now, it is not worth not doing. This will also lead to a major reduction in the "captive employment" sector. Temp agencies were a useful dodge in the old days but for the professional, will not be able to compete in the longer term.
SpaceVegetable Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 8:23 AM
... relevant to the market's needs. Age isn't much of a factor, since companies are paying for my experience and not by health care or other benefits that get more expensive as one ages. The staffing firms handle FICA and tax withholdings and even pay into unemployment, so I can collect between gigs.

This year has seen loads of companies who have never used contract workers suddenly starting to bring them on board. It's great for me, but not so hot for those who prefer captive employment. I wish I could clone myself, since I could literally employ a dozen of me and still have jobs go begging.

Obama has staked out a very dogmatic and inflexible position on class-warfare tax hikes and he obviously wants all of us to think only the “rich” will be impacted.

I think it’s foolish to penalize investors, entrepreneurs, small business owners and other upper-income taxpayers. What nation, after all, has ever prospered by placing obstacles in front of those who create jobs? France? Don’t make me laugh.

But I’m also amazed that anyone believes Obama isn’t going to screw the middle class as well. The simple reality is that there aren’t enough rich people to finance big government.