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The Real Impact of Obamacare - Higher Costs for Customer - Lower Pay for Workers

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maddmatt Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
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In yet another example of the reality of Obama's reelection, businesses have no hope relief of the stifling conditions of Obamacare. What is passed as a noble effort to provide health services out of thin air, is resulting in businesses that make little profits to reduce employee hours costing low-paid workers vital hundreds per paycheck, and raising costs on goods consumed by mainly middle and low class customers.

This is a very real example of how inflating and artificially promoting something with very real costs as "free healthcare for all" impacts small businesses like this and middle and low income consumers. If you are a low-wage earner already, your pay is negatively impacted to stay below required hours thresholds that Obamacare requires. So you are now making less and still getting no benefit. To double-hit you, the goods you can afford from these small business now cost more, further depleting the value of the little money you make.

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'Obviously, I'd love to cover all our employees under that insurance,' said Metz.
'But to pay $5,000 per employee would cost us $175,000 per restaurant and unfortunately, most of our restaurants don't make $175,000 a year. I can't afford it.'
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Profitable restaurants on average make around $250 per seat of actual profit. Simple math for a successful restaurant is 200 x $250 = $50,000. If you only have 10 employees, the added cost of Obamacare would eat up all of your profit. Any more employees in that restaurant (cooks, servers, hostess, bartenders, management, busboys) and you are taking a loss each and every year.

The usual suspects will bash these restaurant owners as greedy fatcats, but the reality is that most businesses like this simply can't afford the costs to come out of what little they actually make. So the reality is to cut hours/pay and/or increase the cost to the customer effectively creating another tax through inflation on the public.

Are businesses doing this just to thumb their noses at Obama? No. They are doing it for survival. And whether you think business owners are greedy or not, the reality is that this election made sure that many businesses like this will need to do exactly what this one has been forced to do in order to survive. You can't promote business growth while you are actively bashing those who need the environment to grow.
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gussiejives Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then let's go single payer or public option... oh darn.
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Why-did-Kenji-die Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Yep. And 100 mill people are already on welfare
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meanus Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
anything the government gets involved in will be totally and completely fucked up to the max...witness our bizarro health care system. Lyndon Johnson and his pals started dumping money in it and now its the most fucked up, hurtful thing in the universe
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Agburanar Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Are you implying American firms need an excuse to cut their serfs' pay?

Don't be absurd!
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meanus Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Obamacare is just another socialist disaster the democrats are inflicting on our sad nation. Stick a fork in us, we are done...third world status withing twenty years
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mgonzales041090 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Granted, it's only socialist when the Democrats implement. Never mind that it's a Republican idea, head-to-toe.
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meanus Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
yep, they are all socialist but at least the repubs believe in jobs
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mgonzales041090 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You don't have a job, do you?


I do... :)
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:iconmeanus:
meanus Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
yes, I have a job
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Kiwi-Punch Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Prove it.
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:iconmeanus:
meanus Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
ok
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Kiwi-Punch Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Quit dodging. I said prove it.
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emilyericson Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Perhaps you would enjoy this lovely painting I did recently. [link]
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:iconmgonzales041090:
mgonzales041090 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I FUCKING LOVE THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *haaaaaaaaaappppppppppyyyyyyyface*
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emilyericson Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Why thank you.
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:iconmeanus:
meanus Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
does that painting of a hobo symbolize our new national outlook?
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:iconmaddmatt:
maddmatt Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Very nice. You really caught the essence of OJ in that.
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:iconvisionoftheworld:
VISIONOFTHEWORLD Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Freedom is not free.

Get over it or go live in another country where everything is free. (And let me know what country that is when you get there)
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:iconmaddmatt:
maddmatt Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Oppression is not free either.
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:iconvisionoftheworld:
VISIONOFTHEWORLD Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
America is a free country. You are not oppressed, stop whining and playing victim. Nobody owes you a damn thing. Quit being a baby and follow the law.
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maddmatt Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Being forced to pay for something you are not getting is not freedom.

No one is asking to be owed anything. Just a choice to not pay for nothing.
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:iconrestinmotion:
RestInMotion Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
So you're saying you are oppressed because your taxes go to elementary schools?

Also, you criticize Obamacare as if it wasn't originally a Republican idea. And before you start talking about the tax, that was also a Republican idea.
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maddmatt Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
My children got good use of their elementary school.

Haha.....I love how things get popular on the net.
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:iconmgonzales041090:
mgonzales041090 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Being forced to pay for something you are not getting is not freedom.
Those are called taxes. It's what payed for your education little buddy.
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Debit Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Replace taxes with a swarm of individualized public service billing accounts. (e.g. a monthly bill for road use, national defense, police, fire brigade, parks & recreation, libraries & museums, schools, environmental & health regulations, etc.) Make these accounts look more convincing by calculating charges based on per-use pricing. (e.g. per mile, per gallon of gas, per pound of metal, per hour, etc.) Afterward, let anti-tax complainers sort out their monthly bills on their own.
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Jeysie Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It always amazes me how conservatives keep saying that government should be run more like a business (or run by the businesses), yet how many successful businesses do you know that give people services and let those people pay for them only if they feel like it? Yet that's pretty much what right-wingers say the government should do.

Actually, when I feel like clogging my inbox up with more crap from people again, I should make a post showing how the country would actually be run if it was run like a successful business. (Basically, the right-wingers would hate it a lot more than the left-wingers would.)
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Debit Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you have followed my train of thinking, you would probably notice that it leads to accounting nightmare.

Let-s take roads: Should we partition them into an array of private properties, then impose toll charges accordingly? If so, we need to set up a system to account for each road users. Furthermore, different road segments belong to different owners, each sending out their own billing statements. Hmmm ... more jobs for collection agencies (well ... delinquent payments must be dealt with!). Adding additional layers of administrative overhead!
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CouchyCreature Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
please excuse my rant being hitched to your wagon...
That maddmatt, he is such a kidder. Taxes are paying for some kind of product or service [link] ...hah.

Taxes pay for the infrastructure and services that a government feels they have an obligation and mandate to provide to the whole of the society they govern.

Does he whine about roads if he doesn't drive? Does he complain about the postal service if he doesn't get or send any mail? Does he whine about the FAA if he doesn't fly? Does he complain about the costs of the military if they aren't fighting a battle he has a personal interest in? Does he object to taxes being used by the governmment to aid those struck by natural disasters because they didn't happen to him personally? If he does (as is likely) he is just a selfish prick who doesn't deserve to be a member of any society.
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Debit Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Set up 're-education camps' for such complainers ...... hehehehe :D
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maddmatt Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Actually, taxes are paying for some kind of product or service. Paying for nothing is not how any other tax works, junior.

How many school taxes do you pay for not building a school?
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VISIONOFTHEWORLD Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
What are you being forced to pay for that you are not getting
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:iconmaddmatt:
maddmatt Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
You didn't actually read the article.
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:iconvisionoftheworld:
VISIONOFTHEWORLD Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
you gonna answer the question or not? This is about what you think, not the bullshit you found on the internet.
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:iconmaddmatt:
maddmatt Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
This is about the real impacts of this policy as described.

My opinion is that people are ignorant of reality and have some ideal of free healthcare.
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DannimonDesigns Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Either everybody gets health coverage of some kind, or make it so that only those that can afford it will get treatment and those who cant afford it will wither and die. Either way Im sick of this discussion.
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sonrouge Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Or get government out of the equation.
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micorasol Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The liberals don't get it.

They want social services to run like here, in Europe. That's not necessarily bad. What is bad is that they don't wanna now we pay for that social services. They live in their fantasy world and don't want to meet the real one.

Honestly, I'm not surprised. Most of liberals graduated some shitty majors like gender studies, culture science, English literature or psychology and they catch some warm job in governmental sector or non-profit organisations. They know shit about the economy and how business work.
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RestInMotion Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Yeah, because the conservatives understand it so much better.
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micorasol Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I think they do. Weren't that you guys, who were accusing gov. Romney for being a rich businessman for the last two years? Barack Obama, on the other hand, have almost never experience real work in private sector.
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RestInMotion Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Was that even a sentence?
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:iconmicorasol:
micorasol Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yep.
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:iconrestinmotion:
RestInMotion Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
"Weren't that you guys, who were accusing gov. Romney for being a rich businessman for the last two years? Barack Obama, on the other hand, have almost never experience real work in private sector."

No, it wasn't. xD
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micorasol Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Okay, I'll rephrase.

For the last year gov. Romney was being attacked by the liberals for being a successful and rich businessman. He had been attacked for expecting the others to do the same thing. President Obama, on the other hand, spend all his life in public sector, with an exception of two-year long low level job in some law firm and had been praised for promising stupid people that they have rights to demand money from the others (those, who work hard in private sector). Considering that, it is fair to assume that most of the liberals know nothing about real work in real business while most of the conservatives know at least more about how the economy goes.
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RestInMotion Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
The only part of this that was correct in any way was "Okay, I'll rephrase"
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kitsumekat Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Stop calling yourself liberal then.
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:iconmicorasol:
micorasol Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's not my fault your American meaning of the world 'liberal' is fucked up. Liberal comes from a Latin word meaning 'free'. Making other people to pay for your insurance is far away from 'free'.
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RestInMotion Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
"Making other people to pay for your insurance is far away from 'free'."

This argument is the dumbest thing. Seriously. You're okay with paying for other people's education, safety, well-being, roads, and a number of other things but as far as saving someone's life go, that's crossing the line.
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micorasol Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Not really. Every American pays taxes (at least every American is supposed to), and that taxes include paying for education, safety, roads and so on. Of course, rich people pay more in nominal numbers but the percentage in income is the same or similar. For instance, in Poland approximately 15% of taxes paid goes for education and no matter if you earn $1,000,000 a year of $10,000 a year, 15% of your taxes goes to education.

When it comes to health care, things work different. Under Obamacare, rich and middle class people have to buy insurance for themselves and (as employers) for the poor too, which is unfair in my humble opinion. Again, in Poland 8.4% of each person's income goes to health care, no matter how much each person earn. In the US under ACA, on the other hand, middle and upper class have to buy insurances while lower class have insurance provided by the government and the others.
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kitsumekat Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Public or private, you're already paying for someone's insurance.
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micorasol Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
And you're referring to what exactly?
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