Bite Me, Mr. President
By Timothy L. Messett
Obama just stated "that American Businesses did not do it on their own". With all due respect Mr. President...Bite me.
The Employees did not work 18 hour days and around the clock many, many times. They did not work seven days a week for years on end. They did not skip family vacations until it was too late to start. They did not shoulder any financial responsibility should the business fail. They did not have to comply with thousands of pages of regulations. They did not have to deal with Bank loans, Business Plans, credit lines, record keeping and insurance. They did not have to pay unemployment or worker's comp insurance premiums. They did not have to match SS deposits to supposedly guarantee retirement benefits.
In return, we paid a fair salary. We shared in profits every profitable year. We made maximum contributions to pension and profit sharing plans. We purchased dozens of cars for our best employees. We have paid off mortgages for great employees at retirement. We kept sick employees at full pay for months without chance of reimbursement. We paid for weeks of vacations. We paid 100% of the EE's Major Medical costs.
Yes, not all companies do this, but that is THEIR decision, not the government's through taxation. On the whole, the economy and employees are much better off with an employer than the US Government. If an Employee does not like the Employer, he has a choice to work elsewhere. The Government gives Employees (or Employers) no options.
And yes, Mr. Barack, the Government roads and services do help employers with business, but no more than they help the employees. Employees need the roads and services not just for business, but for every aspect of their lives. Over all, the government and their regulations and taxes hurt business more than they help. Oh, and by the way, we paid for those roads with our taxes, not by some miracle of government funding.
So Mr. President, please bite me, and hopefully it will be your last opportunity after the Nov elections.
For all who read this, please Un-friend me if you disagree. I really don't want ignorant friends. Especially you young adults and children.....it is your future that is being mortgaged and destroyed, and sadly, most of you really don't realize it or care.