It Took Just Minutes To Find Profound Stupidity In Pelosi's Bill

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  1. Revmitchell

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    The drafters and supporters of the 1,990-page health care restructuring bill released by Nancy Pelosi this morning really don't understand how business works.

    I've had only a few minutes to look at the bill, but one fundamental and profound stupidity jumped out at me.

    The bill defines which businesses are subject to the health care tax based upon the dollar amount of employee payroll. There even is a sliding scale right in the bill (section 501, at page 276) which tops out at 8% for businesses with $750,000 of annual payroll. Annual payroll is defined as the "aggregate wages" paid by the employer.

    This provision creates incentives for businesses to keep down payroll. One way would be not to hire anyone whose compensation would fall under the definition of payroll under the bill.

    In other words, outsource whatever you can. Hire a software engineer in India, or ship manufacturing to China, or structure your business in such a way that you send 1099s not W-2s to the people who work for you (and hire an accountant and tax lawyer to navigate IRS rules on independent contractors).

    The message of the bill is that whatever you do, if you want to grow your business without paying the health care tax, do not add employees.


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  2. carpro

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    There will be many more instances of stupidity discovered, once people actually have a chance to go over the bill.

    It's inevitable. If it's Pelosi's bill, it has to be largely idiotic.
     
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    It won't make any difference. These democrats are determined to make this country Socialist before the people can do anything about it. And Pelosi from Sodom by the Sea is a prime mover.
     
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    These liberals are completely invested in this thing... Their success or failure will be measured here.. They've waited half a century for this power grab.

    I don't think they can pull it off..
     

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