Fitz File on Why Businesses Should Quit Bitching

As reported everywhere, the census bureau showed that more people moved into poverty last year...again. That is just more Republican Immorality, moving working families into poverty while CEOs make millions more each year. But, Fitz hits upon the part of the report that I found most interesting, the number of people without health insurance increased and the percentage stayed constant.

but that that fewer people are being insured at work, with Medicaid and other government programs picking up the slack.

Fitz then goes on to make it clear WHY business needs to quit complaining about their taxes.

That makes is especially frustrating when business lobbyists clamor for tax cuts and point to Medicaid as a place to save money to pay for them. Medicaid and other government health care services are increasingly providing health care for employees that business lobbyists say that businesses can no longer afford to cover.

You can’t have lower taxes and increased Medicaid coverage for your employees. It doesn’t add up. It also is a reminder of how short-sighted the Senate was last session for refusing to consider a plan to establish a high-risk insurance pool to help people with chronic illnesses have a chance to buy coverage.

And, that is that. You can't cut taxes, which Republicans try to convince small businesses is best for them, and cover all of your employees with Medicaid. That means that if you continue to fight for lower taxes, then you're telling your workers that you don't even want them to have Medicaid, that you want them to join the nearly 50 million people without health insurance.

In addition, you are saying to soldiers and veteran's that you don't want them to have healthcare. You are saying to parents that you don't want their children to have health insurance. You're telling all of the people that rely on public health insurance, that you want them to become uninsured as well.


Of course

That means more profits AND less taxes!

What does?

Sorry, missed your point.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.

Robert, somewhere

at some point - either NYT or WaPo had a long piece on just how few corporations pay their tax bills. It was a while ago, so I'm sure it's behind a firewall now, but I remember being amazed and wondering why the IRS doesn't do anything about it.

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The truth is that American business

makes a crapload of profits. Sure, not as much as during the Robber Barron era that Republicans would like to take us back to, but a lot.

As for the other men, who worked in tank rooms full of steam, and in some of which there were open vats near the level of the floor, their peculiar trouble was that they fell into the vats; and when they were fished out, there was never enough of them left to be worth exhibiting -- sometimes they would be overlooked for days, till all but the bones of them had gone out to the world as Durham's Pure Leaf Lard! - Upton Sinclair in The Jungle

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.

The republicans, who like to remind us of history

Just never seem to learn the lessons of history. Let's long do you think it will take for the average American to rise up and finally do something about the robberepublicans again? Do ya think they'll bring their axes and pitchforks again this time?

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.