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  •  Nothing you said irked me... (0+ / 0-)

    I tried to make a comment about how employers use healthcare as a means of bonding their employees to their crappy jobs as opposed to starting their own business to compete.

    Walmart has no respect for their employees and consider them easily replacable.  The system is rigged against small business start-ups that could compete against Wal-mart and they have no fear of any competition from any small business (or any real anti-trust litigation for that matter).  

    You seem to be taking this much more personal than I am(or anyone else I have read from my perspective).  My initial comment wasn't meant to be at odds with yours.  It was intended to add another reason we have the current system in place as opposed to a single payer system.  Your fact about WWII benefits was informative without the inclusion of:

    not really some nefarious peon control mechanism .  . .
    Everything up until that point added nicely to the conversation.

    "Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not YET sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favour..."

    by Buckeye Nut Schell on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 07:20:24 AM PST

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    •  The thing is, the employer based health (1+ / 0-)
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      started in WW2 when the GOVERNMENT put in place wage controls.

      It was the PRIVATE EMPLOYERS who tried to get around this - that is benefit the workers - by offering some juicy plums like health insurance.

      So in this particular story, they're not really the bad guys, seriously, they're not!  And that's basically the historical record for anybody who cares to look it up.

      •  Yes, that's how it started (0+ / 0-)

        But is not the case now.

        Now it's used as a threat over workers to keep them in line. That's why business hasn't backed single payer, which would let them completely off the hook when it comes to health care, lowering their costs.

        Women create the entire labor force. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sympathy is the strongest instinct in human nature. - Charles Darwin

        by splashy on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 02:40:19 AM PST

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