Get Ready for Congress to Tell Us ...

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    ... that it's all the corporations' fault that they cannot hire people or even keep those they have employed. Certainly the coming increases in unemployment and corporate flight offshore cannot have anything to do with any legislation or government oppression.

    Waxman has summoned the CEOs of corporations who DARED to criticize the bill for costing them too much. The public flogging starts April 21st.

    AT&T, Deere CEOs Called by Waxman to Back Up Health-Bill Costs - BusinessWeek

    The intimidation starts.

    (Waxman sent the summons Saturday night, too. He be bad, eh?)
     
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    a friend of mine lost his job yesterday,, TWO weeks away from retirement.. these people suck.
     
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    As I keep reminding people:

    The Nanny State is morphing into The Bully State.
     
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    It's all gonna be ok..... Obama cares.
     
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    Let me guess....they blamed it on Obamacare, right?
     
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    Of course not.... it was the Obama recession. Obamacare doesn't start for years... hence the "urgency".

    Get with the program asshat.
     
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    Oh yes...the recession that didn't start until Obama took office, THAT recession. Thanks.
     
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    Unfortunately for the large employers, the accounting rules require them to eliminate those deductions immediately. Thus, even though nothing is supposed to happen as far as any alleged benefit to any citizen until some time, the employers are immediately penalized.

    Massive layoffs to come.

    Mass exodus of employers offshore.
     
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    I can't believe that people can look at what this Congress is doing and not be horrified. What right in the United States of America does Congress have to demand that CEO'S of PRIVATE companies stand before them and explain themselves. IRS audit maybe.. but CONGRESS? People better open their eyes.

    Democrats threaten companies hit hard by health care bill
    By: Byron York
    Chief Political Correspondent
    March 28, 2010
    Rep. Henry Waxman, chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, has summoned some of the nation's top executives to Capitol Hill to defend their assessment that the new national health care reform law will cost their companies hundreds of millions of dollars in health insurance expenses. Waxman is also demanding that the executives give lawmakers internal company documents related to health care finances -- a move one committee Republican describes as "an attempt to intimidate and silence opponents of the Democrats' flawed health care reform legislation."



    Read more at the Washington Examiner: Democrats threaten companies hit hard by health care bill | Washington Examiner
     
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