The End of Employees

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    "Never before have big employers tried so hard to hand over chunks of their business to contractors. From Google to Wal-Mart, the strategy prunes costs for firms and job security for millions of workers"

    The End of Employees


    I have something to put a stop to this BS.

    -Base Federal tax for corporations at 30% of revenue.

    -Raise minimum wage to $23.50/hr. Based on where minimum wage should be using 1970-2018 rise in food, shelter, and transportation.

    -Eliminate all business subsidies (deductions/write-offs/write-downs) except for employee expenses which are deducted dollar-for-dollar on all city, state, and Federal taxes and fees with the Feds refunding city, State, and fees.

    -Companies with unlimited employees; employee expenses above the deduction are subsidized at 100% with funds usually give back to the States.

    -Adjust Social Security and private/public retirement and pension payments using 1970-2018 price structure.

    -Remove the FICA limit.

    -Back down ALL costs, prices, fees, to January 1, 2009 levels and hold them for 15 years which will eliminate inflation.

    -Recall ALL off-shore investments tax free, and disallow any further off-shore investments.

    -Make inversion illegal.

    My plan would reduce business costs for employees and taxes to 30%. That's a 15%-30% drop.

    My plan would put BILLIONS into the economy daily.

    My plan would put the $100 trillion plus currently owned by corporate America back into the economy.

    My plan would end all welfare.

    My plan would significantly increase social security and pension payments.

    My plan would hold prices for 10 years, thus eliminating inflation.

     
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    No.

    In this economy and time in history; if you're not a provider of unique content either through your art, your labor, or your intelligence; you're really at a disadvantage. If I had kids, I'd be teaching them how to be a content provider instead of a content consumer. One can name their price*; one will pay the price.

    (*) as long as the market will bear it.
     
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    My plan Makes Americans Great Again!
     
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    Why is using contractors bad? I have been working in the utility construction industry for 20+ years (with a few breaks). That has been the standard for many, many companies. When Comcast or Verizon wants to upgrade their systems, do you think they buy lots of bigger bucket trucks and equipment? Do you think they hire hundreds of new employees for a 2 or 3 year project? No. They call in a contractor who gets paid production. Meaning they get paid for what they build, not for how many hours they worked. When the project is finished, Comcast or Verizon or whomever is not left with lots of employees they can't use and tons of equipment they have to store or auction off. And the contractors move on to other projects in other places.
     
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    Exactly. There are still employees. They're just employed by the contractor doing specialized work instead of the company paying for the work to be done.
     
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    I'm doing what the op is complaining about now.
    LOL
     
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    No it doesn't it puts companies that work on low margins out of business
     
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    Nothing wrong. We’re moving from vertical integration to lateral specialist. So it’s a different reality. The upshot is that whereas in the past, the labor and management were in the same boat. Now it’s two (or more) boats and there is little concern for the other crew
     
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    Walmart can't run it's own distribution center?
     
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    Virgin America reservations?
     

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