you are an idiot. you don't hire 1000 people to lay off 900. Many of those laid off are friends of mine and are smarter than you could ever imagine to be. You have no chance of being as smart as they are and obviously no chance of having as much heart as they do. This is a sign that VMware failed to recognize the need to appeal to the consumer of it infrastructure as opposed to it people themselves. They are getting their lunch eaten by the competition in the test/dev IaaS space.
He is at it again. According to the constitution of the united states, the house has the responsibility over financials for the government, not the senate, not the president...period. Tax income is 1.3 trillion and the cost to service our debt is $1 trillion all by itself. There is NO WAY to get out of this mess without cutting spending....period. There is NO WAY to get out of this mess by simply taxing the rich more...period. IT IS MATH People!!! So we will go over the fiscal cliff, not because of republicans, but because of the president and the dems who wont cut spending. IT would be absoluted stupid for the republicans to agree to any change in tax policy by itself. The must demand that entitlements are reformed as well as the tax structure before any deal is done. Other wise there will be no leverage to get the spend happy democrats to cut anything...period.
You can cry about the rich paying their "fair share" all you want. That has absolutely nothing to do with our predicament. And, when you point to the bush tax cuts, the cuts that helped the middle and lower class a whole lot more than it helped the rich (do your homework), you are basically saying that giving them a break didn't help them at all and had nothing to do with reduced revenue.
Get a clue
What I shake my head about are ridiculous statements like the republicans are all rich. Really? Half of the voters who register an affiliation with a party are republican, while only 1% of the population are considered rich. Can you do math? At all? There are plenty of middle class folks who are republicans. And we now know that at least 7% of the black population are not racist and are really concerned about the future of the country as well. Interesting how dems like to call rich white people racists because they disagree with just about everything our arrogant president stands for. Well, at least we know that 41% of white people voted for him. I guess it isn't the white folks who are racist after all? There is racism here, just not from white people.
he spent money on a war that everyone agreed with, or did you forget that? Everyone agreed to go in there, therefore both parties are responsible for that spending. And while I am at it, stop crying about the mess Obama inherited. I recall another guy who inherited the internet bubble, 9/11, and a major hurricane. He did not blame Clinton for the internet bubble (or Al Gore the "inventor" of the internet. Just stop your crying and stop spending, period.
Even Quanell X says that everyone should pay some taxes in an interview on our local Fox station in Houston last night. He specifically said that it is not right that 50% of americans pay no tax.
Oh, by the way.....the fiscal cliff thing was the result of compromise. It is what it is. If we now go over the cliff because Obama wants to change it without given something up,.that is on the dems not the republicans. Or did you forget that?
I would actually like to see a fair system, where everyone pays taxes. Saying that it is fair for the rich to pick up more of the tab while others pay nothing is where you lose most people who disagree with you. Stop saying its fair... It isnt. I dont really mind if the rich pay more, but if they do, so should everyone else..that is what is fair. You might get more support if you actually wanted a fair system. What really makes me laugh is when people in your camp scream to have capital gains increased. they dont stop to realize that raising capital gains affects over 50% of the population, not just the 1%.
Another problem you have is that you had a group of people who controlled all aspects of the government ram legislation down our throats instead of seeking a bi-partisan solution. That piece of crap is what is putting all the pressure on the middle class right now. I happen to be one of those that now has to buy my own insurance and it is twice as expensive now. Thanks. The democrats have demonstrated that they will lie, cheat, and ram stuff through. They dont care about compromise. So, it is a little late for them to say, just let us extend cuts fore everyone other than the 1%....trust us, we will reform medicare later...right. They have lost all credibility. Go over the cliff, fine. Did you see the effect that has on the 1%? They do bear the brunt of the increase. You will get exactly what you want, more than the fair share from the rich.
This is not good for HP. Cramer was on this morning saying to sell HP based upon the Cisco news. They are taking share with UCS servers now, they own the networking market, printer business is not good right now, laptop and personal computers are suffering......
if the cost per employee goes up by 20%, the business may instantly go from being "succesful" to losing money. Have you run a business before? Do you understand that you must make more than you spend? Do you understand the impact of increasing employee costs by 20%?
So your answer is to raise the cost of goods sold? Really? Have you thought through how that will impact you personally. If everything you buy goes up by 20%...how will that impact you?
Instead of name calling, why not try to have a real discussion? If a small business makes $1 million per year and has a 5% margin ($50k) how do they stay in business if healthcare costs go up? Most companies have the majority of their expenses in employees, at least 50%. The cost of an employee is usually 130% to 150% of their annual salary. Did you know that? Don't take my word for it and don't start name calling. Do some research. You have to match taxes, but you also pay health care. Health care is expensive, very expensive. If you didn't provide it before and now have to, that is at least another $1000 per employee per month that you have to cover as a business owner. If this business had 10 employees, that is an additional $10k per month or $120K per year of expense that the business now has to cover.
They were making $50k per year, but now have to cover an additional $120K in cost, exactly how does that math work? Give me an intelligent response if you can. If you keep everyone on, they now have to produce more revenue than before at the same cost level. How do they do that? How do these 10 employees now generate the revenue to cover the additional cost? Is the business owner, the guy you all seem to hate, the one who now has to figure it out?
Well said. Those are the facts and apparently many people don't like the facts. People invest their time and money in a business in order to make money, to improve their families lot in life. They don't start businesses to lose money. To make money, you have to earn more than you spend. This is simple math people. If your expenses go up, while your revenue remains the same, that is not going to work. The only recourse you have is to cut expenses. Guess what every business has been doing over the past 4 years? They have been cutting expenses in order to stay afloat. The only thing left to cut is people. They will reduce hours worked from 40 to 30 in order to avoid forced Obamacare costs. They will cut the numbers as well. Don't blame the business owner. If you want the majority of the employees to keep their jobs and not have the business go under completely, you will will do the math and support the business owner. It will be the idiot who does nothing, keeps on all the employees until he/she runs out of money and closes down who will do the most damage. That will be a 100% job loss as opposed to 15-20% in the example above.