I know this is probably futile. The people who agree already know all this, and the people who disagree don't want to hear it, but in the off chance that some good may come of it I decided to post it for perusal by others. http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/200 ... crats.html
Nothing like writing a "questionnaire" that is SO skewed as to be amusing!
Lets fix your questions:
#1 A is OK, B should include the phrase "and go bankrupt." at the end of the last sentence.
#2 A is OK, B should begin with "Strongly enforce the currently existing policies of reducing/eliminating all responsibility to our workers by..."
#3 The Question needs to be amended "whose family income is above $250,000." Now becomes "whose family income is above $250,000, less than 1% of small business owners."
A) should now conclude with "continuing to pay tax on the reported funds and avoiding the tax ONLY on the PROFIT above $250K while risking extreme fines and potential jail time
#4 A) should conclude with "while forgoing with the fairly low risk profit afforded by the plan."
B) "hire a major law firm" should become "be prepared to hire a major law firm should it become necessary"
Add a C) Participate in the effort, acquire assets that appreciate strongly over the next few years (since they are backed by real property, supported by federal insurance and underpriced almost exclusively because of a flaw in the accounting laws) all while earning the respect and thanks of your regulators for risking your resources to support them.
#5 change "and other pending regulations." to "and other regulations which brings the US regulation in line with all other industrial nations."
B)replace the "begin" with "Continue."
#6 A) add "and trigger a massive drop in the dollar which will destroy the Chinese economy, which has a higher GDP percentage sunk in T-Bills than the % US GDP at risk. The drop in economy will destabilize the government leading to a massive revolt and civil war removing the communist party from power (and probably killing all the leaders). While at the same time the US now becomes a much more attractive place to manufacture destroying the value of the massive manufactuing infrastructure recently put in place financed through trade with the US."
#7) A)after "Washington" you replace the remainder with "have had no long term effect on the stock market since it's inception and will notice that the stock market has ALWAYS generated a profit over any 10 year period including the period with the Great Depression and New Deal. In addition you will notice that the Dow earns an average of 11% annually over almost any 10 year period.
And hopefully add C) "Pay off all outstanding debt, pay off the mortgage and save 6 months so you never need to worry about losing a job or the general economy again."
#8) A ends with "while not protecting yourself since temp workers, even heired through an agency, must be treated as full employees under current laws after only a few months of service. While at the same time you are restricting yourself from the best talent putting yourself at a competitive disadvantage INSTEAD of creating the systems necessary to spot and prevent the discrimination in question.
B ends with "since you acted fairly, kept proper records and realize that even under the new law it is very difficult for employees to win a suit due to the "reasonable business needs" clause.
Dave, I am an MBA. I have run several businesses. I freely admit that the laws coming out are a dramatic departure from the last 30 years. However a change does not mean death. Even under the new laws the deck is still stacked in favor of the employeer to a large degree. Thoes that treat thier people well and look beyond the next P&L statment will do just fine.