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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:52 PM

Just in case people don't know, or may have forgotten

Businesses are NOT started/maintained/expanded/nurtured because the owners/starters did/do it to "create jobs".

They do it to MAKE MONEY.

Some people start businesses because they have a good idea or a better way to do a service and if they are lucky, they make that product/service and do become wealthy, but sooner or later (these days) they will probably sell out when a great offer comes along, and MOST do not provide for/care about their employees.

Employees are a "cost of doing business"...just as buying raw materials is a cost..or paying rent on a building or paying utilities .

When labor was less skilled and machines did less "work"...and when unions were not scarce (like now), companies gritted their teeth and paid union wages and gave benefits.

Times have changed (even if we hate it), and business owners/operators are in the drivers' seat.

They are NOT altruists , out to do good by the common man.

Until we revitalize union membership and somehow stop the internal cannibalism of businesses (moves to non-union/right-to-work states/outsourced overseas), we will be in this mess until all/most of the Boomers still in the workforce have breathed their last.

The older Boomers are probably the LAST large-ish group that may still have access to pensions earned/union wages that have crept up over the decades to a higher income.

Businesses are driven to produce, based on DEMAND. When a company is making 500 whatevers a week with 30% of the former workforce..and are selling only 450 of them, why on earth would they want to/need to hire more people to make more whatevers that no one wants/needs?

Businesses will always do whatever they can to increase their in-pocket profit, and if it means reneging on their "promises/obligations" with the assistance of bankruptcy courts, they will do it.

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SoCalDem Nov 2012 OP
Fumesucker Nov 2012 #1
Johonny Nov 2012 #2

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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:56 PM

1. You're going to give the job creators a sad with that kind of talk n/t

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:00 PM

2. It seems amazing you have to tell people this

and yet you do.

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