quote: Cheapshot, and not an issue that businesses complain about at all in this country. So far, you're clearly trolling, since I know that you know better. That or perhaps you really don't know what I was referring to, but I suspect you chose instead to make a nice emotional appeal instead of one on the issues.
quote: quote: We also have some of the highest wages in the world, some of the best workers' benefits in the world, the shortest work week in the world, and some of the best retirement benefits in the world, all in the economy and country by which all others are judged. I'm not the one complaining about the loss of jobs, so I'd agree. However, that's got nothing to do with the point of taxes, but I guess you just felt the need to respond to absolutely everything.
quote: We also have some of the highest wages in the world, some of the best workers' benefits in the world, the shortest work week in the world, and some of the best retirement benefits in the world, all in the economy and country by which all others are judged.
quote: Fairness has no place in economic discussions; it's subjective.
quote: Would you have been more comfortable with any of these other alternatives?
quote: But we also have some of the highest profits and perks in the world, which tend to offset each other. Additionally, since business is still being conducted everywhere in America while making a decent profit, it's a complete non-starter of an issue.
quote: Is it fair to exclude blacks from entering a dining establishment, or having them enter from the back door?
quote: Ringold, every single point you made initially was wrong. Take the entire child labor issue we just covered -- you got your hackles up that I would have the temerity to raise *that* particular issue.
quote: It's no exagerration to say that entrepreneurs are being crushed by regulatory costs. A 2005 report by the Small Business Administration found that small firms spend $2,400 more per employee, on average, than bigger counterparts to keep up with the demands of Uncle Sam.The two most daunting burdens, according to the study, are environmental compliance and - you guessed it - taxes. Following rules set by the EPA and other agencies costs small businesses 364 percent more per worker than it does larger enterprises. Staying out of tax court takes 67 percent more out of their pockets per employee than it does in big corporations. Although most business owners don't want to break environmental or tax regulations, even the most well-intentioned can get confused by the fine print.
quote: never had a print shop owner turn to me and say, "You know, man, if I could just hire 5 year old and make them work 15 hour shifts, I bet with their tiny hands they could clear paper jams a lot easier than I could!"
quote: I absolutely did because it is not an issue small business cares about, nor has it been in our lifetimes!