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The 600 pound Gorilla standing in the Unemployment Line

Updated on May 13, 2010

Every day we hear the same questioned posed by the Liberal Talking Heads; why aren’t businesses hiring people. They try desperately to blame the greedy banks who in their twisted Liberal minds are sitting on all that money refusing to lend it out. Or better still they blame business owners who have learned to do with less people and thus increase their profits; oh My God not Profits!

Today the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Administration was celebrating only losing 36,000 jobs in February; wow imagine that only 36,000 jobs. I wonder how those 36,000 people feel. But moving right along to the point of this hub, why aren’t Businesses small and large hiring people?

Simple, the 600 lb. Gorilla standing in the unemployment line is named fear! Business Owners are scared to death of newly imposed taxes which are associated with Hussein Obama’s signature piece of legislation, Health Care Reform. How else do they pay for this monstrosity except through RAISING TAXES! Most small Business files as individuals so they know if this passes they can expect a tax increase. Even if it doesn’t they will receive one because King Hussein and his Obamatrons have vowed to roll back the Bush Tax Cuts; either way Small Business looses.

Next Business is frightened by the trillion-dollar deficits and bailouts and wonder how they are going to be paid. Trillion dollar deficits lead to double digit inflation; money is devalued and Small Business is now left holding the bag paying for new employees; paying for the mandated healthcare coverage of these new employees all with dollars that have been significantly devalued by rising inflation; THANK YOU BARRACK HUSSEIN OBAMA UMMMHH-UMMMH-UMH!

In addition to increased federal income taxes, most states if not all will be forced to raise their unemployment taxes; how else can they pay for King Hussein’s increased unemployment benefits extension and state government union employees they were allowed to keep on their bloated payrolls when the Porkulas money runs out? So businesses will be facing yet another tax increase; can you say DEMOCRAT?

But don’t forget amidst all this chaos there is a whopping $3,000 tax credit for each and every employee small businesses hire. Wow, imagine that, small businesses get a whopping $3,000 tax credit to offset the cost of hiring an additional employee that cost them around $30,000 to $40,000 per year to hire. Also because of this administration’s policies there is no increase in business upon which to justify the need for additional employees. I don’t know about you but this makes perfect sense to me given the fact according to this bunch business both large and small exist mainly to provide jobs for people not to make a profit for its owners or shareholders!

And what else goes into the DNA of the 600 pound Gorilla named fear; ever heard of Card Check and Cap and Trade. Remember Cap and Trade or as it became known as Cap and Tax? Obama supporters said it would create jobs; but wouldnot substantially raise your energy cost.” Not true. Conservative estimates published in Newt Gingrich’s America’s Solutions online magazine indicate a typical family of 4 will see their utility cost increase $1,500 per year if this bill passes. Also, even if this same family reduces usage by 26%, their utility bill will increase $12,200 from 2012 through 2035, for an average yearly increase of $754. Now, if this same family manages to reduce gasoline consumption by 15%, their fuel cost will still increase by $596 per year through this same period for a total increase of $7,500 from 2012 through 2035. Simple math reveals a yearly increase of $2,254 starting in 2012 and an aggregate increase of $19,700 from 2012 through 2035.Remember most small businesses file as individuals not as businesses!

In addition to the abovementioned increased energy cost conservative studies revealed this legislation will reduce employment from 1,105,000 to 2,479,000 jobs per year through the same period 2012 through 2035. So, not only will this bill raise the energy cost for all Americans, it will result in a substantial job loss.Some have referred to Cap and Trade as the Full Employment of China Bill!

And don’t forget about Card Check; King Hussein’s payback to the unions bill. With Card Check the Federal Government does away with the secret ballot during the election of whether or not the employees of a company want to vote in union representation. Imagine that, a substantial change in critical union elections that the Democrats are pushing as necessary reform in order to make elections more equitable. Isn’t that the purpose of the secret ballot; to insure no one is intimidated into voting for or against something against their will?

So, 600 pounds or not, this Gorilla is running at full speed away from hiring people as long as these Marxist control this economy; do you blame him?


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      Partisan Patriot 7 years ago


      There is nothing like a grandchild; you can spoil them rotten then give them back to mommy and daddy! As for you growing your own; I don’t believe you’ll have any trouble finding a partner in that project!

      I just left your hub where I bloviated incessantly as to my opinions on the shut down aversion; for what its worth I’m mad at both sides!

      The issue with Obama Care isn’t about the $30,000 TAX CREDIT; IT’S THE HIDEN COST OF THE BILL. There are more anti business provisions hidden within the 2200 page debacle that are just now coming out. It neither is now nor never was about healthcare; it’s about the government taking over 1/16 of our economy!

      As for the numbers take your time; or you could just trust me on it!

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      trimar7 7 years ago from New York

      Patriot - how wonderful that you got away and congratulations on the new grandbaby. I am envious. My oldest child got married in June of 2009 and I keep hoping one soon that they will be announcing such news. I try to be a good mom and mother-in-law and stay out of such matters. However, if it does not happen soon I keep telling folks I may have to grow my own.

      On a more serious note. I feel you are being a bit myopic my friend. Yes, I do see your point as far as the aversion of the government shut down having a minimal affect on the ever-growing deficit. However, there are two sides to every story. I have detailed some of my views on my newest hub, US Government Victorious – Averting Shut Down?

      I have a point to make that I do not think that you are seeing clearly. If I were a small business owner, I would seek candidates that could earn me more than the $30,000.00 - $40,000.00 that I am paying them. If not, I would not be hiring them in the first place. Then the $3,000.00 tax break could truly be beneficial - a small -benefit - albeit - but still a benefit.

      That is a sad comment to hear about a 36,000 loss of jobs being considered small. I totally agree with you that those 36,000 people would be aghast to hear such a phrase in connection with their altered state of being.

      I have yet to dissect your numbers on a response that you gave me but I will have some time next week on my spring break and hope to do so. I am so trying to understand this very complicated issue of government and economy.

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      Partisan Patriot 8 years ago

      Thanks Pop

      Hopefully we will be able to defeat health care, then Cap and Tax followed by Card Check and little by little reduce that 00 lb. gorilla down toa small monkey!

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      breakfastpop 8 years ago

      Dear Patriot,

      Fabulous hub about the awful direction we are heading in. Obama is right on course with his move towards socialism. It is sickening.

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      partisan patriot 8 years ago


      Welcome and thasnks for the feedback; hope to see more of you around here!

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      Hxprof 8 years ago from Clearwater, Florida

      Good information. There's no doubt in my mind that Obama and allies have a plan-Obama laid out that plan with things he's said even before running for the democratic nomination. Those things should have been enough for us to keep him out, but alas, there are too many deceived people in America.

      As he 'Remakes America' we need to be aware of the suble implications of all that he does. Power is already centralized very much into federal hands (Bush was a force in this) and just about everything passing through Congress now is adding to that centralization.

      This centralization will allow the Obama administration to eventually shut down almost all opposing voices-he's seeking to do that now. Business will suffer and every American will suffer.

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      partisan patriot 8 years ago

      Thanks eovery

      Let's start putting them back on the streets come this November!

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      eovery 8 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

      Part Pat,

      When ever is losing 38,000 a sign to celebrate. Not until we start producing 100,000's of jobs will it be time to celebrate.

      Everyone knows that the business world is not going anywhre when the have Obama threatening to beat them down with a club for the next few years. Everyone is in survival mode until this set of clowns are put back onto the streets.

      Keep on hubbing!

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      partisan patriot 8 years ago

      I know what you mean; half the fun in publishing is getting the feedback from your fans; I'll check your site daily for your lates works until you get this straightened out!

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      SheriSapp 8 years ago from West Virginia


      I have communicated with the hub team NUMEROUS times, and they swear the problem is because of the settings my followers have on their accounts. The team published a hub FOR me last week, and notifications went out. When I publish--NADA. They are already annoyed with me, but they are killing me by NOT figuring out and fixing my problem!!!

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      PARTISAN PATRIOT 8 years ago


      from one Great American to another THANKS!

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      greatAmerican 8 years ago

      600 pound gorilla??

      Hey Obama, who are you to call anyone a FAT CAT?

      Partisan,, you sure have crunched all the numbers.

      Great Job You are a Great American!

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      Partisan Patriot 8 years ago

      Thanks sheri

      Go to ask a question and address the issue that your fans aren't being notified of your hubs; this gets to the hub page people and they will straighten the problem out for you; they did for me.

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      SheriSapp 8 years ago from West Virginia

      you are right again. It is just the stupidity of us dumb citizens. We should shut up, pay our taxes, and trust them--they know what is good for us. Too bad, so sad that many ignorant progressives really do believe all this crap. barry is no friend of business, and no friend of America

      FYI- I published a hub Thurs. evening, but my notifications are NEVER sent anymore!

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      PARTISAN PATRIOT 8 years ago


      The talking not only accept the baseless explaination being offered they help them promulgate the lie. It is that damn Global Warming that is causing the snow which is causing the job losses; makes sense to me/NOT!

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      patisan patriot 8 years ago


      Small Business is dying on the vine and this bunch of Socialist could care less; in fact it pleases them more because small business is the backbone of this economy and that's what they are attempting to destroy; the economy!

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      sheila b. 8 years ago

      Exactly. Yet the talking heads accept the explanation of the new job losses as because of snowstorms. Was the whole country buried in snow? And just how does a snowstorm result in losing your job?

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      Pamela Oglesby 8 years ago from United States

      Patriot, You wrote a great hub about this problem. Nothing is going to change if circumstances stay the same. Small business has to match taxes, medicare, unemployment insurance will probably go up as Jiberish stated, workman's comp, health insurance, etc. A $3000 is a pittance! I like your 600 pound gorilla analogy because that is so appropriate.

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      partisan patriot 8 years ago


      I agree; this destruction of the economy is calculated and being carried out according to the Alinsky Plan!

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      jiberish 8 years ago from florida

      Yes small business are getting a tax credit, but only if they hire someone who has been unemployed for more than 60 days. So if someone wanted to switch jobs, no incentive there. Also, the census will be hiring thousand of part-time workers at $20 an hour, this will make the unemployement numbers look like the job stimulus bill is working. It's all just BS, The Muslim in the White House, knows exactly where he is taking this country.

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      Partisan Patriot 8 years ago

      Thanks LaVieja

      Hope to see more of you around here; thanks for the gramatical tip also!

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      LaVieja 8 years ago from London

      Very well written and informative.


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