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Sun Jul 28, 2013, 09:08 AM

9. Wow ...


You must know my small business owning, rightwing conservative family friend, as you have ticked off all the things that I have pointed out to him about himself.

He came here from Canada (illegally) at the age of 14, and was naturalized at 18; and he is staunchly anti-Dream Act.

At the age of 19, he and his wife lived on food stamps and Pell Grants and (subsidized) loans; but taxation to support the social safety net is "governmental confisgation (sp?) at gunc point.

At the age of 25, he became a VP in the electrical contracting business; but there are jobs at McDonalds and Starbucks for all of the unemployed, if they'd just show a little initiative.

His electrical contracting firm gets a full 80% of its business from government contracts; but government doesn't create jobs.

He get a significant portion of his jobs through "small business" sub-contracting set-asides; but he is vocally opposed to "minority set-asides ... until he realized that women were minorities according to the set-aside programs, then his wife became a VP and he got a couple woman owned business set asides. But when his company was audited by the woman and minority business program, and it was determined that his VP wife was a VP on paper only and had no role in the operation of the business and the company was disqualified (but not prosecuted for fraud) ... government strangles business with its burdensome regulations.

He is rabidly anti-Obamacare; but offers his employees a choice between a cheap healthcare insurance plan that is little better than catastraphic coverage and a high deductible plan ($10,000 before the insurance company pays a dime). His family is coveraged by the high deductible plan and, as a corporate officer perk, the company pays his out of pocket medical payments up to $10,000 in a given year.

The list goes on ...

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