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Old 08-07-2018, 11:12 PM #1
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To All My Valued Employees,

From a long time ago I received this while what's his name again was el presidente' : ( many of these jobs are now returning to the USA because of the new administrations economic vision )




To All My Valued Employees,


There have been some rumblings around the office about the future of this company, and more specifically, your job. As you know, the economy has changed for the worse and presents many challenges. However, the good news is this: The economy doesn't pose a threat to your job.
What does threaten your job however, is the changing political landscape in this country. Of course, as your employer, I am forbidden to tell you whom to vote for - it is against the law to discriminate based on political affiliation, race, creed, religion, etc.
Please vote for who you think will serve your interests the best. However, let me tell you some little tidbits of fact which might help you decide what is in your best interest. First, while it is easy to spew rhetoric that casts employers against employees, you have to understand that for every business owner there is a back story.


This back story is often neglected and overshadowed by what you see and hear. Sure, you see me park my Mercedes outside. You saw my big home at last year?s Christmas party. I'm sure all these flashy icons of luxury conjure up some idealized thoughts about my life. However, what you don't see is the back story.
I started this company 12 years ago. At that time, I lived in a 300 square foot studio apartment for 3 years. My entire living space was converted into an office so I could put forth 100% effort into building a company, which by the way, would eventually employ you.
My diet consisted of Ramen Pride noodles because every dollar I spent went back into this company. I drove a rusty Toyota Corolla with a defective transmission. I didn't have time to date. Often times, I stayed home on weekends, while my friends went out drinking and partying. In fact, I was married to my business -- hard work, discipline, and sacrifice.
Meanwhile, my friends got jobs. They worked 40 hours a week and made a modest $50K a year and spent every dime they earned. They drove flashy cars and lived in expensive homes and wore fancy designer clothes. Instead of hitting Nordstrom's for the latest hot fashion item, I was trolling through the Goodwill store extracting any clothing item that didn't look like it was birthed in the 70's.
My friends refinanced their mortgages and lived a life of luxury. I, however, did not. I put my time, my money, and my life into a business --- with a vision that eventually, some day, I too, will be able to afford these luxuries my friends supposedly had.
So, while you physically arrive at the office at 9 am, mentally check in at about noon, and then leave at 5 pm, I don't. There is no "off" button for me. When you leave the office, you are done and you have a weekend all to yourself. I unfortunately do not have the freedom. I eat, ****, and breathe this company every minute of the day. There is no rest. There is no weekend. There is no happy hour. Every day this business is attached to me like a 1 day old baby.
You, of course, only see the fruits of that garden -- the nice house, the Mercedes, the vacations... You never realize the back story and the sacrifices I've made. Now, the economy is falling apart and I, the guy that made all the right decisions and saved his money, have to bail out all the people who didn't.
The people that overspent their paychecks suddenly feel entitled to the same luxuries that I earned and sacrificed a decade of my life for. Yes, business ownership has its benefits but the price I've paid is steep and not without wounds. Unfortunately, the cost of running this business, and employing you, is starting to eclipse the threshold of marginal benefit and let me tell you why:
I am being taxed to death and the government thinks I don't pay enough. I have state taxes. Federal taxes. Property taxes. Sales and use taxes. Payroll taxes. Workers compensation taxes. Unemployment taxes. Taxes on taxes. I have to hire a tax man to manage all these taxes and then guess what? I have to pay taxes for employing him. Government mandates and regulations and all the accounting that goes with it, now occupy most of my time. On Oct 15th, I wrote a check to the US Treasury for $288,000 for quarterly taxes. You know what my "stimulus" check was? Zero. Nada. Zilch.
The question I have is this: Who is stimulating the economy? Me, the guy who has provided 14 people good paying jobs and serves over 2,200,000 people per year with a flourishing business? Or, the single mother sitting at home pregnant with her fourth child waiting for her next welfare check?
Obviously, government feels the latter is the economic stimulus of this country. The fact is, if I deducted (Read: Stole) 50% of your paycheck you'd quit and you wouldn't work here. I mean, why should you? That's nuts. Who wants to get rewarded only 50% of their hard work? Well, I agree which is why your job is in jeopardy. Here is what many of you don't understand .. to stimulate the economy you need to stimulate what runs the economy. Had suddenly government mandated to me that I didn't need to pay taxes, guess what? Instead of depositing that $288,000 into the Washington black-hole, I would have spent it, hired more employees, and generated substantial economic growth. My employees would have enjoyed the wealth of that tax cut in the form of promotions and better salaries. But you can forget it now.
When you have a comatose man on the verge of death, you don't defibrillate and shock his thumb thinking that will bring him back to life, do you? Or, do you defibrillate his heart? Business is at the heart of America and always has been. To restart it, you must stimulate it, not kill it. Suddenly, the power brokers in Washington believe the mud of America are the essential drivers of the American economic engine.
Nothing could be further from the truth and this is the type of change you can keep. So where am I going with all this? It's quite simple. If any new taxes are levied on me, or my company, my reaction will be swift and simple. I fire you. I fire your co- workers. You can then plead with the government to pay for your mortgage, your SUV, and your child's future. Frankly, it isn't my problem anymore. Then, I will close this company down, move to another country, and retire.
You see, I'm done. I'm done with a country that penalizes the productive and gives to the unproductive. My motivation to work and to provide jobs will be destroyed, and with it, will be my citizenship.
While tax cuts to 95% of America sounds great on paper, don't forget the back story: If there is no job, there is no income to tax. A tax cut on zero dollars is zero. So, when you make decision to vote, ask yourself, who understands the economics of business ownership and who doesn't? Whose policies will endanger your job? Answer those questions and you should know who might be the one capable of saving your job. While the media wants to tell you "It's the economy Stupid" I'm telling you it isn't.
If you lose your job, it won't be at the hands of the economy; it will be at the hands of a political hurricane that swept through this country, steamrolled the Constitution, and will have changed its landscape forever. If that happens, you can find me in the South Caribbean sitting on a beach, retired, and with no employees to worry about.


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Old 08-08-2018, 09:32 AM #2
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I am a little more inclined to think that the heart of this country lies in the grave yards of Uncle Sam.
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The US is following the path of the USSR, except the rope that strangles the US is the "health care" industry.

In an 'Atlas Shrugged' kind of way, Karl Denninger is an example of entrepreneurs who choose not to build their companies in the US.

Most recently, he has built one of the better (most secure) Internet of Things home security interface, for his own home.

He is selling the product instead of manufacturing & selling it. Because he doesn't want to run a business in the US.
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Old 08-08-2018, 04:02 PM #4
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If a rich guy is crying poor me, it just goes to show how out of touch with real peoples lives he is. If you're rich and feel sorry for yourself, worse, I'd you feel that those poorer should be made even poorer so you can be made richer, then you are not only delusional, but sociopathic.
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Old 08-08-2018, 06:39 PM #5
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If a rich guy is crying poor me, it just goes to show how out of touch with real peoples lives he is. If you're rich and feel sorry for yourself, worse, I'd you feel that those poorer should be made even poorer so you can be made richer, then you are not only delusional, but sociopathic.
I actually find that statement a lot offensive. Having money says nothing about you as a person, it's how you earned and how you use your money which defines you.


Hating someone due to how many commas are in their bank account is rather shallow and disrespectful thinking. My opinion.

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The only reason to be offended by what I said, is if you want those with less than you, to have some of it taken off them and given to you. And who cares if that's your position. Justify it if you think you can.
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The only reason to be offended by what I said, is if you want those with less than you, to have some of it taken off them and given to you. And who cares if that's your position. Justify it if you think you can.
WTF? I'm all for awesome people, who have earned what they have by helping others gain what they have as well. Your statement is a blanket hatred against those who have money. Just because you have some jaded idea about wealth being wrong, doesn't make your position correct. I have everything against those who rob from the poor and act as if it's their right.



If wealth is so wrong, why are you so upset you don't have any?
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Put the flag down a minute. Where have I said these things you accuse me of saying? You seem to be making a blanket assumption. You say that you hate those who feel it is their right to rob from the poor? What have I said that is different? Where have I said that no one should be rich? Seriously, if you are so touchy about this particular post, it makes one wonder how you made your money.
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Put the flag down a minute. Where have I said these things you accuse me of saying? You seem to be making a blanket assumption. You say that you hate those who feel it is their right to rob from the poor? What have I said that is different? Where have I said that no one should be rich? Seriously, if you are so touchy about this particular post, it makes one wonder how you made your money.
Please, if you don't understand something, ask rather than making up your own meaning and then riding to war on it.
Did you even read the original post for this thread? It doesn't sound like it.
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