What the email I received from The White House / Valerie Jarrett said:

“He’s calling on Congress to pass the Healthy Families Act, which would allow millions of working Americans to earn up to seven days a year of paid sick time. “

I have built wage scales for small, medium, and large corporations . . .
First, everyone had paid sick leave for their employees after six months to a year of employment. Saying that they do not offer it, must mean from day one. It has always been a fair assumption that during the “probationary period” of employment, one should diligently try to attend their job every day and prove themselves to be a worthy employee before the company gives full benefits.
Second, wage scales take into account all compensation – wages, employer taxes, and benefits of every kind given. When you increase a benefit, the wage decreases – just moving money from one bucket to another. I do not know anyone who would want to increase a bucket that they may or may not use in a given year which would decrease their salary bucket. Keep in mind also that almost all sick and vacation benefits have a “use by date.” Obama is grandstanding on the ignorance of Americans. America, you need to be careful what you ask for. Making demands such as more sick time to cover kids being sick as well as yourself – and then demanding a minimum wage of $18 an hour on top of that . . . well, dead businesses don’t pay any wages or sick time (meaning that when your employer goes out of business due to the demands of an ignorant and spoiled rotten child becoming law, don’t have a pity party because you were not educated enough to understand that you were not just biting the hand that fed you – but killing the hand that fed you.)

Also from Jarret’s letter:
“As one mother from Missouri said, “Because the livelihood of our household is completely dependent on me there is a LOT of pressure to be at work every second I can. I am plagued with the moral dilemma of being at work and missing out on doctors’ appointments, school programs, and classroom parties or missing work and creating even more of a financial hardship.”

OMG! This person thinks she should get paid time off to attend her child’s school programs and classroom parties.  And you thought my use of “ignorant and spoiled rotten child” above was unreasonable.

And the death knell in Jarret’s letter for ignorant people:
“Fixing these challenges won’t just make life better for millions of American families. It will ultimately improve the financial bottom lines of the companies that choose to step up and make a change on their own.”
YO! Obama/Jarrett!!! Please explain to us how it will “improve the financial bottom lines of the companies that choose to step up and make a change on their own.” Here, let me give you the basic formula all businesses live with:
+ Gross Sales ((Cannot sell anything for more than the market (customer) is willing to pay)).
– Costs directly related to Sales (Employee Compensation, Materials, Shipping, Fuel, etc.)
= Gross Profit
– Administrative Costs and Taxes (Employee Compensation, Rent, Electricity, etc.)
= Net profit

When the formula has a Net profit of Zero or less, there is no reason to continue the business, and NO LONGER EMPLOYS ANY PEOPLE. There is not any business that can afford to pay low skilled labor $18 dollars an hour / and paid time off to take kids to appointments, attend school parties, etc.

When the formula has a decent Net profit, it has the funds to grow the business, AND HIRE MORE PEOPLE.


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  1. Donna Sekeres says:

    Hey there friend, I can’t believe the Prez wrote you an e mail. Those Harvard folks sure have all the answers. Have you heard of the new movie”How the West was lost” ? They are writing it.. Keep em coming…

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