Sunday, January 3, 2016

Have the People Making Edicts Ever Signed a Paycheck ?

        As I sift through all this minimum wage stuff and the different rates for different people, which is really beyond comprehension, I think of the value of having actually met a payroll.
         Small business people who have to support themselves, pay their vendors, and have employees who depend on them to make good on the promise every week on the same day.
         Even if business is slow or cash is short, there's the moral and legal obligation to pay employees before you pay yourself. If it gets bad, you have to let people go or cut hours, but that makes it hard to keep good people.
          Meeting a payroll, week after week, year after year for decades.
          All these state officials ruminating about the wage and the effect on this and that have most likely never had that experience.
           They've never filled out a 941 or pondered the effect of layoffs on their unemployment premium. These lawmakers, save maybe a guy like B-bush, talk out of both sides, and because prompted by the media now are worried about "unintended consequences" to NFPs.
            And the Governor....never signed a paycheck, ever.
             So when we report here (yes, I can say "report" now) of the local restaurant owner who pegs the cost to him of wage board edicts at $30K, it's an inconvenient truth for Albany, but one happening this week in thousands of NY businesses.
              This year business was pretty good, but I've had years when you wondered if the lights will be on tomorrow. Just enduring is a source of satisfaction and I just got my license renewal notice and I'll re-up for another two years, if for no other reason that you just can't let the bastards beat you.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

They will destroy us all, and then give us hand outs of Twinkies and Kardashians, Telling us how they have saved us.
Absolute criminal theft of money and security of income, for business owners. Freedoms just another word.......

Anonymous said...

Nope, they never made a paycheck. Their jobs, and the jobs of their family, came from sucking at the partisan tit. There's only one nipple in this state.

Anonymous said...

Not many small businesses left so there not a big voice, the NFP's on the other hand all seem to deal with the human suffering industry, take the Chamber, took a manufacturing plant and turned it into office space, Same with the Urban Mission, took a building that once housed a business and now is off the tax rolls??(I'll assume it is) gets a handout from everyone, then the director goes off to another job, Haven't heard much about the other favorite NFP the YMCA, With Salaries approaching CEO's they admisister a workout program for all and are in direct competiton with others...Just a thought...

Anonymous said...

You and your business are expendable. The road to serfdom is not paved with small businesses and the fascist have no use for them. The idea is to make it so hard for small businesses to exist that they disappear,leaving a few large businesses, which can be co-opted by the democrasicsts. That's what you see with Obama/GE/Buffet/Facebook/the big banks.

Anonymous said...

It is discouraging to know that we are outnumbered, and that at this point the leftists seem to have all of the advantages. There is good reason that Trump is doing as well as he has been in spite of having the entire establishment trying to bury him.