And Scott thinks its a good business plan to bilk medicare.
Christmas wishes for Sting’s appearance to cause audiences to sample the show and then keep it going until awards season and beyond – tune of “The Man With the Bag”Sweet Mr. KringleWill soon make ‘em jingleYou’ll see Sting’ll bring a lot more money their wayEverybody’s waiting for the man with the fansHopin’ business is here to stay(bridge)They’ll be hereWith a boost that just might last even past the new yearThen they mightLearn that the show is such a blastWith the normal castBusiness may tripleIt should cause a rippleWith hopes that the Ship’ll last at least til next MayEverybody’s waiting for the man with the fansHopin’ business is here to stay
Sir, with all due respect you might be a little too close to the forest.I (realizing that is a small sample size) look at Structural Reform and think the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business report. Yes labor is a part of that, but structural reform encompasses a lot of other things too.You do acknowledge this, but quite obliquely: "...there might be some kinds of structural reform that would do Japan some good...". Wow what an aggressive statement.
Is having a foreign policy plan a good thing?Not necessarily.Whatever plan that included encouraging a civil war in Syria or regarding this as a good thing that should be supported, and further destabilizing that region -- was a bad plan.It was a bad idea to be planning to or be on board with M.E. allies' plans to further destabilize Syria, and if there was a plan in place, it probably slowed recognition and reaction towards regarding some of those Syrian rebels as dangerous religious extremists, and may have slowed any reaction to this by preventing its spread into Iraq.The best "plan" would be not to do stupid things, rather than overreach with ambitious inflexible plans that don't factor in changing complex realities.W/regard to Ebola -- restricting airports was a good idea.
Sharon, if you're ever murdered by someone with a good business plan, I'll be sure to ask the murderer if he's looking for investors.
I hate to break the news to you Jmilbrook, but your insurance company lied to you. They CHOSE to cancel your policy. There was no law requiring them to cancel it.First and foremost, if your small business has fewer than 50 employees, there is no requirement that you provide health insurance to your employees at all. If you decided to do it anyway, good on you for being a decent employer. Even if you exceed 50 employees, that mandate doesn't go into effect until next year. If your small business consists of just yourself, then you'll do better on the individual marketplace.I have a question for you. I see CDHP offering small businesses a PLATINUM plan that's a bit over $1800/month total with ZERO deductible. Did your previous $1200/month plan have zero deductible? Did it cover 90% of medical costs? Did it cap out-of-pocket expenses for the entire family at $7000? Somehow I doubt that. Maybe you should look at less expensive plans where you might have to pay a bit more out of pocket.
"Apple pays slave wages in China and hardly a living wage here." Then why do so many want to work at Apple, and at Foxconn? Could it be that you're so much better at arithmetic than all of these other people? I doubt it.You and nobody else can explain how Apple could "bring production here where we really need the jobs." What are they supposed to do, build a Foxconn from scratch, then hire a hundred thousand workers, train them, and work to raise the production quality to Foxconn levels? Such a plan has no business value and could very well fail. But we await your infallible business plan for Apple.
President Obama is very astute, smart, and thoughtful. He is a nuanced thinker, and has a great understanding not only of power, but the limits of power. Unfortunately, intelligent plans not enacted with alacrity and purpose are not of much use. There is a difference between smart analysis and smart leadership; leadership requires EQ (emotional quotient) as well as IQ. One must understand that a smart plan led by somebody that can rally the emotional support of her/his constituency, whether in business, politics, or non-profits, is essential. The President has not shown a consistent ability to get people to follow, let alone listen. People want to be engaged, with a clear purpose - the answer may be complex, but the plan has to be simple and applied. As George Patton once said, "A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week."
This is unfettered capitalism at its best! There is no difference between a conspiracy and a good business plan.