You can be d—-ed sure that the Right will try to convince the voters that it’s in “their best interests” to keep the status quo.
Good luck with your contract negotiations!
When my former employer changed (“upgraded” they said,) insurance carriers, they notified us that the new premiums and higher deductibles would “enable you to more easily keep track of costs.”
“Benefits” as salary… it’s cheaper in the long run to provide (sometime) intangibles (extra vacation/sick leave days, flex time, tuition discounts, employee rec centres, etc.) than actually pay higher wages.
Actually, a roll of nickels in the fist works just as well.
Well, about the part about employers providing insurance as a “benefit…”
Almost anyone fortunate enough to have any employer-provided insurance will have seen that the plans on offer have gotten more expensive (through their paycheck deductions) and the coverage becoming increasingly minimal- if not actually notional. Employers often select the cheapest plans out there and pay smaller percentages of the premiums.
The sad thing is that for anyone to have any kind of insurance anymore is to be employed by a company that provides it. There are so many loopholes and exceptions to employer insurance schemes that for so many people have no meaningful coverage.
This all is a result of allowing health care to become a commodity.
Don’t leave out the part about filing off the barbs of the bayonet blade, and what would happen if one were captured with such a bayonet.
Also, the Tommies would summarily execute any Jerry caught with a sharpened entrenching tool.
No glory in war.
Yeah, but i just didn’t want to pile on the negativity and hopelessness.
Wrath in the form of a slow-motion train wreck.
If a god is involved, it’s probably not to bless America.
Possession is 9/10s of the law.
…or see your absence.