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‘My millionaire boss…..’

I work for The Villages, a large retirement community in Central Florida, and one of the top 20 privately held corporations in the state. My employer records annual sales of over $1 billion dollars, and the company’s CEO, H. Gary Morse, is a multi-millionaire (possibly even a billionaire).

In contrast, the company’s employees are underpaid and have no benefits. I haven’t had a raise in six years. I am a part-time hourly employee, which means no paid vacation and no paid sick leave. This year, thanks to cuts in my hours, I’m on track to gross less than $10,000.

…. I checked my mail box and found a letter from my employer.

To our entire Villages Team:

The Villages is a great example of the “American Dream” come true. Together, we have created jobs, established businesses, founded an award-winning school and set the standard for enjoyable, affordable retirement living.

Only in America could such a community be created … but that America will soon disappear if we don’t change the leadership in Washington, D.C.

Read the full post here

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You know how much I hate linking to DK, but this is a must-read.

Sorry for all the posting and running today, I’ll see you all later.


42 Responses to “‘My millionaire boss…..’”


  1. 1 ChristiMTL
    July 1, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    I read it this morning but I didn’t expect the person to give the company’s name….wow…I have to check the update

    • 2 ChristiMTL
      July 1, 2012 at 12:58 pm

      ok..The Villages….I’m glad it is posted

      • 3 ChristiMTL
        July 1, 2012 at 1:01 pm

        Not surprising though……

        No integrity

        Romney: Employees Should Know Political Implications of Their Votes

        Mitt Romney is hoping business owners will “make it very clear” to their employees what their political views are and how the November election results could impact their jobs.

        Chuckling a bit, Romney added, “Nothing illegal about you talking to your employees about what you believe is best for the business, because I believe that will figure in to their election decision, their voting decision.”

        • 4 desertflower
          July 1, 2012 at 1:06 pm

          Koch Bros do the same thing at their business’….try to get employees to vote the way they want them to…

        • 5 0388jojothecat
          July 1, 2012 at 1:43 pm

          What’s best for the “business” is not always “best” for all employee. If the “workers” are let go, then there will be layoffs in “middle managment”, more people will be doing more of the work while the owners reap all the rewards.

          It’s funny how these “owners” talk about “we” when they don’t give raises to the workers and treat them like shit.

    • 6 Betsy
      July 1, 2012 at 1:06 pm

      Congrats on first again. Now Chips owes you lots of pictures.

  2. 7 vitaminlover
    July 1, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Looks like more truth coming out. One cannot keep bullying people and think that they will get away with it. Romney implosion time is here.

  3. 8 Ladyhawke
    July 1, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    EXPLAIN IT TO ME LIKE I AM FIVE:

    What exactly is Obamacare and what did it change?

    —————————————————

    Okay, explained like you’re a five year-old (well, okay, maybe a bit older), without too much oversimplification, and (hopefully) without sounding too biased:

    What people call “Obamacare” is actually the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. However, people were calling it “Obamacare” before everyone even hammered out what it would be. It’s a term mostly used by people who don’t like the PPACA, and it’s become popularized in part because PPACA is a really long and awkward name, even when you turn it into an acronym like that.

    Anyway, the PPACA made a bunch of new rules regarding health care, with the purpose of making health care more affordable for everyone. Opponents of the PPACA, on the other hand, feel that the rules it makes take away too many freedoms and force people (both individuals and businesses) to do things they shouldn’t have to.

    So what does it do? Well, here is everything, in the order of when it goes into effect (because some of it happens later than other parts of it):

    (Note: Page numbers listed in citations are the page numbers within the actual document, not the page numbers of the PDF file)

    ———————————————————–

    http://www.reddit.com/r/explainlikeimfive/comments/vb8vs/eli5_what_exactly_is_obamacare_and_what_did_it/

    • 9 Lockewasright
      July 1, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      This is FANTASTIC! Every single one of us should have this bookmarked . It is a DEVASTATING resource for opposing teahadist misinformation.

      That you so much for posting it Ladyhawke!

      • 10 Ladyhawke
        July 1, 2012 at 2:04 pm

        Lockewasright, I have bookmarked this item and plan to post it periodically because it is so terrific. I stumbled on this today and I can’t remember exactly who to give the credit. I was just astonished at the thorough presentation of the facts. I continue to be amazed at stuff you can find on the internet.

        • 11 Cha
          July 1, 2012 at 4:59 pm

          This is great explanation of PPAA by caspianX2, Ladyhawke..just what I needed. I like the way that humor is injected into the interpretation.

    • 12 cognachas4paws
      July 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm

      Bookmarked the link. Thank you. I’ve read the law but it’s nice to have it all condensed like this for when you need information fast.

  4. 13 desertflower
    July 1, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Chips is quick today:) Posted again from last thread:

    An absolute MUST READ from Smartypants on the Health Insurance Exchanges that will be set up in 2014!

    http://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2012/07/aca-look-at-health-insurance-exchanges.html

    And I am LOVING THIS!!

    Finally, there is one very interesting thing the ACA did to ensure these exchanges work. The law requires that all members of Congress and their congressional staff purchase their health insurance through these exchanges. So starting in 2014, my two Senators and Congresswoman (along with all their staff) will be participating in the same exchange my little nonprofit does to purchase health insurance. If it doesn’t work, they’ll feel it too…personally.

    PBO is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO far ahead in his thought processes…they resent that about him, every single day.

    • 14 forus50
      July 1, 2012 at 2:33 pm

      Thanks desertflower – that’s just incredible how brilliant he is. I will share with friends and family. Wow.

  5. 15 Linda
    July 1, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    They are all stepping in it today……..Sweet

    Paul Ryan: Medicare Cuts Keep Money For Medicare

    WASHINGTON — Republican budget guru Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Sunday that by cutting $500 billion from Medicare, his budget proposal would keep that money for Medicare.

    ABCNews’ “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos asked Ryan about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s contested claim that health care reform simultaneously cuts $500 billion from Medicare, hikes taxes by $500 billion and adds trillions to the deficit over a 10-year stretch.

    “By that accounting,” Stephanopoulos said, “your own budget, which Gov. Romney has endorsed, would also have $500 billion in Medicare cuts.”

    “Well our budget keeps that money for Medicare to extend its solvency,” Ryan said. “What Obamacare does is it takes that money from Medicare to spend on Obamacare.”

    Stephanopoulos was confused: “Congressman, correct me if I am wrong: I thought your Medicare savings were put toward deficit reduction, debt reduction.”

    “Which extends the solvency of Medicare,” Ryan said. “What they do in Obamacare, they try to count this dollar twice. They claim that this helps Medicare solvency and, at the same time, they spend this money on creating Obamacare.

    “The trustee report for Medicare, they say the same thing,” Ryan added. “You can’t count these dollars twice. In our budget we make sure all of these dollars from Medicare savings go toward extending the solvency of Medicare and don’t go toward spending new money on Obamacare.”

    According to the Congressional Budget Office, which has projected that the Affordable Care Act would reduce the deficit, the Medicare “cuts” called for by the new health care law are more restrictions on future growth in spending.

  6. 16 Judith Fardig
    July 1, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    I’m on a few Republican mailing lists, probably because I’m a small business owner. If there is a prepaid envelope, I shred their solicitations and mail them back at their expense.

  7. 18 Linda
    July 1, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    The employee at The Villages will probably lose their job…Republicans are very vindictive.

  8. 19 desertflower
    July 1, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    I wish that Kathleen Sebelius would be able to hold a prime time address, with the President, to put the truth out about the goodness of this law. Stop the spin and bs right in its tracks! The President could begin the address, but she would be the one pointing out all the things it does, will do..etc. All the stations would HAVE to carry a prime time address to the nation….then the MSM would keep talking about it, and print news would too….

  9. 22 Debz
    July 1, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    LOL more on Chris Wallace’s interview with the Turtle. Wallace asked if Obama”s mandate a tax on the middle class, isn’t Romney’s mandate also a tax. The Turtle told him to ask Romney.

    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/07/01/509319/mcconnell-mandate-tax/

    • 23 Ladyhawke
      July 1, 2012 at 1:25 pm

      OMG, this made me laugh out loud: The Turtle told him to ask Romney. I think we will be seeing this in an ad momentarily. Too funny.

  10. 24 Ladyhawke
    July 1, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    RICK SANTORUM WAS RIGHT – Mitt Romney is the worst Republican to face President Obama.

    Romney’s health care mandate included tax penalty

    ————————-

    Washington (CNN) – Republicans are seizing on the individual mandate’s penalty in the newly upheld health care law as proof President Obama broke his promise not to raise taxes on middle class Americans.

    In the Supreme Court ruling on the law, Chief Justice John Roberts said the penalty on Americans who opt against buying health insurance is actually a tax, therefore making the individual mandate constitutional. Congress, Roberts reasoned, has the authority to assess taxes.

    As it turns out the tax penalty in the president’s health care law was modeled after the reform plan passed in Massachusetts under then governor Mitt Romney.

    In a 2009 interview with CNN, Romney explained how the Massachusetts health care mandate worked. If the state’s residents decided to forgo health insurance when they could afford it, Romney said they would face the loss of a tax exemption. In other words, they would be assessed a tax.

    ——————————————–

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/06/29/romneys-health-care-mandate-included-tax-penalty/

  11. July 1, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Interesting….

  12. 26 Ladyhawke
    July 1, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    OBAMACARE: What’s Changing and When

    ——————————

    On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act. The law puts in place comprehensive health insurance reforms that will roll out over four years and beyond, with most changes taking place by 2014. Others have already begun. Use this timeline to learn about what’s changing and when.

    ———————————–

    http://www.healthcare.gov/law/timeline/index.html

  13. 28 collegekay
    July 1, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Is this legal??

  14. 30 utaustinliberal
    July 1, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    The nerve of these greedy one percenters trying to squeeze their employees for money to donate to a shyster who will rip their safety net into pieces. Someone needs to serve them a big plate of Screw You pie.

  15. 31 LOL
    July 1, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!

    • 32 utaustinliberal
      July 1, 2012 at 1:55 pm

      I just read an article which said the same thing. That he initially sided with the 4 other conservatives to strike down the individual mandate but didn’t want to strike down the entire law. He went back, looked at the law and changed his mind. He decided to uphold the entire law. The 4 other conservatives at first didn’t know that he had switched sides but when they found out, they were mad at him and tried to get him to vote with them to repeal the entire law. Roberts said no. Apparently, Anthony Kennedy was the more forceful of the dissenters in urging Roberts to side with them. Roberts held firm because he hated how political the court was becoming. The other 4 initially wrote a united anonymous dissent but Roberts still held firm. They shredded their written dissent. They told him that conservatives would be mad at him. Roberts still held firm. They finally told him he was on his own. Roberts still held firm and lo and behold, ObamaCare was ruled constitutional.

      I still don’t like that he ruled in favor of Citizens United, that he ruled to ban partial birth abortion, and he ruled against the Lily Ledbetter Equal Pay Act, but in this instance, I’ll give him some credit for doing the right thing.

      • 33 Walking_on_ Sunshine
        July 1, 2012 at 9:41 pm

        I’m going to find him on twitter and thank him. I have not liked him in the past but I really respect what he did regarding this decision, especially under such pressure. I will most likely disagree with him on many things going forward but this was something that deserves recognition.

  16. 34 Linda
    July 1, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    old…but good.

  17. 38 FiredUpInCA
    July 1, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Also at Daily Kos–from a prominent front pager no less:

    Headline: Why Obama: To fight for progressive values”

    Excerpt: “Chief Justice Roberts is their man for our age. He is the man for those with “axes to grind” against progressive values.
    How can he be defeated? By denying him the votes necessary on the Supreme Court to enact his pernicious project. This is done by reelecting President Barack Obama and electing future Democratic presidents. There are no other options.

    This is the most important progressive project of this election and future presidential elections.”

    It’s interesting that the threatened loss of the Affordable Care Act turned some of its harshest progressive critics into ardent defenders in the last few weeks. And the imminent threat of a Romney presidency in what promises to be a close election, has made people stop spreading the poison that was so pervasive prior to the midterms.

    This election is ferreting out who is serious and who is not. Serious, mature voters understand this grave political moment in which we find ourselves.

    More folks, who should have known better in the first place, are starting to realize that we have a good President who has achieved progress we can be proud of and that the alternative to him is inconceivable.

    • 39 Cha
      July 1, 2012 at 5:22 pm

      I was hoping for a link, FiredUpINCA, but, I thank you for the excerpt! It is heartening to see some are realizing how dense and suckered they were by firebag idiots who are only out for themselves. The all mighty profiteering “left” lucre.

  18. July 1, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    The cheap, miserly, rat bastard of a boss at The Villages has got a hell of a lot nerve. I’m glad the employee told him off.

  19. 41 cindysweatt
    July 1, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Dang, how horrible.

  20. 42 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    July 1, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    “The people have no bread my lady.”
    “Then let them eat cake.”
    Can we say …. out of touch much?


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