Friday, January 13, 2006

Bull Fucking Shit

Bullshit. Bullshit. Bullshit. Bullshit.

Maryland lawmakers bucked the will of the state's Republican governor and the nation's largest retailer yesterday, voting to become the first state to effectively require that Wal-Mart spend more on employee health care ...

The bill will require private companies with more than 10,000 employees in Maryland to spend at least 8 percent of their payroll on employee health benefits or make a contribution to the state's insurance program for the poor. Wal-Mart, which employs about 17,000 Marylanders, is the only known company of such size that does not meet that spending requirement.

This bill is fucking ass hat bullshit. Telling a private company it has to spend a required amount on employee health care is crap. Yeah, I have issues with Wal-Mart and the public policy issues its way of business creates but this is just over reaching by Maryland. It's one thing to tax a corporation to fund public goods such as infrastructure and safety, it's another to effectively impose a tax on them for an input into business such as health care. Ass hat fuck monkeys.