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START NOW TO OBAMA-PROOF YOUR SMALL BUSINESS
NELZ NUZE ^ | October 24, 2008 | NEAL BOORTZ

Posted on 10/24/2008 10:49:24 AM PDT by Turret Gunner A20

I talk a lot on the air about making escape plans in the event Barack Obama becomes president and starts to enact some of his anti-business agenda. Fine. But what should those escape plans consist of?

Today's lesson in developing your escape plan will revolve around your small business. By small ... we're talking up to a few hundred employees working for a partnership, Sub-S Corporation, LLC, or simply a sole-proprietorship.

Start now to reduce the number of employees. Now I'm NOT saying to reduce the number of workers .. just the number of employees.

Do you have any real idea what Barack Obama has in store for you? Well, there's higher taxes, of course, but consider also his plan to eliminate secret ballots in union elections. This will be one of the first bills out of the MoveOn-Democrat congress, and since Barack Obama is currently a sponsor, you can bet it will be signed quickly. Small businesses around the country are going to suddenly find themselves unionized.

Have you considered the Family Leave Act and other government regulations of the employee-employer relationship? Though it hasn't been a campaign issue, you can count on the Democrats reducing the threshold of employees needed to be subject to the act, and you will soon have to pay these people a portion of their salary not to work; maybe all of their salary.

There is one way around several of these headaches that are sure to come with an ObamaNation. Temporary staffing agencies. Don't hire your employees. Use a temporary staffing company instead. Temporary doesn't necessarily mean temporary. When it comes to clerical help and many administrative duties in your workplace, as well as people like warehouse workers, machinery operators and others, you can find a temporary staffing company near you who can provide the workers (not employees, workers) you need.

Here's the advantage. These people don't work for you. They work for the staffing agency. You don't pay them. You pay the staffing agency. You don't have to provide them with benefits like health insurance. That's up to the staffing agency. They can't unionize your workplace. You simply change staffing agencies. When a worker becomes a problem you don't have to jump through all sorts of legal hoops to fire them. Just tell the staffing agency to send someone else. The problem worker works for the staffing agency, not you. When your taxes go up you can simply tell the staffing agency that increased costs are going to lead to cuts, either in the number of their people working for you, or in the amount they're charging you for these people.

So, there's your step one. As soon as Barack Obama becomes president-elect start talking to staffing firms in your area. Reach an arrangement with them and you can start cutting jobs – and headaches. Don't feel bad about those you let go. Chances are they voted for Barack Obama and they're just getting what they so richly deserve anyway.

In other Nuze we'll talk about shipping some of your jobs overseas. For now, it sounds like a pretty good time to be in the temporary staffing business.


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1 posted on 10/24/2008 10:49:27 AM PDT by Turret Gunner A20
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To: Turret Gunner A20
Don't feel bad about those you let go. Chances are they voted for Barack Obama and they're just getting what they so richly deserve anyway.

Best line I've seen today-- workers should think of it as an 'investment' in education.

2 posted on 10/24/2008 10:52:32 AM PDT by pierrem15 (Charles Martel: past and future of France)
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To: All

Anybody know how I can Obama-proof my salary?


3 posted on 10/24/2008 10:53:38 AM PDT by Jim Hill
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To: Turret Gunner A20
My wife & I have been discussing what to do with her small business should BO win, and one likely option is reducing the number of payroll employees. Other options are less - legal.

The other thing I'm considering is getting a public sector job.

If you can't lick 'em, join 'em.

4 posted on 10/24/2008 10:53:54 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Turret Gunner A20

Business owners are already making plans. If Obama wins a lot of businesses are cutting back any spending, layong off workers and hoping to hang on until 2010.

I know two people in the last few days who have said their company is planning on downsizing if Obama wins. One company may just shut down. They employ about 30 to 50 people.

Any business hoping to ride it out to 2010 faces - The problem that in 2010 CAIR/ACORN/SEIU will run our elections if Obama wins.

I had expansion plans that are on hold until the election. If McCain wins - I am going full out. If Obama wins, I will probably cut back on everything.


5 posted on 10/24/2008 10:55:49 AM PDT by Frantzie
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To: pierrem15
"Use a temporary staffing company instead. Temporary doesn't necessarily mean temporary. When it comes to clerical help and many administrative duties in your workplace, as well as people like warehouse workers, machinery operators and others, you can find a temporary staffing company near you who can provide the workers (not employees, workers) you need. "

Works for me. I have been a single person S-Corp working at Fannie Mae for that past 4 years.
6 posted on 10/24/2008 10:56:29 AM PDT by LetsRok
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To: Turret Gunner A20

Or I can just pack up and go to China.


7 posted on 10/24/2008 10:58:14 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Turret Gunner A20
There is no real way to insulate a small business from an empowered socialist agenda. You can make less money (might as well work for someone else), go out of business and let the local political insiders pocket the cash, or lie. I have a feeling that many will choose the third option and invite repercussions from the regime.
8 posted on 10/24/2008 10:58:22 AM PDT by allmost
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To: LetsRok

The thing about using the temp agency is the cost to use them will go through the roof. They will have to pay those higher taxes and worker’s comp insurance AND run the risk of being unionized. All of those costs will be passed on to their clients.


9 posted on 10/24/2008 11:01:13 AM PDT by truthluva ("Character is doing the right thing even when no one is looking" - JC Watts)
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To: Turret Gunner A20
Will we all be Lech Welesa or John Galt, or a combo thereof...
10 posted on 10/24/2008 11:01:54 AM PDT by taildragger (The Answer is Fred Thompson, I do not care what the question is.....)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

Interesting take on the situation. And I do like your closing statement.


11 posted on 10/24/2008 11:05:42 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: truthluva

Employees of temp agents are usually “independent contractors”. We do not get ANY benefits. As an independent contractor, I am responsible for paying for all of my own professional liability insurance and benefits. The client only pays an hourly rate for the person based on market value.


12 posted on 10/24/2008 11:07:07 AM PDT by LetsRok
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To: Turret Gunner A20

After my dad (who passed on in 1989) sold his business and retired whenever he needed some extra money he would go from business to business in the small town where he lived telling the owners he would work for $X paid under the table. He was always able to find employment usually after only 2-3 days of searching. I suspect that in the coming regime there will be a lot more of this going on.


13 posted on 10/24/2008 11:08:19 AM PDT by scory
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To: Turret Gunner A20

After my dad (who passed on in 1989) sold his business and retired whenever he needed some extra money he would go from business to business in the small town where he lived telling the owners he would work for $X paid under the table. He was always able to find employment usually after only 2-3 days of searching. I suspect that in the coming regime there will be a lot more of this going on.


14 posted on 10/24/2008 11:08:27 AM PDT by scory
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To: Turret Gunner A20

I began working as a consultant in 1994.

This was just as the Rs were taking over the Congress after Peter Jennings’ “Temper Tantrum”.

That’s significant, because a huge portion of the internet (such as it was at the time) that dealt with consultants talked about the “20 Questions”. These were 20 questions the IRS possibly ask you to establish if you were a consultant or actually an employee. Won’t go into all the details, but there were some landmark cases involving Microsoft and other large companies.

Well, the whole issue of those 20 questions gradually went away. I worked a position for 11 years as a consultant, in total violation of the previous policy. Once the reps. took over, I believe the IRS relaxed their rules due to pressure from the pro-business republicans.

You can likely bet there will be a reversal of this policy is 0 wins and the congress is controlled by the dims.

I saw all this because of this article’s advice to hire temporary employees.


15 posted on 10/24/2008 11:09:10 AM PDT by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: pierrem15

More to the point, FIND OUT who the 0bama supporters are, and MAKE SURE they are the first to go.


16 posted on 10/24/2008 11:11:49 AM PDT by MrB (0bama supporters: What's the attraction? The Marxism or the Infanticide?)
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To: skeeter

BULL! Re-read Neal’s article above. What he’s recommended is good business, regardless of who wins the election.


17 posted on 10/24/2008 11:12:20 AM PDT by Turret Gunner A20 (The FairTax -- the largest magnet for capital and jobs in history. John Snow)
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To: Jim Hill

Sure! Quit your job and get on every government program you can find. (Any chance you could start popping out a baby you can’t afford every year?)


18 posted on 10/24/2008 11:12:53 AM PDT by nodumbblonde
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To: Jim Hill

Open a small business (LLC), just you (and your wife), and counter your salary with your “business losses”.

That’s the best way.


19 posted on 10/24/2008 11:13:04 AM PDT by MrB (0bama supporters: What's the attraction? The Marxism or the Infanticide?)
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To: Jim Hill
Anybody know how I can Obama-proof my salary?

India comes to mind. Oops. That is my McCain line.

20 posted on 10/24/2008 11:15:08 AM PDT by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

As a long time consultant this article is truth. It is amazing how much easier it is to hire/fire contractors than workers, both from a corporate HR and federal/state employee law viewpoint.


21 posted on 10/24/2008 11:15:33 AM PDT by CodeToad
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To: PGR88
Or I can just pack up and go to China.

Well. To each his own. But if I were you, I'd first check with some Eastern Europeans, who have fled here, their opinion of living under Communist rule.

22 posted on 10/24/2008 11:17:24 AM PDT by Turret Gunner A20 (The FairTax -- the largest magnet for capital and jobs in history. John Snow)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

Just for the next week or so. When McCain wins we can go back to normal.


23 posted on 10/24/2008 11:17:27 AM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: allmost
go out of business and let the local political insiders pocket the cash.

Please tell more about how this works.

24 posted on 10/24/2008 11:20:38 AM PDT by An Old Man ("The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they suppress." Douglas)
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To: An Old Man

Ask chavez,stalin or mao. The state controls your former business by default when ‘relieving you of service’. The local politico are the state at that level.


25 posted on 10/24/2008 11:26:03 AM PDT by allmost
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To: Turret Gunner A20

ping


26 posted on 10/24/2008 11:36:34 AM PDT by Camel Joe (liberal=socialist=royalist/imperialist pawn=enemy of Freedom)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

Are contract employees really cheaper than regular employees? I would think the overhead costs in dealing with a temp firm would tend to eat up a lot of the savings.


27 posted on 10/24/2008 11:50:18 AM PDT by Liberty1970 (Mainstream media is not mainstream. Call it what it is: Hate Media.)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

“Or I can just pack up and go to China...”

“Well. To each his own. But if I were you, I’d first check with some Eastern Europeans, who have fled here, their opinion of living under Communist rule...”

It would just be changing one Gov’t run socialist-capitalist economy for another....


28 posted on 10/24/2008 12:05:00 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: scory

That will lead to the elimination of paper money. Mark on forehead or right hand, anyone?


29 posted on 10/24/2008 12:09:51 PM PDT by dmanLA
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To: Turret Gunner A20

Contract Labor
Outsourcing
Virtual Assistants
Converting Earned Income into Passive Income

OR

Go to our hidden base in the Colorado mountains and wait for it to collapse without us.


30 posted on 10/24/2008 12:11:04 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Stalin was a community organizer...)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

“Well. To each his own. But if I were you, I’d first check with some Eastern Europeans, who have fled here, their opinion of living under Communist rule.”

I’ve talked to some and the difference is shrinking fast! Americans have no idea what they are in for if O gets in.


31 posted on 10/24/2008 12:12:36 PM PDT by dmanLA
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To: Turret Gunner A20
"BULL! Re-read Neal’s article above. What he’s recommended is good business, regardless of who wins the election."

Wrong - committed, enthusiastic employees are the lifeblood of most good businesses. If you do not have any you most likely do not know how to manage your employees - and your business.

32 posted on 10/24/2008 12:27:11 PM PDT by Uhaul (Time to water the tree of liberty...)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

bttt


33 posted on 10/24/2008 12:29:03 PM PDT by TEXOKIE
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To: MrB
Open a small business (LLC), just you (and your wife), and counter your salary with your “business losses”.

That’s the best way.
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True enough. Just be sure to document, document, document. Also, check out the “Self-insured medical reimbursement plan” where you can write off all of your deductibles, eyeglasses, co-insurance, etc. dollar for dollar. Search for Sandy Botkin, tax planning expert. It. Is. Beautiful.

34 posted on 10/24/2008 12:46:30 PM PDT by Honor above all (I'm only here to help.)
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To: Honor above all

Thanks for the tip on Sandy Botkin.

Looked on Amazon - I especially like her books
“How to Pay Zero Taxes”

Zero... 0bama... yeah, if he’s elected, I’m certainly going to go for paying NO taxes to fund Zero’s plans.


35 posted on 10/24/2008 12:50:36 PM PDT by MrB (0bama supporters: What's the attraction? The Marxism or the Infanticide?)
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To: Turret Gunner A20
Perhaps the best way to protect ones' business from Obama is to close it. Just walk away - sell the hard assets and lock the doors. A nationwide strike of the true productive, innovative people would be an appropriate answer to a "leader" who favors the scheme that was present in the USSR.

Scorched earth policy. He can have 100% of nothing, which exactly matches what he really is - 100% of nothing.

36 posted on 10/24/2008 12:55:37 PM PDT by meyer (We are all Joe the Plumber)
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To: MrB

Actually, Sandy is a HE. Either way, the books are very helpful. Hope you like them.


37 posted on 10/24/2008 12:58:30 PM PDT by Honor above all (I'm only here to help.)
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To: Honor above all

Yeah, our library had HIM listed as “Sanford”.


38 posted on 10/24/2008 12:59:11 PM PDT by MrB (0bama supporters: What's the attraction? The Marxism or the Infanticide?)
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To: Turret Gunner A20
These people don't work for you. They work for the staffing agency. You don't pay them. You pay the staffing agency. You don't have to provide them with benefits like health insurance. That's up to the staffing agency. They can't unionize your workplace. You simply change staffing agencies. When a worker becomes a problem you don't have to jump through all sorts of legal hoops to fire them. Just tell the staffing agency to send someone else. The problem worker works for the staffing agency, not you. When your taxes go up you can simply tell the staffing agency that increased costs are going to lead to cuts, either in the number of their people working for you, or in the amount they're charging you for these people.

Sounds like a good idea, but it would only work in a capitalism based economy.

Once Obama and the democrats get the power, they will change many of the laws and the staffing agency will become the hiring arm or department of the company. Once they're declared as part of the company, the standard employee rules will become effective for the "agency contractors" and they will have to be treated as all employees with the same benefits and salaries as regular employees.

Under socialism, and under the socialists, the rules change, and the rules under socialism favor the "proletariat".
39 posted on 10/24/2008 1:24:56 PM PDT by adorno
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To: Uhaul

ahh! the voice of reason. most, not all, temp. employees could give a rats ass about your bottom line.


40 posted on 10/24/2008 1:34:15 PM PDT by robomatik ((wine plug: renascentvineyards.com cabernet sauvignon, riesling, and merlot))
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To: Jim Hill
Anybody know how I can Obama-proof my salary?

Start donating a boatload to your church and have then give you an 11,000 dollar gift.

41 posted on 10/24/2008 1:37:11 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (To protect and defend ... against all enemies, foreign and domestic .... by any means necessary.)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

In the industry I work in, if obama gets elected we are toast. My only choice will be to reduce my payroll to a skeleton crew. Their won’t be much work left in the industry I work in. We will be reduced to to being the caretakers of a dying industry.


42 posted on 10/24/2008 6:28:28 PM PDT by factoryrat (Better living through American Industrial Might.)
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