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January 31, 2010

Marc Cuban: A Simple Policy Guide for Job Growth:

"The simplest way to create more jobs is to allow small business and entrepreneurs to spend less time and money on lawyers and accountants and redirect that intellectual and financial capital to the core competencies of their business. ... Like the administration before it, the current administration seems to have no concept of what it takes to start, run and grow a small business. None."

I'd hire someone full time right now for Flying Meat, if the US had universal health insurance.

I've never understood why it's up to the employer to provide this benefit*. It drives me nuts. As an employer I'm not expected to pay for house, car, or flood insurance; why would I need to pay for health? Isn't it really up to the individual to know what their needs are, and not the company they work for (who is trying to be profitable)?

How many great companies are kept from being created, because someone has to stay at their current place of employment for fear of losing coverage for a sick relative, or themselves?

Uh. What a stupid, stupid mess.

*Yes, being a small business I have ways of not having to provide insurance. But I don't want to be a jerk either.