IBM (Vermont’s largest private sector employer) doesn’t like the healthcare reform attempts being made in Vermont, in fact, they’re threatening to leave the state if it passes. You know what IBM, I’m pretty sure, since you’re not a person, you don’t have a damn thing to say about healthcare. Or maybe you do, is it perhaps you like to use the healthcare you provide to your employees as an enticement to keep your best talent? Are you afraid that if everyone gets the same affordable healthcare that some of that high-end talent will realize they don’t need you anymore and could leave to start their own businesses that compete with you? What I find interesting is that former and current employees have made it perfectly clear that IBM management does not speak for them in regards to health care reform. It’s so depressing that, in this country, when large corporations, like IBM, can get their way by simply throwing their weight around (maybe, too early to tell), that’s unacceptable. This is the kind of action that will only cause the rift between common citizens and large corporations to further expand.
You’re pathetic IBM, you superfluous overweight outdated greedy bastards.
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