Fair Share: Ending socialism for corporations

Maryland is now the first state in the nation with a bill that would require large employers to spend a fixed percentage of their payroll on healthcare for employees, after the state Legislature voted to override the governor`s veto

The law requires employers with more than 10,000 employees to spend the equivalent of 8 percent of the total payroll on healthcare for workers. Employers who spend less than that on employee insurance would be required to pay the balance into a state fund to offset their medical costs.

The bill was aimed directly at Wal-Mart, as they are the only employer of that size in Maryland that does not spend 8% on healthcare.

Now Wal-Mart can no longer get away with forcing county, state, and federal governments to pick up the tab for healthcare they are too sleazy and cheap to pay for. In order words, under the old system, governments were subsidizing health care costs that Wal-Mart refused to pay – and that is socialism for corporations only, a perversion of the idea.

In a fair system, there would be universal healthcare available to all in the US, which is what most industrialized nations have. Everyone pays in, everyone gets health care.

Spread the meme! Make corporations to pay their fair share and not dump their costs on the rest of us.