Struggling companies cut employees’ insurance benefits

Byline: | Category: 2008 Presidential Election | Posted at: Monday, 31 March 2008

I’m not sure if that’s a national trend, but there is at least one company that is delaying payments to its employee health plan:

Among the debts reported this month by Hillary Rodham Clinton’s struggling presidential campaign, the $292,000 in unpaid health insurance premiums for her campaign staff stands out.

Really, you can’t make this stuff up.


Don Surber, Sundries Shack, Megan McArdle

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2 Responses to “Struggling companies cut employees’ insurance benefits”

  1. Don Surber Says:

    It is not a small company either with over 600 employees

  2. Blue Heron Says:

    Let us not bemoan mere inconsistency; the truly great like Senator Clinton are always misunderstood:

    “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Out upon your guarded lips! Sew them up with packthread, do. Else if you would be a man speak what you think to-day in words as hard as cannon balls, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day. Ah, then, exclaim the aged ladies, you shall be sure to be misunderstood! Misunderstood! It is a right fool’s word. Is it so bad then to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.” [Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Self-Reliance,” (ca. 1841)]