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house Bill H.R. 1675

Making It Easier for Growing Companies to Offer Employees Stock

Argument in favor

Many companies use stock compensation as a tool to incentivize their workers, but reporting requirements for issuing stock beyond a certain level can act as a deterrent. Raising the threshold from $5 million to $10 million will make it easier to do so.

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07/15/2015
Stock should be more readily available for the companies employees. Without them they wouldn't even have a company.
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02/08/2016
This type volunteerism in business has benefited both employee and employer. Yet when such practices are believed to be mandated, that's when the market will break down in overall job production.
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billwdk9's Opinion
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08/06/2015
Offering employees stock incentivises hard work and innovation. This is a great idea.
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Argument opposed

Lower thresholds and the reporting requirements that go with them help ensure proper oversight and avoid questionable business practices. Besides, a company shouldn’t be issuing stock if its not willing to open its books and be forthright.

Evercraft's Opinion
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07/15/2015
Hang on, I'm all for free trade and removing unnecessary red tape, but why should a business be withholding stock information from its employees?
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Aidan-WC's Opinion
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07/10/2016
You may be thinking that it's a gracious gesture although it's the complete opposite for the stimulation of our sensitive economy. Let's travel back to the 1920s during the time period of the roosevelt administration. Franklin Delano Roosevelt would utilize patriotic and equitable acts to bring the United States economy back into the limelight. Additionally, he established the Emergency Banking Act of 1933 to conduct the stabilization of banks by declaring federal authority as well. The Wall Street Crash and the Great Depression were some of the most devastating economic crashes that took place on United States soil. This was not any crash but it was a crash that was due to the contingency of the Middle-class and poors actions. Although, the banks in rural regions played a crucial role in the exacerbation of the economy during the 1920s! The Great Depression resulted in a maximum amount of shareholding of immigrants residing in rural regions that kept popping out kids that they had to provide necessities with. Shareholding was necessary for citizens living in the slums and scattered throughout regions to invest in a share of a corporate stock and unfortunately be left with a harsh amount to still be in poverty. Furthermore, borrowing from banks interfered with this crash as well. Citizens were borrowing loans from corrupted unions and banks so they in return could invest in stocks to just provide let's just use a figure of speech "A CRUMB ON THE TABLE"! The Wall Street crash resulted in 1) 12 million people out of work 2) 12,000 people being made unemployed every day 3) 20,000 companies had gone bankrupt 4) 1616 banks had gone bankrupt 5) 1 farmer in 20 evicted 6) 23,000 people committed suicide in one year – the highest ever To get more of a basis of the Wall Street crash and the effects that impacted the aftermath take a glance here Source: http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/modern-world-history-1918-to-1980/america-1918-1939/wall-street-crash-of-1929-and-its-aftermath/. The point being is, making it easier to offer employees purchase stocks would not only exploit the values of the constitution due to the federal governments involvement in the private sector that symbolizes communism. But these days the word employees frequently equals that they are investing in a fraction of a share such as a Steel stock that would result in 0.0000000000000000000 (continuous and continuous) zeros 1 percent! ITS NO USE. You have to be a hedge fund tycoon to boom due to a stock. Honestly investing in multiple stocks as a low level employee jeopardizes your income, stabilization of your account. You would have to achieve a miracle hate to say it by some how making awareness to this particular corporation of how you can promote innovative influence to some how achive a booming share. In other words my mind believes in being generous and possibly great things will happen to your but by honestly incorporating federal government in the lives of employees (private sector) that would bring us to a second devastation or a reenactment of the late 1920s. Let the employees make their own decisions and determine their own actions when it comes to investing! Generally making the correct decisions about or economic stimulation will guide our economy to a beacon of light, mark my words! We can't have the trump administration in November having to deal with alleviating our stock economy due to communist related implementations! Let's prioritize thriving imperative factors these next four years for a nations overall growth, thank you for your time.
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John's Opinion
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07/07/2015
First, let's make these stock incentives available to people who don't already have more money than they can possibly spend. Raise it from 5 million to ten? That's only going to put more money in the fatcats' pockets anyway.
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    Stock should be more readily available for the companies employees. Without them they wouldn't even have a company.
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    Hang on, I'm all for free trade and removing unnecessary red tape, but why should a business be withholding stock information from its employees?
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    This type volunteerism in business has benefited both employee and employer. Yet when such practices are believed to be mandated, that's when the market will break down in overall job production.
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    Offering employees stock incentivises hard work and innovation. This is a great idea.
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    You may be thinking that it's a gracious gesture although it's the complete opposite for the stimulation of our sensitive economy. Let's travel back to the 1920s during the time period of the roosevelt administration. Franklin Delano Roosevelt would utilize patriotic and equitable acts to bring the United States economy back into the limelight. Additionally, he established the Emergency Banking Act of 1933 to conduct the stabilization of banks by declaring federal authority as well. The Wall Street Crash and the Great Depression were some of the most devastating economic crashes that took place on United States soil. This was not any crash but it was a crash that was due to the contingency of the Middle-class and poors actions. Although, the banks in rural regions played a crucial role in the exacerbation of the economy during the 1920s! The Great Depression resulted in a maximum amount of shareholding of immigrants residing in rural regions that kept popping out kids that they had to provide necessities with. Shareholding was necessary for citizens living in the slums and scattered throughout regions to invest in a share of a corporate stock and unfortunately be left with a harsh amount to still be in poverty. Furthermore, borrowing from banks interfered with this crash as well. Citizens were borrowing loans from corrupted unions and banks so they in return could invest in stocks to just provide let's just use a figure of speech "A CRUMB ON THE TABLE"! The Wall Street crash resulted in 1) 12 million people out of work 2) 12,000 people being made unemployed every day 3) 20,000 companies had gone bankrupt 4) 1616 banks had gone bankrupt 5) 1 farmer in 20 evicted 6) 23,000 people committed suicide in one year – the highest ever To get more of a basis of the Wall Street crash and the effects that impacted the aftermath take a glance here Source: http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/modern-world-history-1918-to-1980/america-1918-1939/wall-street-crash-of-1929-and-its-aftermath/. The point being is, making it easier to offer employees purchase stocks would not only exploit the values of the constitution due to the federal governments involvement in the private sector that symbolizes communism. But these days the word employees frequently equals that they are investing in a fraction of a share such as a Steel stock that would result in 0.0000000000000000000 (continuous and continuous) zeros 1 percent! ITS NO USE. You have to be a hedge fund tycoon to boom due to a stock. Honestly investing in multiple stocks as a low level employee jeopardizes your income, stabilization of your account. You would have to achieve a miracle hate to say it by some how making awareness to this particular corporation of how you can promote innovative influence to some how achive a booming share. In other words my mind believes in being generous and possibly great things will happen to your but by honestly incorporating federal government in the lives of employees (private sector) that would bring us to a second devastation or a reenactment of the late 1920s. Let the employees make their own decisions and determine their own actions when it comes to investing! Generally making the correct decisions about or economic stimulation will guide our economy to a beacon of light, mark my words! We can't have the trump administration in November having to deal with alleviating our stock economy due to communist related implementations! Let's prioritize thriving imperative factors these next four years for a nations overall growth, thank you for your time.
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    Let's face it. The government of this country is no longer by or for the people anymore. It's influenced by corporate lobbys. If American workers can ride on the coat tails of corporations to make a little more in compensation with stock options, I say lets do it before corporations are allowed to change the way they report and cut out its workers anyways.
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    These corporations will not give these extra shares to their employees rather they'll give it to their executives as bonuses which they already do.
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    This will open up our retirement fund to predators from Wall Street and Banks. The result will be the open theft of our retirement savings resulting in the complete theft of all Social Security funds. This is an obvious plan by Rethugs to strip Americans of the only protected retirement fund for 99 per center's. Remember these predators running Wall Street and the Banks are the same predators that caused the 08 crash. These thieves did not go to jail and are still running Wall Street and the Banks. These Wall Street and Bank predators are common thieves.
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    COmpanies like winco are perfect examples of why companies should be able to buy stock, they get benefits and can continue to earn money after retiring. However this should be done carefully so that government isnt over interfearing with private buisness
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    This is a no brainer, of course.
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    This looks to me to be another bait and switch. Although it could be a great incentive for employees and retention. It also could also be ripe for the picking. Jmo
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    I guess they have to register with the SEC and then have their solvency audited. Not sure what hurdles this bill would remove, but employee ownership is a great way to motivate a workforce.
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    The rationale for the bill is to reduce reporting requirements to recipients & enable grants of "valuable stock and options" without disclosure ( and truth) in the same amount and quality as larger companies
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    Share the wealth. Employees work for the company and should be able to reap from what they sow.
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    Employees that have even a small amount of ownership of a company can and most likely will, work harder.
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    We need to encourage more worker co ops.
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    If you help create the profits for a company, you should share in the fruits of your labor. No brainier.
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    This can improve the economy! Why wouldn't we do it?!
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    Deregulation hurts workers and empowers capital.
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    If a company wants to allow their employees to buy stock allow them!
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