Small business and ObamaCare
My friend Rusty had the following letter (or something extremely similar to it) published in the Boulder Daily Camera. It’s an interesting companion to the letter Congressman Jared Polis wrote to Nancy Pelosi the other day…
A new McClatchy-Ipsos poll released Wednesday found Americans torn over several key questions regarding the health-care debate. One question about which there was strong consensus is that, by a 91-8 margin, Americans support tax breaks to small businesses to help them provide health insurance for their employees. That is all well and good. However, unlike the “tax-breaks” given to low-income earners (more accurately, welfare in the form of tax ‘refunds’ to people who do not pay taxes), a small business must have a certain level of profits (that is taking in more than you spend, to those of you who majored in ethnic studies) before it will benefit from ‘tax breaks’.
Many small businesses are struggling to hold on. Depending on the specifics of course, requiring a business to provide health insurance for all employees (including part-timers) and penalizing them if they do not, may well make the difference as to whether or not they can afford to retain some staff. In fact, it may well make the difference between a business owner being able to hold on or choosing to give it up and become a ward of the welfare state that our country is becoming.
Please contact your congress people and stand up for small business. Your job may be the one you save.
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