There is no question the health care situation needs repair. Laronda Hunter is a small business owner interviewed by Fox News this morning. The episode was almost too painful to watch. She had the opportunity to talk with Bernie Sanders about Obamacare at a townhall meeting and asked him pertinent questions about the problems created by Obamacare for small businesses.
As always, the liberal politician Sanders was speechless in answering her questions. Other than saying everyone had a right to health care, he had no other ideas regarding the cost and how to pay for it and as he put it, “I have some bad news for you…” No help, no answers, no hope or encouragement for all the small business owners in America. Typical Democrat silence.
The Democrats lack the understanding that small businesses make up 99.7 percent of all US businesses, they employ 56.8 million workers, and they create about 1.1 million new jobs each year. (https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/advocacy/United_States.pdf)
Hunter created her business about the time Obama came to power. Unfortunately, she did not have a crystal ball for guidance as to how the new president and his policies would impact her business and her employees. She committed herself to the banks and a plan that would eventually employ 100 throughout 10 stores. The impression was that for her, there was no turning.
Today, the government is forcing Hunter into paying for the healthcare of her employees. At the start, it was difficult but possible. Now with the expansion of her business and the increases in Obamacare premiums, being the owner of any small business is not as promising as it was before. In fact, many small businesses have failed because they could not pay the premiums or penalties placed on them by the Obama administration.
This is a democrat problem. They suspended common sense and rushed this legislation into law without thinking about it. Who will ever forget the insanity of Nancy Pelosi’s comment: “But we have to pass the [health care] bill so that you can find out what’s in it….” This is how the Democrats have been doing business for a very long time. The question many are asking is this: Is it best for America?
Most Americans think not. After all, this is the reason Republicans won the Senate, the House, and the White House.
The Democrats cannot do the job effectively. You have no further to look than the cities and regions they have traditionally controlled over the past decades. Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore – all are cesspools of failing economies, drug abuse, murders, falling real estate values, and more. Few want to move to any of these communities, or others controlled by the Democrats.
As for Hunter and other small business owners, there is some hope. America elected the Republicans to combat the excessive regulation, burdensome taxes, and problems of Obamacare.