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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:44 AM

In New Billboard, Romney Campaign Showcases Small Business That Directly Benefited From Obamacare

In New Billboard, Romney Campaign Showcases Small Business That Directly Benefited From Obamacare

By Adam Peck

The Romney campaign is up with a new billboard touting another small business owner upset with President Obama’s out-of-context remark that businesses don’t succeed on their own but rather with help from federal government programs.

But like so many of the small businesses that the Romney campaign has trotted out in recent weeks, Tanya L. Burns & Associates, an insurance brokerage firm in Florida, is yet another beneficiary of federal spending. And not just any spending: Burns’ firm has helped clients reduce their health insurance premiums thanks to the Affordable Care Act, which Mitt Romney has pledged to repeal.

In a 2011 article in the Orlando Business Journal, Burns appears dumbfounded — and pleasantly surprised — at the lower premiums some of her clients received when they renewed their insurance contracts:

Tanya Burns, a local insurance broker and the owner of Tanya L. Burns & Associates Inc., said when she got the renewal for First Baptist Church and another Osceola County church, both with a 1.5 percent decrease from Aetna, she thought something was wrong with her eyes. Then, in November, she had another company renew at a 5 percent decrease. “I called the girls in the office and told them we’re not going to call Aetna and ask any questions, but we’re going to frame this and put it up in our lobby.”

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On their website, Tanya L. Burns & Associates has an entire “Health Reform Resource Center” set up, offering information on the key benefits of Obamacare and a Frequently Asked Questions page.

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http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/08/01/620141/romney-billboard-small-business-obamacare/





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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:47 AM

1. Of course, she has girls in her office,

not women. I wonder if she's violating the child labor laws.

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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:49 PM

2. Kick! n/t

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