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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:15 AM

Why are small businesses now saying they have to lay people off? [View all]

This seriously pisses me off.

I've heard this from friend, family members and acquaintances who have small businesses - they have to fire people now that Obama was re-elected.

I try to tell them that this is idiotic. What possibly could happen under a Romney presidency that would make your small business so much more profitable? Child labor?

The common answer? Obamacare!

Bullshit.

Under the ACA, small businesses under 25 employees get a 35% credit for insurance coverage which goes UP to 50% in 2014.

The exchanges will allow for employers to shop for employee coverage to find the lowest premiums they can.

The fact that small businesses have to think about covering employees now is a good thing for society - and the small businesses.

My retort to my brother in law, sister and a friend I spoke to about this was:

"If you want employers to see reduced costs for health care coverage and reduced responsibility for administration of health coverage for employees, then fight with me for a single payer system."

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