Elections have consequences:
“I explained to them a month ago that if Obama gets in office that the regulations for Obamacare are gonna hurt our business, and I’m gonna have to make provisions to make sure I have enough money to cover the payroll taxes, the additional health care I’m gonna have to do, and I explained that to them and I said you do what you feel like in your heart you need to do, but I’m just letting you know as a warning this is things I have to think of as a business owner.”
Voters—especially lower information voters—need to have the fact drilled into their heads that there is no such thing as free money from the government. Everything related to a product or service has an associated cost.
Obamacare, which low information voters were deluded into thinking was “free,” is paid for by levying additional taxes and fees on employers in an already down economy. To pay for all these additional taxes and fees, this gentleman had to fire 22 of his 114 employees.
Every business in America is going to have to either cut benefits to their employees or cut the number of employees that they have. Many companies are going to have to adopt a blend of both firing some and reducing benefits to those who remain to pay for Obamacare.
The end result?
More unemployed people, waiting in longer lines in hospital emergency rooms. More people dying because they now have less insurance coverage at higher costs and so they ended up waiting to long to go to the doctor.
Nothing is free, and if it comes from the government, you can be assured that the cost is far too high.