Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

Employer has to fire staff to pay for Obamacare

Written By: Bob - Nov• 08•12

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.

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  1. Big Country says:

    Just got notification that two jobs I was in the running for here stateside are now officially “nonstarters” because of O’s Reelection. According to BOTH companies, they won’t be able to fund the new positions. One of them said “…because of expected higher mandated healthcare expenditures, the new positions we expected to open are now no longer viable…” this’s a quote from the HR department, along with a nice apology and wishing me luck in my future job search… Guess I’m stuck with going back to the Stans now…

  2. Steve Skubinna says:

    Private sector? If we’ve learned anything at all form the past four years it’s that “business” is comprised entirely of vultures who hate women, children and minorities and who spend their waking hours stealing from the public purse.

    We also know, from the same sources, that the federal government is the wellspring of all that comes to us, that every citizen is beholden to it for his existence and that everything goes to it and flows from it. From cradle to grave – and incidentally the government will determine if you make it from the uterus to the cradle, and eventually select the time and method of your passing – all you are, all you have, all that you will ever be is due to the warm benevolence of our masters.

    For the first time in my life I feel like an alien in my own country. My fellow citizens have turned away from everything I was raised to believe stands for America and gleefully forged their own chains. I am now actually ashamed of the years I spent wearing this nation’s uniform, having sworn to defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. I feel pity for deluded fools such as Woods and Doherty who thought they were standing against barbarism and on the side of civilization and freedom.

    America was the last free place left on Earth. I don’t know where to go now. My last vestiges of pride and self reliance won’t permit me to queue up for free federal cheese.

  3. rumcrook says:

    I know two friends in private companies that do military government contract work and they are both now under layoff notice.

    thier are a lot of companies that have sat down months ago and made plans for this eventuality.

    this will be wide spread.

  4. Bill says:

    Its worse than people see. Every ER I know, (I run a private, family practice clinic), is operating on borrowed time. Hospital ER’s are not revenue producers now, and if thay are breaking even, they will not be in 12 months with these changes.

    We will see closure of Critical Care ER’s at a rate never before seen, or even imagined.

    I’m with Steve, I feel like an alien in the country where I was born and which my father served for 25 years.