Mar 23 2010
We have a small, fledgling business which struggles to stay afloat in these horrible economic times and under the brutal overhead requirements of government contracting. One thing I keep reading the ignoramuses in the White House claiming is the GOP will have a tough time convincing small business to repeal and replace Obama care:
But, said Axelrod: “I think the debate shifts now. The issue for those talking about repeal is whether they’re going to look the small-business people in the eye or the children and say this was horrible. I’m happy to have that debate.”
This is from a bunch of political hacks who never ran a business, never worked for a real company. We cannot afford the part time people we employ. I cannot afford to bring people on conditionally with the ebb and flow of contracts. We will not be hiring to fill part time slots now that Obamacare has made that impossible financially. The tax cuts are pathetic and miss the true cost of a full benefits package for what is short term or part time work. I am no different from any other business owner large and small – we cannot afford to hire someone part time.
That means people are going to lose their jobs – lots of them. And that means children lose homes, good food, toys and a good life.
The polls show how Americans feel about this reckless power grab:
ublic Opinion Strategies, a Republican polling firm, conducted a poll in the districts of 36 Democrats who voted against health-care legislation last November. In 2008, RepublicanÂ John McCain carried 29 of those districts over Obama. The survey found that 60 percent of those surveyed in those districts opposed the health bill and 35 percent favored it, with nearly half saying they were strongly opposed.
“The intensity against the bill in these districts is stunning,” said the firm’s Bill McInturff.
They can’t stand it because, unlike the naive zealots in DC, they know what will really happen:
Americans were not optimistic about the impact the bill will have. While 29 percent said reforms in the bill will make the health care system better, 34 percent said they would make the system worse. Twenty-eight percent said they weren’t sure, while eight percent predicted no change.
Despite Democrats’ effort to stress that the bill will (eventually) make insurance companies provide coverage for people with preexisting conditions, just 53 percent of respondents said they believed it would do so. Thirty-one percent said it would not.
There was also widespread skepticism that the bill would help control the costs of health care premiums, with 37 percent saying it would and 50 percent saying it would not.
We are not stupid, and it doesn’t take much to be smarter than the mad liberals behind this debacle. Obama has lost support of over half the nation. And Â now, instead of focusing on jobs, he has to spend what little political capitol he has left trying to stop the nation’s innate opposition to this bill from repealing and replacing Obamacare.
The President and Democrats are going to find out how serious we are about controlling our lives for ourselves. We are not sheep. And they are going to find out We The People can change and undo anything we damn well please if we all agree to do so. There are such things as a national conventions called by 2/3 of the states. We can limit government right out of our lives.