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  • VIDEO: Small Business Owners Fight Obamacare in Court

    Research on the last seven recessions shows that small businesses generate about two out of every three new jobs during the recovery. But this time around the Obama administration has crippled the ability  small businesses to lead the way in new hiring with their job killing Obamacare legislation.

    Not only does the bill slap small businesses with an employment tax, new tax reporting requirements, and tons of new regulations, but it is also an unconstitutional extension of federal government power.

    Our nation’s small businesses are fighting back. The National Federation of Independent Businesses, the leading small business association representing small and independent businesses, has joined 20 states and other organization in their federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the President’s new health care law. In the embedded video watch as real small business owners from across the country describe how Obamacare has forced them to not hire and sometimes even let go current employees.

    You can read the NFIB’s Fact Pattern, here. They have a whole page devoted to the health care lawsuit here. And you can read The Heritage Foundation’s research on Why the Personal Mandate to Buy Health Insurance Is Unprecedented and Unconstitutional, here.

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    5 Responses to VIDEO: Small Business Owners Fight Obamacare in Court

    1. Billie says:

      This should not be happening under PROPER LEADERSHIP. this obamacare is misleading and clearly a set-up for the downfall.

      Please don't "think" it's unconstitutional, IT IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

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    3. Bill Corless, Hawaii says:

      We are already forced to buy a product sold by a private company. Its called Auto Insurance.

    4. Friedrich K. Benkel, says:

      The obamacare will make everyone to a piece of money food for the insurance companies. I think that nobody can mandat to buy something without to regulate the seller, or to offer a alternative. The obamacare will alnmost dobble the amount of people with insurance, but it also will tripple the profit of the insurance companies, because the additional insured are mainly from small and midsize businesses, which paying a far higher rate than the big corporation. I was believing that our constitution stated that everyone has to be treaten the same way. Is our goverment above the law now?

    5. Eugene Shmorhun M.D. says:

      Please help me find a contact within your organization with whom I can speak about your work on healthcare policy and costs. As a family physician in Virginia, I feel the need to get involved in the discussion.

    6. Matt Mawhorr says:

      Bill Corliss, you are mistaken. You aren't forced to buy Auto Insurance, you just need it to drive your car on public property (ie roads). Nothing is preventing you from driving your car, without insurance, or without a license, or even license plates, so long as you only drive in your own yard.

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