On Sep 13th, Betty McCollum held a townhall at liberal Macalester college. The only place more DFL friendly is an SEIU/DFL lovefest. This gentleman owns a company, and his biggest concern was healthcare when he laid people off because his broker told him his rates would be going up. Now that Obamacare is starting, his healthcare costs are going up so much he may have to shut his business down. His question for Betty is, "When you voted for Obamacare, were you aware healthcare costs would go up"?
After the question, Betty spewed the typical DEMOCRAT garbage about how great Obamacare is for this gentleman.
- Betty blames the insurance companies for rising healthcare costs. Uhm, sure Betty. The insurance industry operates on thin margins, around 4%. Unlike retail which can be around 40-45%. So when the insurance companies are told who/what to cover and caps are eliminated, it adds to their costs. Betty, you were a retail manager for 25 years, I would think you would understand that. Than again, you are an intellectual lightweight
- Betty compares car insurance to health insurance. You nitwit Betty! Car insurance is based upon an individual. If you are a bad driver, your costs only affect your rates. Car insurance is also pretty clear because there are only a few variables that is covered; deductible, personal injury, uninsured motorist etc...Health insurance is based upon a pool of people, and thousands of variables. How many different health problems are there? This is not an apple to apple comparison!
- Betty talks about how this gentleman and businesses can get credits on their healthcare costs. She uses 50%. Well, actually, Betty uses the term REWARD for providing healthcare to his employees. Betty you idiot! Business provide healthcare because it is a competitive advantage in hiring. It is called a benefit! Ok,first off, who do you think is paying for the credit these businesses will receive? I am, you are. This isn't socialism? WE are now paying for these healthcare credits these businesses receive, and our healthcare. Second, Betty makes it sound automatic, but in order to get the credits, a business must meet the following criteria.
The federal law, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, targets companies with 25 or fewer employees earning an average wage of less than $50,000. Companies with 10 or fewer workers who earn an average wage of less than $25,000 could qualify for the maximum credit.
This video explains all the new taxes on small businesses due to Obamacare (guess you forgot to mention these Betty McCollum)!
To read all the tax increases facing small businesses, click here.
Betty McCollum, keep painting that rosey picture of Obamacare; according to Rasmussen reports, 74% of us don't believe you, and WE WILL REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!
Keep up the work constituents of MNCD4; every bit helps. From letters to the editor, tweets, facebook, blogs, Collett yard signs, telling your neighbors etc...spread the word on what Betty hasn't done for MNCD4, and if you are new to this blog, read how Betty denies God in Congress, supports Hamas and is anti-Israel. Or just ask yourself, with the recent revelation of voter fraud in St. Paul, why would Betty McCollum deny voter fraud is a problem, and what has Betty done for MNCD4?