SCOTUS Decision Leaves Businesses on the Hook for Higher Costs, Fewer Jobs
(Las Vegas, NV) – After seven-term Congresswoman Shelley Berkley sat silent on the very Committee responsible for crafting ObamaCare, and then voted for it because Nancy Pelosi told her to, Nevadans are forced to prepare for the impending job loss.
“The business community has made it very clear that ObamaCare’s taxes and regulations are forcing them to either hire fewer people or stop hiring altogether. Considering Nevada leads the nation in unemployment, you would think seven-term Congresswoman Shelley Berkley would be doing everything she can to stop this bill. But instead, she’s followed President Obama and Nancy Pelosi every step of the way, repeatedly voting to keep the job-crushing law in place,” said Chandler Smith, Heller for Senate spokeswoman.
Business organizations and associations lamented the Supreme Court’s decision:
- ObamaCare may “stop franchises from opening new stores, creating new jobs,” and is “unworkable and unaffordable” for small businesses. (Catherine Monson, “Why the Health-Care Ruling May Stop Franchises from Opening New Stores, Creating New Jobs,” The Washington Post, 6/29/2012
- The Chamber of Commerce denounced the President’s health care legislation, saying it will “undermine job creation.” (“U.S. Chamber Will Continue Efforts to Improve the Health Care System,” U.S. Chamber Of Commerce, 6/28/2012)
- The National Federation of Independent Businesses said the taxes and mandates included in the law will “result in job loss and closed businesses.” (“Supreme Court Ruling Limits Freedom, Strengthens Government,” National Federation Of Independent Business, 6/28/2012)
- The National Association of Manufacturers reacted to the Supreme Court decision saying that the “escalating health costs are job killers.” (“Affordable Care Act Ruling Isn’t the End of Efforts to Lower Health Care Costs,” National Association Of Manufacturers, 6/28/2012)
- The International Franchise Association said the law will put 3.2 million franchise-related jobs at risk. (“High Court Ruling Puts Jobs at Franchise Businesses at Risk,” International Franchise Association, 6/28/2012)
- And the National Retail Federation said the law will have “will have a dramatic negative impact.” (“Retailers Dismayed by Supreme Court Decision,” National Retail Federation, 6/28/2012)