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Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC


Mr. Speaker, as a result of this law, employers across America have discovered that onerous reporting requirements will force them to file 1099 forms for every vendor with which they do $600 worth of business. This past weekend, I visited with an accountant in my district who indicated he would have to expand his staff by 25 percent to accommodate all the extra redtape and paperwork.

Mr. Speaker, this is not the type of job creation American envisioned.

Additionally, businesses and labor unions alike have realized that ObamaCare is a bad deal, and at least 222 have sought waivers from having to comply with the law. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has approved special privilege exemptions for dozens of labor unions and the half a million union members they cover. Even more troubling is that Secretary Sebelius has been tardy in responding to a FOIA inquiry regarding the secretive details of these waiver requests.

Fortunately, rather than selective waivers for the politically connected, we have a universal remedy--repeal the law.

I urge my colleagues to heed the calls voters made last year during the debate and at the ballot box.


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