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Small Business Paperwork Elimination Act of 2011

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Mr. NUNNELEE. Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

Madam Speaker, in a day when America has been suffering for nearly 2 years from significant unemployment, when nearly one in 10 of our neighbors is unemployed, it is our duty to do everything we can to allow these employers to focus on job creation.

Today, we will vote to repeal the burdensome 1099 provision included in ObamaCare. As pledged to the American people, we will work to get this unpopular job-destroying law off the books. We voted to repeal it outright, we voted to defund it, and today we begin the process of repealing it piece by piece.

In order to comply with this 1099 mandate, businesses would have to spend countless hours generating and receiving needless amounts of paperwork. Now I started a small business, and I know the rewards and challenges of entrepreneurship. And I can tell you those challenges don't need to involve filing needless paperwork.

Last summer, when I visited Trisha's Day Spa in Grenada, Mississippi, and I explained to Trisha Shankle the 1099 requirements in ObamaCare, she said that such a requirement would be devastating to her business. That's been the conclusion reached in small businesses around America.

Today, a huge burden will be lifted from the shoulders of small businesses, and for that I am grateful. That's why I'm proud to cosponsor this legislation and why I will vote to repeal it.

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