So, what is your point? Still trying to figure that one out. Are you trying to villify a business owner, because he has to raise prices to cover the cost of a federal mandate? Do you think because the gov't is forcing increase cost of doing business, they should eat those expenses at the cost of his business?
If so, that's typical lefty BS. The same line we have been hearing from the current administration..."you didn't build this"...that somehow the federal gov't is more important than private individuals or private businesses. Somehow they think that the gov't can survive without private industry and it is the gov't that is the engine of this economy. Let me let you in on a little secret...without private businesses, there is no gov't. Got it?
Right now the BO administration is trying to avoid the fiscal cliff by raising taxes on anybody who makes over $200k a year. That will include over a million small business owners. The kind of businesses that employ over %75 of the working population of this country. With the full implementaiton of Obamacare, increased taxes, several things are going to happen:
First, you are going have employment costs increase. That means businesses, large and small laike, are not going to expand the number of employees on their payroll; and will probably end up laying people off. There are exemptions in Obamacare for companies with 50 employees or less. If a company has say 55-60 employees and their choice is to lay people off or have to put up the administrative nightmare that is Obamacare...what do you think they are gong to do?
Second, you are going to have increases in taxes, which will adversely affect business bottom lines. They have a couple choices: They can eat the increased cost, lay employees off, or raise the prices of their goods and services. I can already tell you that most businesses will refuse to eat the increase cost of federal mandates. So, chances are they will raise prices and/or lay employees off. Either way, it is probably going to drive up the price of...well, everything. With average incomes declining...this is not good news to anybody trying to save for their retirement, pay their bills, etc.
Bottom line, with businesses being hit by the perfect storm...increased taxes, more gov't regulation, and Obamacare, the price of everything is going to go up and business investment will be going down...significantly. Look for increased unemployment, inflation, anemic growth, and stagnant investment. In other words...the Obama-nation.
What, did you lefties think Obamacare was gonna be "free"...like your Obama-phone?!?