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An Obamacare benefit to the GOP: more Job Creators

Could Obamacare end up being an electoral boon for the GOP? Let me explain in the context of the video below. The video - from Time Warner Cable News - shows a Job Creator complaining that he can't expand his business to two more locations: if he does he'll hit the 50 employer limit imposed by Obamacare and have to either pay a fine or provide healthcare to his employees.

All of this sounds dire: yet another example of valiant, patriotic Job Creators who'd create millions of new jobs if only there weren't so many taxes and regulations cutting into their bottom line. And, in fact, that's exactly how Ed Morrissey of HotAir reports it [1].

But, there is a big upside: more Job Creators!

If the market in that area will sustain two more pet care centers, then someone's going to fill it. It won't be the Job Creator on the video, but it might be a whole new Job Creator (or two). Simply by passing Obamacare, Obama will have helped create new Job Creators, most of whom will vote for the GOP. And, all thanks to Obama!

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[1] OK, maybe "report" isn't a good choice since the video was posted to the goptvclips channel and there's a good chance the GOP sent out the video and suggested things to talk about. Morrissey's post gives the h/t to Daniel Halper of the Weekly Standard ( peekURL.com/z6CF8j9 ).
Morrissey's version is at hotair . com/archives/2014/02/27/
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Quick - someone check to see if the Koch Brothers have bought Time Warner Cable News! Harry Reid needs to know, after all, because all of these “horror stories” about ObamaCare are just lies. Actually, we may need to see if the Kochs have bought all of New York, because small-business owners are discovering that Reid’s law does anything but “bend the cost curve downward” ...Yes, that’s what happens when one does the math on ObamaCare’s employer mandate. We’ve made this argument a number of times since the debate first began on this part of the ACA. In order for small businesses to grow past the 50-employee mark, the return on that staffing investment has to exceed not just the base compensation of those employees (as it always must), but also the added costs of either health insurance or a penalty for each existing employee as well. That provides a huge disincentive to expansion, so it’s hardly surprising that business owners are choosing to avoid the risks of expansion and job creation altogether and staying put at current size...

[2] The video is posted to the

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Thu, 02/27/2014 - 15:28 · Importance: 3