Tag Archives: Obamacare

Exactly Who Does Albany Work For?

Let’s look at the current deck of cards Albany has laid at the feet of small business owners.. A bill that would impose factory style mandates on our family farms. Of course the AFL-CIO is leading this push. A bill … Continue reading

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NY Small Biz Doesn’t Want Union to Get Exemption from Obamacare

As we have seen across the country, collective bargaining organizations are continuously making their case to avoid the financial pitfalls of Obamacare.  Waiver after waiver has been granted.  And now, here in New York, a similar scenario is beginning to … Continue reading

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Medicaid expansion: Buy now, pay later

Like many of the consumer advertisements that proclaim ownership of big ticket items for “only pennies a day” the  promise of federal funding for Medicaid expansion under Obamacare should carry the familiar Better Business Bureau warning: “If it sounds too good … Continue reading

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IRS: Tax Collector or Political Enforcer?

As a small-business owner, you work hard to establish and maintain customer relationships based on integrity and fairness. Violating that standard of behavior can ruin your business. And, you expect the same from others, particularly those in positions of power … Continue reading

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She said what?

Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said today that it is “impossible” to tie employers reducing employees’ hours to the health law. “There is nothing in place right now in the legislation that would require any employer to change work hours. And we … Continue reading

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Obamacare delay could reignite health care exchange fight

Apparently Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is beginning to realize what then Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi meant with her famous comment about the passage of Obamacare “we have to pass it to see what is … Continue reading

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Jobs: the cost of Obamacare’s Health Insurance Tax

Like most politicians during these difficult economic times, President Obama is always all about creating jobs. Also, like most politicians in DC, his policies make it clear he has no idea where they really come from. The latest proof of … Continue reading

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Michigan Small Business Says NO to Medicaid Expansion

A majority of small business owners surveyed by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) oppose expanding Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act as proposed by Governor Snyder in his recent budget address. “However well intended the policy, small … Continue reading

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Resolving to be Resolute in 2013

As a business owner, one of your New Years’ resolutions might be to balance your books more regularly or to tighten up your cash flow. If only the federal government would do the same. It’s hugely disappointing that the legislative … Continue reading

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Jobs Aplenty…for Federal Workers

And if you missed the rhetoric about job growth, it had nothing to do with the small-business sector gaining employees. No, their idea of job creation is to surge the already massive ranks of federal workers. Case in point: Obamacare … Continue reading

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