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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California

The 29-ers

May 13, 2013
Speeches

Congressman McClintock delivered the following remarks on the House floor on May 15, 2013.  The Obamcare repeal bill is expected to be voted on by the House on May 16, 2013 :

The 29-ers

Mr. Speaker
 
Across the country, employers are holding office meetings and the announcement goes something like this:
 
“We love you guys.  But here’s what we make; here’s what Obamacare will cost us; we can’t stay in business with Obamacare.  But if we cut back everybody to 29 hours per week, we can avoid the mandate and stay in business.”
 
There’s even a name for them now: The 29-ers.
Obamacare was sold on three claims, all of which were false: 
 
-- That it would save people money – in fact, it has produced crippling increases in health plan costs. 
 
-- That it would be good for the economy – in fact, the CBO estimates it will cost the economy a net loss of 800,000 jobs.
 
-- That if you like your plan, you can keep it.  Many are finding not only is that a lie, but they can’t keep their jobs either.
 
Let’s pull the plug on this before it wrecks our healthcare AND our jobs.
 
 
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