Sam Brownback: Trashed Job Market Follows Obama’s Health Plan
From my inbox today — Senator Sam Brownback’s response to Obama’s health care reform plan:
We need to get more Americans covered with health insurance. But any proposed “solution” to the problem of the uninsured that has the effect of getting people laid off from their jobs is not the way to do it.
As unemployment reaches a 26-year high and our economy continues to shed 500,000 jobs a month, it would not seem to be the best time to enact new mandates on business likely to accelerate the rate of job loss.
<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">This is precisely what President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are proposing with the “pay or play” mandates in health-care legislation making its way through Congress. </span><a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=ajuYsywnyhxM">Read the rest here.</a><br />