During last night’s debate on Obamacare between Senators Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz, a Texas salon owner asked Sanders a question that seemed to communicate exactly what every small business owner has experienced under the ACA.
And, unsurprisingly, Sanders had very little encouraging words for the woman. Actually, he didn’t really have any (via IJR).
Here’s what happened:
During CNN’s Ted Cruz-Bernie Sanders debate on Tuesday, the business owner, who operates several hair salons in Texas, asked Sanders how she can comply with Obamacare without passing on costs to customers or lowering her employees’ wages. She said she has just under 50 employees.
“Let me give you an answer you will not be happy with,” Sanders replied. “I think that businesses that employ 50 people or more… I’m sorry, I think that in America today, everybody should have health care. And if you have more than 50 people, you know what, I’m afraid to tell you, I think you will have to provide health insurance.”
The woman pressed him further, maintaining that she could not do so without raising her prices or lowering worker wages.
So you know what Bernie told her?
That it would be “unfair” for another business that does provide healthcare to it’s employees to have to compete with her, who did not.
“I think you’ll find the profit margin in my entire industry about the same,” the business owner replied.
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This is a real conversation that actually happened.
Perhaps this is part of the issue that we see in the left—the arrogance by which they tell Americans how they must live, and work, and do business.
This is not the American dream.
Watch for yourself below:
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