ObamaCare Less and Less Popular
Imagine how unpopular it will be when its costs really start to kick in:
Support for repeal of the new national health care plan has jumped to its highest level ever. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 63% of U.S. voters now favor repeal of the plan passed by congressional Democrats and signed into law by President Obama in March.
Prior to today, weekly polling had shown support for repeal ranging from 54% to 58%.
And by “costs,” I don’t mean just the direct cost to the federal government, which (for those who’ve forgotten) is not the sum total of the United States. For one example, Americans are pretty good at intuiting this sort of outcome:
A study by the National Center for Policy Analysis shows that tax credits in the new healthcare law could negatively impact small-business hiring decisions.
The new law provides a 50 percent tax credit to companies offering health coverage that have fewer than 10 workers who, on average, earn $25,000 a year. The tax credit is reduced as more employees are added to the payroll.
The NCPA study finds the reduction in tax relief to be a cost concern for companies looking to hire additional workers, but operate on slim profit margin yet still provide employee health coverage.
Incumbents — making government less efficient and American life more difficult, year after year.