I hear something every time a business owner cuts someone’s hours or lays people off to avoid Obamacare. It’s a dark whisper, quiet, often overruled by the sound of patriotic trumpets and waving flags.
It’s barely audible. But if you listen closely, you can hear it too.
This is what I hear when “job creators” hurt workers “because of Obamacare”:
I don’t want to pay you enough for you to afford healthcare.
You are not a person. You are a cog. You are replaceable enough that if you get sick, I’d rather replace you than help you.
If I can figure out a way to pay you less to make more cash for myself, I’d do it in a heartbeat.
I’m going to blame Obama so you still support me and my politician friends in the next election.
And I think you’re too stupid to figure that out.
I hear them whisper that behind their loud, loud words.
And I wonder when we will whisper back.