Save American Workers Act of 2015by Representative Kevin McCarthy
Posted on 2015-01-08
McCARTHY. I thank the gentleman for yielding.
Mr. Speaker, we all know that the employer mandate has resulted in lost wages and jobs in America. That point is just not debatable anymore. Numerous studies have said so and the Congressional Budget Office. Businesses are now reacting to ObamaCare's perverse incentive and scaling down.
But the impact of this mandate isn't on paper; it is in the people across this country in each and every district who feel the pain of ObamaCare. In my district, Kern County, firefighters, Department of Mental Health, probation facilities have been forced to reduce hours of extra-help employees, and that is just in county government.
But you know who the employer mandate hurts most of all? Women, [[Page H130]] small business owners, low-income and unskilled workers. But we have an opportunity today to do something about it, passing Representative Todd Young's Save the American Workers Act.
This bill is common sense. It is bipartisan. But the President has already threatened to veto it. The American people don't want that. They want to see solutions, not obstruction.
So, Mr. President, you say you care about those who have fallen on hard times. Show it; sign this bill.
You say you care about the youth of this country struggling with the debt and unable to find jobs. Show it; sign this bill.
You care about the low-income workers, about working women and small businesses. Show it, and sign this bill. Actions speak louder than words.
The employer mandate and ObamaCare as a whole are hurting the job market and are hurting America. Only a full repeal of this law will solve the problem. But this bill helps, and the President should sign it.