Save American Workers Act of 2015by Representative Scott Perry
Posted on 2015-01-08
PERRY. I thank the chairman.
Mr. Speaker, I also am proud to cosponsor this bill and thank the gentleman from Indiana (Mr. Young) for his hard work on it.
I think it is fascinating that we hear from my colleagues from the other side that they are so interested in how much money the Federal Government would lose--the Federal Government. I wonder who they came here to work for. Are they interested in how many dollars their hardworking taxpayers are losing by the implementation of this ill- founded law? I just got off of the phone with one of my employers in the district who has about 500 employees. It is a good, hardworking, family-run business, and he tells me, the number one issue that he is dealing with is poring over spreadsheets day in and day out, trying to figure out how he can put one employee in a place where that employee wants to work in his business because that employee might want more hours because he wants to make his own or her own choice about health care or how much money he or she has. Maybe that employee is retired, their husband or wife is retired, and they just need the extra hours, want the extra hours, but he can't provide them.
Mr. Speaker, it is interesting to me that some folks on the other side said, just help us fix it. Yet when we try to fix it, they say, no, it is fine; it is perfect the way it is.
Mr. Speaker, central planning did not work in the USSR. It does not work in Cuba. And I wish you would quit trying to place it in the United States.