Maybe some of our candidates are mentioning this, but I haven’t heard anyone talking about it, and I wish they would.
It is my understanding (correct me if I’m wrong) that Obamacare created some regulations/requirements which only apply to “larger” companies — those with fifty or more employees.
That is a direct disincentive to hiring for companies with between 45 and 50 employees. It arbitrarily increases the costs of hiring a 50th employee.
It also provides a perverse incentive for companies with between 50 and 55 employees to lay off some of their people, so as to get under the threshold.
This won’t prevent a company from hiring if they really need help. But for those borderline decisions, it could well tip the balance. And why would someone who cares about jobs in a recession want to do anything to tip the balance into “no” territory on any hiring decisions?
Any regulation that is bad for a 49 employee business is bad for a business with 51 employees, too.
Obama is going to veto the repeal, so it is probably going to have to be piece-meal repeals. Every 50-employee regulation in Obamacare should be a prime target. Make Obama veto those repeals and then find a few employers near that threshold who have made hiring decisions because of it, and splash them all over the news.
This is an easy-to-understand job killer that could make a nice 30 second ad….