By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
A key House Republican is warning that the mandate in President Obama's health care law requiring companies with more than 50 employees to provide adequate health insurance to their workers is so cumbersome that even the parts designed to help firms with compliance will cause headaches.
Congressmen on Capitol Hill questioned President Obama's top consumer-protection advocate, Richard Cordray, about his agency's compliance with federal regulations designed to protect America's small businesses.
It seemed like a good idea at the time, but a health insurance tax credit for small businesses, part of President Obama's health care law that gets strong support in public opinion polls, has turned out to be a disappointment.
What tops the holiday wish list for American small-business owners? Economic certainty. Certainty is everything for a small business, and Washington is a large part of providing that certainty - or uncertainty. When business owners don't know what's on the horizon, they are forced to curtail hiring and halt reinvesting in their business in order to start saving for a possible new legislative policy or regulation from the federal government.