SACRAMENTO, CA – U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina today issued the following statement in response to the study conducted by the National Center for Policy Analysis showing that the tax credits included in the health care overhaul penalize small businesses for hiring more workers or increasing salaries:
“We have known for some time that the health care overhaul championed by Barbara Boxer and her Democratic allies in Congress is a bad deal for Americans because it will lead to higher taxes, a half trillion dollars in higher deficits and a 10 percent to 13 percent hike in health care premiums. This report confirms this massive health care overhaul is also a bad deal for America’s small businesses, which employ more than half of Americans and create two-thirds of our nation’s new jobs.
“Now, more than ever, we need to be encouraging small businesses to grow and hire more Americans – not penalizing them for their success. By discouraging small businesses from hiring new workers or increasing employee salaries, this health care overhaul will prevent Americans from going back to work and slow our nation’s economic recovery.
“In championing this government takeover of our health care system and other big-government policies, Barbara Boxer promised Californians that she was working hard to create jobs. It seems yet again that the ramifications of her actions fall far short of her Election Year promises.”