Yesterday, Larry Katz, President and CEO of Dot’s Diner, based in Metairie, La., testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship about how the Obamacare employer mandate will negatively impact his business and its employees.
The U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship is chaired by Mary Landrieu.
“I wanted to point out the very real side effects to this act; the loss of jobs, the raising of prices, no expansion and the forcing of employees into the Federal exchanges,” Katz told the committee. “…Isn’t it a shameful position to be put into? I, the business owner, am now forced to put 16 people out of work just to save himself from the negative effects of the ACA.”
“How can Mary Landrieu hear the real life stories like those of Mr. Katz and continue to support this job killing legislation,” asked LAGOP Executive Director Jason Doré. “Dot’s Diner is one of thousands of Louisiana small businesses that will be saddled with crippling regulations under Obamacare.”
“Fearful of the future, I also currently am in the process of having Dot’s valued and will consider selling the entire company,” said Katz.
“The bottom line is that Mary Landrieu was the 60th and deciding vote in favor on Obamacare,” said Doré. “While poll after poll shows the people of Louisiana understand how bad Obamacare is for Louisiana families and businesses, Mary continues to shamelessly champion it. Her fateful vote will directly result in thousands of Louisiana residents losing their jobs and many Louisiana small business owners being faced with the tough question of whether or not they can afford to keep their doors open.”
A Fox News poll released today indicates that, “By a large 47-11 percent margin, voters expect the 2010 health care law will cost them rather than save them money in the coming year.
“It is clear. Mary sold out the workers and small businesses of Louisiana to President Obama and her liberal friends in Washington D.C. Mary would have a difficult time looking the Louisiana workers who lose their job due to Obamacare in the eye and explaining to them why she voted their jobs away. It’s doubtful that the people of Louisiana will like what they hear as Mary returns to her $2.2 million home in Washington D.C.,” Doré said.