[Congressional Record Volume 156, Number 43 (Sunday, March 21, 2010)]
[House]
[Page H1820]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]




                       WISE COUNSEL FROM THE NFIB

  (Mr. WILSON of South Carolina asked and was given permission to 
address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. WILSON of South Carolina. Mr. Speaker, as we vote on health care 
takeover, I urge Members of both parties to pay attention to the 
counsel of the National Federation of Independent Business, NFIB, the 
Nation's leading small business association.
  ``Small business has been struggling with health care costs for 
decades, and our members need help now.'' These bills ``are not the 
answer--they compound current problems and make health care even more 
expensive for small businesses. Costing nearly $1 trillion, these bills 
will send health insurance costs soaring, increase the cost of doing 
business and set our economic recovery backward with destructive 
policies,'' including a tax on small business health plans, targeting 
small construction firms with destructive new mandates, an 
unprecedented increase in the Medicare payroll tax.
  In July, NFIB warned a similar bill would kill 1.6 million jobs.
  In conclusion, God bless our troops, and we will never forget 
September the 11th in the global war on terrorism.
  As we vote today, I share the concern of former DSS Director Bill 
Walker that the bill will be a free ticket, no show.

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