Dennis Miller offered some advice to a struggling small business owner: Fire Obamacare supporters first.
On his radio show, Miller fielded a call from a man who said he operated a small business with 15 employees and who previously picked up the entire tab for his workers' health coverage. The caller claimed that he just received notice that his health insurance premium for his workers was increasing more than 60 percent because of Obamacare, which evidently puts continued employee coverage out of reach.
Both individuals and employers around the country have been experiencing Obamacare sticker shock. Some employers have admitted downgrading full-time employees to less than 30 hours a week to evade the mandates of Obamacare, a.k.a. the Affordable Care Act.
In response to the caller, the Saturday Night Live alum and Ted Cruz fan provided this somewhat sarcastic advice (audio clip embedded above) which involves first identifying employees with Obama bumper stickers on their cars:
"Promise me this...for your purposes, if you have to let some people go... get the... Obama supporter, whose an Affordable Care Act [supporter], and do the right thing. You can't go on seniority anymore. There are some people who think this is crap. Fire a believer; they'll understand. Just say 'we're all in this together -- this is what you wanted. I have to let you go.' Folks, I'm not saying this to be mean... Who else would you fire?..."
Continued Miller: "Go out into the parking lot. If someone has to be cut to 29 hours, If someone has to be fired, you know how proud they are, the Obama/Biden bumper stickers... clock who they are, as you have to fire people, call those people into the office. Not someone who doesn't believe in it who has been there two decades less than them. That's the past... you're doing the right thing; you're not being mean. Look them in the eyes and say 'you know this is your thing. I can't afford you anymore, so at least you know I'm doing the right thing.' They won't argue with you; oh if they do, I'd be shocked, because certainly we all have to pull together, don't we? Fire someone with an Obama/Biden sticker on their car in the employee parking lot. It's the right thing to do; they're patriots."
There has been much written about how publicly opposing the Democrat Party agenda in overwhelmingly liberal Hollywood is a career-killer for those in the entertainment industry. Actor James Woods, for example, believes he may not get any further gigs in Hollywood because of his outspoken Obama criticism. Miller has increasing been moving in the libertarian/conservative direction since the 9/11 attacks.
Separately, fellow SNL alum Rob "Duece Bigalow" Schneider, a lifelong Democrat, announced that he was " horrified by what's happening in this State with the Democrat Supermajority now in the legislature in California. The Democrats in my party have abandoned me, and so I have abandoned them." Schneider noted that because of taxes and regulations, he hasn't made a movie in California in seven years even though Hollywood has the best infrastructure for film production.
What do you think of Dennis Miller's somewhat tongue-in-cheek advice for small businesses facing cutbacks to first send the Obama voters/Obamacare supporters packing?
The ACA now the law of the land so I comply. I'll dutifully pay my extra taxes. Certainly supporters will volunteer if cuts need to be made.[thumbnail image credit: Anetode]
— Dennis Miller Show (@DennisDMZ) October 21, 2013