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Business Owner Says Obamacare is a Competitive Disadvantage

Business Owner Says Obamacare is a Competitive Disadvantage Surf Air Homepage / Credit: Surf Air.com

To get a pulse of how small business owners will be voting in the election, BusinessNewsDaily spoke with several business owners to see which issues are most important to them and who they will be voting for on Election Day.  

Wade Eyerly is the CEO of Surf Air, a company that offers an exclusive all-you-can-fly monthly membership for frequent travelers. Let me know if you need anything else for your story. The company has 20 employees and is based in Santa Monica, CA.

BusinessNewsDaily: Which candidate will you vote for?
Wade Eyerly: Mitt Romney.

BND:What issues are most important to you as a business owner?
WE: I am looking for executive leadership and consistency.

BND:Do you believe that any president can help improve the economy?
WE: Yes. The policy direction that the president gives us does a lot to determine the course and direction of our recovery.

BND:Do you think that either candidate has a real plan for improving things for your business?
WE: The government doesn't improve things for our business. We do. What the government needs to do is be consistent in the action and plan that it is taking, so that we, as a business, can respond accordingly. The worst outcome is to change course regularly. The uncertainty of this administration is what continues to depress the economy.

BND: What do you think of Obamacare and how does it affect your business?
WE: I have 20 employees. We provide great healthcare benefits to everyone. But, the new healthcare law is designed to incentivize you to stop giving benefits. It is cheaper for our company to stop giving benefits, pay the fine, and push everyone into government healthcare then it is to continue providing healthcare. It's literally becoming a competitive disadvantage to provide healthcare as a small business.

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