Christian Companies, Tax Exemptions, AND Obamacare

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Hobby Lobby and other Christian-owned businesses face heavy penalties if they don’t comply with ObamaCare mandates that violate their religious beliefs. But a Texas lawmaker is gaining support for what he believes will be helpful and send a message to Washington.

State Representative Jonathan Stickland (R), who believes the fines associated with the mandates are designed to bankrupt companies like Hobby Lobby into submission, has introduced HB 649 in hopes of providing a tax break to such businesses to defray the cost of the penalties.

“Texas has a choice to make: If we allow them to go down that path, and close their doors as a result, we’re going to lose that tax revenue anyway,” he submits. “This bill would at least give us a fighting chance for them to continue creating jobs and producing products and services in the state.”

Hobby Lobby has sued the government to overturn the requirement for its insurance to provide free coverage of abortion-causing drugs, and it faces $1.3 million a day in penalties.

“When we started out, we didn’t intend to have a bill that was pro-life, pro-religious freedom, pro-Tenth Amendment, anti-ObamaCare and all the mainstream Republican ideas out there right now all into one,” the Texas lawmaker tells OneNewsNow. “But when you really stop and look at the bill, I think that’s what it accomplishes.”

Read More at onenewsnow.com . By Charlie Butts.

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3 comments to Christian Companies, Tax Exemptions, AND Obamacare

  • Dan Stewart

    Go Texas. I wish every state would tell dc to take their STUPID rules & stick them where the sun doesn't shine.

    • jonodough

      we must ALL refuse to allow the govt to force us into anything. they can't possibly jail 300 million of us. obama the dickhead talkes about fairness all the time. what is so fair about forcing the american people into a program that the politician do not have to take part in. or the individuals and groups that got waivers? either everyone is in it or no one is in it. obama you can take your commie sh*t and shove it up your greedy, filthy illegal alien, traitor a**! obama is not eligible to be potus. he is illegally in the white house. he must be removed and every law he has created must be destroyed. he is not our president. we do not have to obey him.

      • Guest

        There's still hope for you, redneck. Many communities offer free adult learning programs so even semi-literate cousin-f^ckers like you can learn to read at a sixth grade level. Of course, not everyone is capable of meeting that standard. In your case let's shoot for fourth grade.

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