OPINION: Let's Restore Hourly Wages Cut by Obamacare

An America that works encourages job growth and encourages employers to offer more hours to its employees. An America that works gets Washington out of the way so middle-class Americans can experience higher wages, more hours, more opportunity and greater prosperity.

In 2009, then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., famously said of Obamacare: “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” Now that Americans are experiencing first-hand what was in the bill, Democrats are doing anything they can to push these policies back under the rug until after the next Election Day.

It won’t work. All of the delays, all of the distractions and all of the political games cannot hide the devastating effects of Obamacare. And meanwhile, the victims of these Democratic tactics are the American people who deserve better. Democrats know the law they drafted is hurting people. Rather than hide the problem, let’s solve it.

Next week in the U.S. House of Representatives, we will vote to restore wages and hours by up to 25 percent for Americans impacted by Obamacare. Let’s put the politics aside for once, and do what is right for the American people.

Rep. Eric Cantor represents Virginia's 7th congressional district, serving since 2001. The Republican serves as House Majority Leader.



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