According to Mitt Romney, Obamacare is killing small business, and he’s using a furniture business in Iowa as proof.
The company Romney is using as a frame of reference never said they were closing because of Obamacare, however. Via Greg Sargent
Romney’s claim is based on a local interview Obama gave in Iowa, in which the president was told by a reporter that a local company had closed and was moving jobs to Wisconsin because of Obamacare. [...]
But Obamacare’s implementation had nothing to do with the decision, Mark Schurman, a spokesman for parent company Herman Miller, tells me.
“We never said health care reform is the reason we’re closing and consolidating that operation,” Schurman said. “We never said it’s the result of the health care reform legislation.”
Company spokesman Mark Schurman also indicated that the campaign to repeal Obamacare is the real culprit because it has lead to lower demand.
Would it be too much to ask for an embedded report or interviewer to ask Mister Romney why Obamacare would be any more detrimental to small business than Romneycare is?