The furor over Richard Burr’s “dumbest idea” comment has apparently pushed the NCGOP hierarchy into damage control mode:
Today North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Claude E. Pope, Jr., announced that the North Carolina delegation to the Republican National Committee would put forth a resolution at the RNC’s summer meeting.
The resolution calls on Congress to de-fund Obamacare and is supported by Chairman Pope, along with Dr. Ada Fisher, the National Committeewoman, and David Lewis, the National Committeeman.
“This could be our last opportunity to put a halt to one of the worst pieces of legislation in the history of our nation”, said Chairman Pope. “As a small business owner, the impact of Obamacare on our business – and our employees – is severe, punitive, and chilling. We already offer a comprehensive package of health, dental and disability benefits to our employees, but this legislation imposes a huge disincentive – through the 50-employee limit – to grow and create more jobs, and will immediately put the breaks on an already tenuous and anemic economic recovery. Small businesses create over 70 percent of all jobs, and those business will now be looking at strategies designed to stay under that limit, further putting more downward pressure on job creation and economic recovery.” [...]