If you live in Oklahoma and smoke cigarettes, look out: a local lawmaker is pushing a bill that would let companies fire smokers in order to save
on health care costs. State Sen. David Hold (R) authored Senate Bill 327 after discovering that Oklahoma law actually protects smokers from workplace
Nice. More Obamacare blowback.
Friesen says the bill could face a lot of resistance.
Many smokers say it just wouldn’t be fair.
Sen. Holt said, “I don’t really think this is about smokers. I think it’s about businesses being able to make decisions that affect their bottom
He says the rights of Oklahoma businesses need to be protected as well.
He said, “Forcing employers to compensate or provide benefits to smokers at the exact same rates as they do their non-smoking employees. It’s just
not fair to employers.”
The bill has a long way to go before becoming law.
It has to make its way through a committee before getting to a vote on the Senate floor.
Personally, I'd be more in favor of firing liberals instead of smokers, unless of course they smoke and are a liberal too. Pick your reason,
employers. ANYTHING to deal with the consequences of increased costs from Obamacare. In a right to work state they can have any reason they want
Why do I feel that way? Because liberal policies are the things that started this mess in the first place. SO MAKE THEM PAY, dammit. With their jobs.
It's time consequences finally hit home, and came home to roost. YOU wanna keep putting these people in the WH, then YOU pay for it. And I don't
see anything that is political trolling about that. It's my opinion, and I am entitled to it.
edit on Mon Jan 21st 2013 by TrueAmerican
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