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Franchisee and franchisor members of the IFA, along with IFA president and CEO Steve Caldeira, joined with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senator John Borasso (R-WY) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) to call attention to the damage government is inflicting on small business.
"In recent years, one of the reasons I have not sought to grow is uncertainty surrounding the health care laws," said David Barr, Chairman of PMTD Restaurants LLC and its affiliates (a franchisee of KFC and Taco Bell) and Rita Restaurant Corp. (the owner and operator of Don Pablo's Mexican Restaurants). "Obamacare will force me to either decrease employees or move workers from full-time to part-time employees to avoid paying penalties."
"The government itself is the problem now," said McConnell. "We have to allow the private sector to do what it does best which is to to grow, expand, and create jobs."