Jim Bender - US Senate 2010
Hampton business owner says work is scarce because consumers have no money to spend in down economy
Hampton, NH- Today, Jim Bender, Republican candidate for US Senate, kicked off the
“Jim for Jobs” tour at Hampton Concrete Inc. Jim toured the company and spoke with owner, Lisa Brown Kucharski about her concerns with the economy and the lack of jobs in the region.
Hampton Concrete was started by Kucharski’s father in 1959 and she said she has never seen business this bad. “It is actually worse than the1980’s. There is big competition for the teeny bit of work there is; everybody is fighting for it. People I talk to are working for less than half of what they used to. As a business owner, every little thing adds up. This time of year I am usually booked six to ten weeks out, but I only have one job on the books right now.”
Kucharski said the recent Healthcare bill passed under the Obama administration is a “horrible idea, small business can’t afford it.” She employs four people part time and said the idea of government run health care insurance doesn’t make sense. “I wouldn’t be able to open the door. I have had to take out my own personal savings to keep the company afloat for the past year and a half because of the economy.” Her retired 65 year old husband went back to work to help out. “I think it’s a really good thing that Americans wake up and pay attention.”