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Dell Pena are finding themselves and a surprising battle for business with a group of non taxpayers Adam Shapiro.
Good story joining us from pay only Pennsylvania Adam.
Surely you might say that it's where good intentions meet unintended consequences -- metal roofing site here and its western suburb of Philadelphia take a look at these guys are working on -- But early this morning we went over to another roofing site where Amish roofers and we shot this video for you are hard at work.
Doing a very large job as well and what's playing out here in the western suburbs of Philadelphia.
Are not Amish roofers -- -- all of -- -- the obvious truth is by the they would not talk to us now out of respect we stayed on the street they don't allow themselves to be photographed.
But we did shoot that we did speak to -- -- the issue that.
-- confronting with -- -- -- is here to discuss with us Steve -- who is a -- from Hancock building supplies.
And essentially -- get -- tax break -- -- to pay -- of security Texas because of religious exemption or workers' comp taxes and and how do you compete with that.
-- stuff to Adam I mean.
I pay roughly.
You know 30% more if you combine my Social Security.
My Medicare and my worker's -- that I pay for my employees so that's -- that's a big advantage when you know you go to market with with the -- you're trying to compete for -- -- -- So keep that job we read this morning with the -- workers he insisted to me to know I do pay Social Security taxes and I do pay the workman's comp taxes.
I had taken at face value but is that the case with the people you're competing with.
What might think that everyone's you know on a level playing field wouldn't -- -- and the rest that contractors that are paying Social Security workers comp.
I I don't think that's the case and I think that's what we're trying to get to and they may require some legislation Adam.
But -- really trying to get to level playing field and until I see that I mean does it.
Really distinct difference between how I go to business and how you -- -- -- business and my community.
-- McLean thank you very much for joining us going to be here all day out so he's operating roughly -- -- 30% disadvantage to those -- to get the exemption because of religious exemptions.
As we -- -- to take a look the guy's hard at work here in the western suburbs of Philadelphia we'll have more play on this little bit later in the day back to you Cheryl.
Adam should pair out of Pennsylvania thank you very much very chilly day in Pennsylvania --
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