Skip to comments.Obama on Healthcare Mandates: ‘Our Goal Here Is Not to Punish Folks’
Posted on 02/11/2014 10:49:58 AM PST by Sir Napsalot
President Obama said a day after the employer mandates for healthcare coverage were delayed that the penalties assessed on those not carrying insurance arent intended to punish folks.
The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced yesterday that businesses employing 50 to 99 workers wont be assessed penalties on the non-insured until 2016. Employers with 100 or more workers will be able to phase in coverage to 70 percent of full-time workers in 2015 and 95 percent in 2016 and beyond to avoid being assessed fines starting next year.
What we did yesterday was simply to make an adjustment in terms of their compliance, because for many of these companies, just the process of complying you know, theyre midsize, between 50 and 100 folks it may take them some time, even if theyre operating in good faith. And we want to make sure that the purpose of the law is not to punish them. Its simply to make sure that they are either providing health insurance to their employees or that theyre helping to bear the costs of their employees getting health insurance, he continued.
Republicans jumped on Obama for refusing to allow individual the same tax-penalty relief. The president called his actions consistent, actually, with what weve done in the individual mandate.
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"Consistent" as in I can do whatever I want!
Always remember that the first thing that Obama says is ALWAYS a lie.
‘Not to Punish Folks is also how the pos consistently applied the execution of laws.
If you are not “One of HIS People”, you don’t really count.
Not his goal, but, not opposed to it either. Take yer punishment.
Just to re-educate them a bit.
> Obama on Healthcare Mandates: Our Goal Here Is Not to
> Punish Folks
Coulda fooled me.
And I’m NOT one of your “folks”, 0dunga.
‘Our Goal Here Is Not to Punish Folks
L I A R
Anytime I work to pay for a thing I CAN’T AFFORD FOR MYSELF....I’ve been punished!!
What if folks don't want to follow your orders?
obozo speaking: and if you believe that then you'll also believe when I tell you that I'm not black and water isn't wet..........
Just to re-educate them a bit.
But most must go through the death panels.
A penalty by definition is a punishment.
Darth Obama: I am altering the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further.
Once you get used to living in sh!t, you’ll enjoy it just like the flies do.
Upon further thought, this image is probably apropos for any thread which has an Obama quote.
Of course. His goal is really subservient compliance. Punishment is just the means to achieve that goal.
yep...and it's usually the exact opposite of what he says
Think about the way he treats the "consumers."
Steve Jobs, in creating and selling the iPhone, did not act like Obama. Instead, he treated the consumers as if he needed to know exactly what they needed and he worked to deliver a product that consumers would like and would want to pay lots to get and stand in line for hours.
Obama is not only a bad salesman (although he sold himself well), he has absolutely NO regard for the consumer.
He doesn't care what people really need and he doesn't care if they are really well-served.
Obamacare would be like Steve Jobs getting a government contract to build a cell phone that no one really wants AND getting a law passed which forced people to buy his inferior product. Plus, putting insipid ads on TV intended to fluff up the desire to purchase his product.
How long do you think people would be buying his government-mandated cell phone?
How long do you think his board of directors would let him keep his job?
???? Is a red light cam fine ‘intended to punish’ ?
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Everyone I’ve talked to is thoroughly pissed off about this mess. Just complicated everyone’s life.
This reminds me of the scene in “Mars Attacks” (with Jack Nickelson) where the aliens are chasing humans with a recording box that states “Stop!... We wont hurt you!” as they are slaughtering every human that comes into sight.
It wasn’t your goal, but it was the consequences of your stupidity.
“Our goal isn’t to punish folks, only Republicans and especially those Tea Party extremists.”
Haaaaaavud trained Barry Soetoro/B.Hussein Obama uses the vary best Haaaavud English, to wit:
“Folks” = gullible, really stupid, non-Haaaaavud trained peasants
“Bunch of Folks” = plural of folks
“tuh” = to
“hole-lot-ta” = more than one
“make schzzure” (spoken with a whistle) = Holder’s Department of Gestapo Justice will handle all of the details, as I don’t know anything.
In Obama speak that’s code for us folk are screwed.
Just who are these often-mentioned “folks” to whom Clown Prince nobama often refers?
The folks who don't want to be punished with a job or the folks who are burdened with paying for them?
no taxes or fees... until after the next presidential election.
forget the fact that he’s changing the law by deciding when and on whom to inflict a ‘law’... a power he strictly does not have.
no politics here... nah.
welcome to the banana republic of amerika
When you're an incompetent ignorant megalomaniac, what your goal is doesn't mean squat!
Sounds like a ready-made Obamacare commercial.
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