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Obama on Healthcare Mandates: ‘Our Goal Here Is Not to Punish Folks’
PJ Tatler ^ | 2-11-2014 | Bridget Johnson

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 aren’t intended “to punish folks.”

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced yesterday that businesses employing 50 to 99 workers won’t 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.

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“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, they’re midsize, between 50 and 100 folks — it may take them some time, even if they’re operating in good faith. And we want to make sure that the purpose of the law is not to punish them. It’s simply to make sure that they are either providing health insurance to their employees or that they’re 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 we’ve done in the individual mandate.”

(Excerpt) Read more at pjmedia.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: obama; obamacare; obamalies
This loathsome pos.

"Consistent" as in I can do whatever I want!

1 posted on 02/11/2014 10:49:58 AM PST by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

Always remember that the first thing that Obama says is ALWAYS a lie.


2 posted on 02/11/2014 10:51:35 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

‘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.


3 posted on 02/11/2014 10:52:12 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Not his goal, but, not opposed to it either. Take yer punishment.


4 posted on 02/11/2014 10:52:31 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Our Goal Here Is Not to Punish Folks’

Just to re-educate them a bit.

5 posted on 02/11/2014 10:55:20 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: Sir Napsalot

> Obama on Healthcare Mandates: ‘Our Goal Here Is Not to
> Punish Folks’

Coulda fooled me.

And I’m NOT one of your “folks”, 0dunga.


6 posted on 02/11/2014 10:55:23 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

‘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!!


7 posted on 02/11/2014 10:56:23 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Sir Napsalot
"Our goal here is not to punish folks."

What if folks don't want to follow your orders?

8 posted on 02/11/2014 10:56:36 AM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Barbara Streisand!

9 posted on 02/11/2014 10:57:04 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Our Goal Here Is Not to Punish Folks

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..........

10 posted on 02/11/2014 10:57:25 AM PST by drypowder
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11 posted on 02/11/2014 10:57:35 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Paine in the Neck
Our Goal Here Is Not to Punish Folks’

Just to re-educate them a bit.

But most must go through the death panels.

12 posted on 02/11/2014 10:58:16 AM PST by mountainlion
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To: Sir Napsalot

A penalty by definition is a punishment.


13 posted on 02/11/2014 10:58:26 AM PST by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: Sir Napsalot
What we did yesterday was simply to make an adjustment in terms of their compliance,

Darth Obama: I am altering the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further.

14 posted on 02/11/2014 10:59:05 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Recycled Olympic tagline Shut up, Bob Costas. Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Really?!
0bamacare was most certainly designed to punish the rich, the working middle class, big and small companies, the insurance industry (especially), pharmaceutical, doctors, hospitals...
All for the sake of 30 million uninsured, allegedly. Now there are even more.

15 posted on 02/11/2014 11:02:01 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Sir Napsalot

16 posted on 02/11/2014 11:02:12 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Once you get used to living in sh!t, you’ll enjoy it just like the flies do.


17 posted on 02/11/2014 11:02:55 AM PST by DeFault User
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To: Red in Blue PA; All

Upon further thought, this image is probably apropos for any thread which has an Obama quote.


18 posted on 02/11/2014 11:02:57 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Of course. His goal is really subservient compliance. Punishment is just the means to achieve that goal.


19 posted on 02/11/2014 11:04:46 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: Graewoulf
Always remember that the first thing that Obama says is ALWAYS a lie.

yep...and it's usually the exact opposite of what he says

20 posted on 02/11/2014 11:05:25 AM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Sir Napsalot
Imagine for a minute that Obama is actually in business selling, say, cell phones.

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?

21 posted on 02/11/2014 11:08:44 AM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

???? Is a red light cam fine ‘intended to punish’ ?


22 posted on 02/11/2014 11:09:40 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: Sir Napsalot
0bamaCare

Warning; may experience loss of insurance, fewer work hours, loss of job, loss of home, loss of doctor, loss of hospital, death panels, IRS fines, IRS taxes, IRS penalties, IRS audits, inability to communicate with healthcare.gov, insurance companies, insurance exchanges, next of kin,... don't try to use out of network, while employed full time, near open flamers or while driving sober.

23 posted on 02/11/2014 11:16:11 AM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Everyone I’ve talked to is thoroughly pissed off about this mess. Just complicated everyone’s life.


24 posted on 02/11/2014 11:17:32 AM PST by jetson
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To: Sir Napsalot

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.


25 posted on 02/11/2014 11:17:35 AM PST by Safrguns (PM me if you like to play Minecraft!)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Our Goal Here Is Not to Punish Folks...but we will gladly do so!
26 posted on 02/11/2014 11:18:53 AM PST by Gamecock (Grace is not opposed to human activity. It's opposed to human merit. MSH)
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To: Sir Napsalot

It wasn’t your goal, but it was the consequences of your stupidity.


27 posted on 02/11/2014 11:20:10 AM PST by struggle
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To: Sir Napsalot

“Our goal isn’t to punish folks, only Republicans and especially those Tea Party extremists.”


28 posted on 02/11/2014 11:20:33 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: BookmanTheJanitor; Jane Long; Cheerio; RitaOK; BuckeyeTexan; Biggirl; writer33; All

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.


29 posted on 02/11/2014 11:20:36 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

In Obama speak that’s code for us folk are screwed.


30 posted on 02/11/2014 11:21:25 AM PST by bgill
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To: bgill

Just who are these often-mentioned “folks” to whom Clown Prince nobama often refers?


31 posted on 02/11/2014 11:25:34 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Which folks is he talking about?

The folks who don't want to be punished with a job or the folks who are burdened with paying for them?

-PJ

32 posted on 02/11/2014 11:27:51 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

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


33 posted on 02/11/2014 11:27:55 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Obama on Healthcare Mandates: ‘Our Goal Here Is Not to Punish Folks’

Hey a******!
When you're an incompetent ignorant megalomaniac, what your goal is doesn't mean squat!

34 posted on 02/11/2014 12:37:18 PM PST by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: Safrguns
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.

Sounds like a ready-made Obamacare commercial.

35 posted on 02/11/2014 12:40:38 PM PST by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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