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Obama's solution for Obamacare: ban business from reducing staff in response to employer mandate.
ALEC ^ | 3-3-14 | Ed Walton

Posted on 03/03/2014 1:39:05 PM PST by ThethoughtsofGreg

The Obama administration has a new solution to force compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA): simply ban businesses from reducing staff in response to the law’s burdensome employer mandate.

The administration previously postponed the law’s requirement that all businesses with 50 or more employees provide health insurance until 2015, a year later than required by the ACA. In what is being referred to as “transition relief,” the administration’s latest delay of the employer mandate through 2015 exempts mid-size businesses with 50-99 employees from the requirement, and lowers the requirement for businesses of 100 or more employees from 95 percent to 70 percent staff coverage.

Given the costs of insurance, businesses with just over 100 employees have a strong incentive to reduce staff below 100 and take advantage of the exemption. In a tacit admission that the ACA pressures businesses to cut workers, and perhaps to stall further criticisms, the IRS recently released regulations specifically barring employers from reducing staff or hours as a result of the ACA’s employer mandate.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanlegislator.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: business; democratcare; liberals; mandates; obamacare

1 posted on 03/03/2014 1:39:05 PM PST by ThethoughtsofGreg
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To: ThethoughtsofGreg

surely an idea this Dumb has to be an attempted parody?


2 posted on 03/03/2014 1:40:10 PM PST by faithhopecharity (" uri)
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To: ThethoughtsofGreg

This is yet another way Obama kills jobs.


3 posted on 03/03/2014 1:40:37 PM PST by uncitizen (Impeach the Communist Already!)
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To: ThethoughtsofGreg

Bump


4 posted on 03/03/2014 1:41:04 PM PST by lowbridge
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5 posted on 03/03/2014 1:43:04 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: ThethoughtsofGreg

This will of course not be uniform for all businesses.
Any business owned by a member of the US Congress
or their family or staff is EXEMPT.
And all blacks, criminals, and Moslems, are of course EXEMPT.
Your King will decide on the rest as he deems."



6 posted on 03/03/2014 1:45:32 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: ThethoughtsofGreg

Obama is so_______________________________________clueless!


7 posted on 03/03/2014 1:45:45 PM PST by plainshame
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To: uncitizen

I only am able to hire one or two people. Sorry 0.


8 posted on 03/03/2014 1:46:13 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: ThethoughtsofGreg
This is straight out of "Atlas Shrugged."

Back in 2008, when I told people that "Atlas Shrugged" would be the Obama gang's playbook, I was ridiculed. Where are my detractors now??

9 posted on 03/03/2014 1:48:40 PM PST by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: faithhopecharity
surely an idea this Dumb has to be an attempted parody?

No, Obozo has actually done this. Businesses are going to be REQUIRED to CERTIFY to the IRS (under pain of perjury!) that they did not lay-off staff in order to get below any "magic numbers" laid out in Obamacare.


10 posted on 03/03/2014 1:49:38 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: faithhopecharity
Great solution. Then our businesses will be just like the Europeans and refuse to hire anyone.

This is what you get when the stupid assed American sheeple let the enemedia sell them a Marxist ideologue who has never so much as run a lemonade stand.

I hope you jag-offs are proud of yourselves!

Even RINOs understand that a healthy private sector is necessary to generate the tax revenue needed to grow the nanny state. But not this jackass . . .

11 posted on 03/03/2014 1:50:03 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: ThethoughtsofGreg

Who didn’t see this coming?


12 posted on 03/03/2014 1:50:04 PM PST by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: faithhopecharity

Never heard of this ALEC source but in the Baraqqi Regime truth is often stranger than fiction...


13 posted on 03/03/2014 1:52:42 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: NewJerseyJoe

I’m waiting on the rest of 10-289.


14 posted on 03/03/2014 1:55:50 PM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

wow! He REALLY knows how to screw up the American economy!!!! (and our defenses, and our allies all around the world...)

(and he can read a TelePrompter!
(and he, alone, knows we have 57 states, just like the International Islamic Conference organization has 57 member states and terrorist organizations)

Its so tiring to hear people poor-mouth the guy. He’s really very very knowledgeable and talented!


15 posted on 03/03/2014 1:56:07 PM PST by faithhopecharity (" uri)
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To: nascarnation

It was on FOX news a little while back, I wrote my Senator and Congressman about it.


16 posted on 03/03/2014 1:57:48 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: ThethoughtsofGreg

Whether a company hires or fires for any reason is none of Obama’s business. Where the heck are Republicans? Or is this a parady and I have been duped again? Please Lord let me be ridiculed on this one.


17 posted on 03/03/2014 1:57:50 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Vigilanteman

yes, except for a few specialized sectors or situations, almost nobody is hiring anybody these days anymore....
they’re all spooked, afraid to hire anybody with Obama’s anti-business attitudes (and his constant habit of “ordering” things like we had a Czar instead of a President)


18 posted on 03/03/2014 1:57:52 PM PST by faithhopecharity (" uri)
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To: nascarnation

truth is not only stranger than fiction in this regime, truth is hiding under the bed, terrified, and won’t be seen or heard from again until at least 2017...


19 posted on 03/03/2014 1:58:45 PM PST by faithhopecharity (" uri)
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To: ThethoughtsofGreg

And Obama is able to change the law whenever and however he wants?

And Congress will just hand over to Obama the power to change the law? Why? Is he blackmailing all of them? What are they afraid of?


20 posted on 03/03/2014 2:00:34 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: Rusty0604

If nothing else, law firms will make a lot of dough litigating this. I suspect it will grind up to the Supreme Court.


21 posted on 03/03/2014 2:00:46 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: faithhopecharity

another block put into the communism wall he’s building


22 posted on 03/03/2014 2:00:50 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian

yup, destroy the American economy (and render as many millions of people helpless and dependent on the various federal government dole programs)....

But its not pure communism. He’s brought in dozens of patent IslamoNazis and installed them in various security and defense and policy posts....


23 posted on 03/03/2014 2:02:59 PM PST by faithhopecharity (" uri)
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To: ThethoughtsofGreg

Split your 102 person company into two companies of 51 each. in 2015 take 17 from each of your two companies and form a third company. You now have three companies of 34 each. Workforce does not have to be reduced. No harm, no foul.

Or better yet, go all 1776 on the @holes who try to enforce this abomination!


24 posted on 03/03/2014 2:16:44 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: NewJerseyJoe

I totally agree with you - this is Atlas Shrugged. I’ve fixed it so I can lock my front door and be John Galt’s best buddy.


25 posted on 03/03/2014 2:18:20 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: ThethoughtsofGreg

e IRS recently released regulations specifically barring employers from reducing staff or hours as a result of the ACA’s employer mandate.

Gee, glad we did not do that and instead downsized due to economic trends and to become and leaner and more profitable company............


26 posted on 03/03/2014 2:20:56 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: ThethoughtsofGreg

It’s Orwellian. It literally boggles the mind that they believe they would have the statutory authority to author such a regulation.


27 posted on 03/03/2014 2:25:11 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: ladyjane

“And Obama is able to change the law whenever and however he wants?”

The book of Daniel speaks about the coming evil one and he will “think to change times and laws”. “speak great words against the most high” - Obama rebukes God in most every action he takes. A time is one year, a times is two years, and the dividing of time is 1/2 year. That makes 3 1/2 yrs. he has a strangle hold on the saints (those who believe in God - Christians). It says he is “wearing out the saints” and he is surely wearing out every Christian with his unholy actions.

“Daniel 7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.”


28 posted on 03/03/2014 2:30:38 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: faithhopecharity
he, alone, knows we have 57 states

Totally unfair. Obama knows we have 58 states:

"I've now been to 57 states, I think, one left to go." - Barack Obama

29 posted on 03/03/2014 2:33:18 PM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: ThethoughtsofGreg

This sounds eerily similar to what happened in ATLAS SHRUGGED!!!


30 posted on 03/03/2014 2:40:03 PM PST by Sons of Union Vets (No taxation without representation!)
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To: NewJerseyJoe

I didn’t see your post before I commented. You are spot on about this being right out of ATLAS SHRUGGED.

If I remember correctly, in ATLAS SHRUGGED, business owners destroyed their own businesses rather than comply with the regime.


31 posted on 03/03/2014 2:42:56 PM PST by Sons of Union Vets (No taxation without representation!)
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To: NewJerseyJoe

I didn’t see your post before I commented. You are spot on about this being right out of ATLAS SHRUGGED.

If I remember correctly, in ATLAS SHRUGGED, business owners destroyed their own businesses rather than comply with the regime.


32 posted on 03/03/2014 2:43:15 PM PST by Sons of Union Vets (No taxation without representation!)
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To: Scoutmaster

OH! 58 states, eh?

See, America has grown under Der Leader’s inspired regime...

(which one did we pick up, IslamoStan?)


33 posted on 03/03/2014 2:58:16 PM PST by faithhopecharity (" uri)
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To: ThethoughtsofGreg

Isn’t communism lovely? Why business owners invest money into their businesses but govt makes all the decisions!!


34 posted on 03/03/2014 3:21:53 PM PST by RginTN
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To: ThethoughtsofGreg

Directive 10-289 (May 1, 2019), in Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged, was an Executive Order drafted by Wesley Mouch, with the willing participation of James Taggart, Orren Boyle, Clem Weatherby, Floyd Ferris, and Fred Kinnon, and signed by Mr. Thompson, Head of State. Its eight points were an attempt to freeze the collapsing economy of the United States at then-current levels. Instead of doing that, it accelerated the decline, strengthened the case of John Galt and his friends, and hastened the ultimate collapse of economy and government.

Point One. All workers, wage earners and employees of any kind whatsoever shall henceforth be attached to their jobs and shall not leave nor be dismissed nor change employment, under penalty of a term in jail. The penalty shall be determined by the Unification Board, such Board to be appointed by the Bureau of Economic Planning and National Resources. All persons reaching the age of twenty-one shall report to the Unification Board, which shall assign them to where, in its opinion, their services will best serve the interests of the nation.

Point Two. All industrial, commercial, manufacturing and business establishments of any nature whatsoever shall henceforth remain in operation, and the owners of such establishments shall not quit nor leave nor retire, nor close, sell or transfer their business, under penalty of the nationalization of their establishment and of any and all of their property....
...
http://conservapedia.com/Directive_10-289


35 posted on 03/03/2014 3:31:12 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: faithhopecharity
which one did we pick up, IslamoStan?

I don't know the name of the 58th state, but if we check the ballot boxes, I'll bet it voted 100% for Emperor Obama.

36 posted on 03/03/2014 3:32:41 PM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: Scoutmaster

or it voted 103% for O


37 posted on 03/03/2014 3:59:42 PM PST by faithhopecharity (" uri)
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