Skip to comments.False alarm: First responders exempt from Obamacare employer calculations, Treasury says
Posted on 01/11/2014 2:05:16 AM PST by Zakeet
The Treasury said Friday it will not count nominally compensated volunteer firefighters or emergency medical services personnel as full-time employees when the employer mandate tied to Obamacare takes effect next year.
In a blog post, the department said it reviewed the tax code and concluded it would not be reasonable to count first-responder volunteers against the laws threshold of 50 employees.
The Treasury made its latest decision after accepting feedback from local fire and EMS departments.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
This is only about the 200th time that we've received so much bad feedback that we've been forced to ignore our law.
What a clueless failure of a program and a president. Democrats say, “It’s the law!” but it changes every day as these weasels try to hang on for another election this fall.
I hate to suggest it....but things run better in Bolivia...or at least the last time I checked.
I’d like to suggest that we need to send some journalist off to La Paz, and just him him compare the lifestyle, politics, and day-to-day operations of Bolivia to the US. We might be shocked at the comparison.
I'm still waiting to hear anyone in the news talk about the unions getting their exemption on Thanksgiving eve. It came through a "ruling" by the HHS, under cover of the holidays.
What this means is that the rest of us will have to pay more to compensate.
Government by decree.
Now we find out about US tax law “In a blog post”? Blog posts have the force of law in court? We really have become a banana republic.
Nothing to do with DeathCare, but didn’t DOJ sue a woman for using volunteers without pay? IF that suit is upheld, wouldn’t volunteer firemen also be affected?
EQUAL... UNLESS WE DECREE OTHERWISE”
Obamacare settled law. What law?
“Did you read through every single page, every single paragraph?” There!
Making stuff up as they go.
Obamacare cancelled my health insurance, yet, everyone and their brother appears to not have to pay Chief Justice Roberts "tax" this year but me and similarly written off law abiding citizens. How can that tax with "exemptions" pulled out of thin air pass the Equal Protection Clause?
A pox on the Administration, Congress, the Courts and the Media.
Yes, there is a special place in H*** for Roberts, et al, who decreed the Government could force us to buy something and ‘tax’ us if we didn’t. Totally UnConstitutional, but hey who cares, right? The Dems are in control and whatever they say at any given moment is the truth, right?
If the departments are volunteer, how can there be any application of Obamacare to the organization?
There are no employees, therefore no compulsion. All the volunteers are under compulsion to carry the insurance as individuals or as employees of companies where they work.
Volunteer fire departments and rescue squads are nonprofit corporations with no employees
“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to meanneither more nor less.”
“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be masterthat’s all.”
Obamacare couldn’t possibly work as passed by Congress and all these unconstitutional changes to the law are being made to fix problems to a 2000 page bill that no one bothered to read.
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