Skip to comments.U.S. Chamber of Commerce Drops Crusade Against Obamacare
Posted on 01/18/2014 12:11:06 PM PST by Qbert
In a striking about face, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will no longer seek the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, working instead to correct what it sees as its flaws.
It was three years ago this month, during his annual State of American Business address, that the Chambers president and CEO, Tom Donahue, labeled the ACA unworkable and called for its repeal. During last weeks address he softened his views, calling instead for business-friendly adjustments to the new law.
The administration is obviously committed to keeping the law in place, so the chamber has been working pragmatically to fix those parts of Obamacare that can be fixed -- while doing everything we can to make regulations and mandates as manageable as possible for businesses, Donohue said during the speech. In 2014, we will work to repeal onerous healthcare taxes; repeal, delay or change the employer mandate; and give companies and their employees more flexibility in the choice of health insurance plans.
Acknowledging that outright repeal of the employer mandate -- already delayed until January 2015 -- is unlikely, the Chambers executive director, Katie Mahoney indicated that the group might be satisfied with some modifications. Specifically, the Chamber wants a change to the laws definition of full-time employees from those working 30 hours a week to those working 40 hours or more. Under the ACA, large employers with 50 or more full-time employees must provide them with health coverage starting next year.
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Just expecting president Robbing Hood to steal from the people and give it to them.
Rabbi Eisenberg says, “Oy! The holocaust! Who knows if it’s bad? Maybe a little flawed. So fix it already!”
THey have not been on a crusade regarding anything but promoting illegal amnesty.
Obamacare has only one flaw: it exists.
they were fighting against O care. That was a surprise. They were tacitedly pushing for it, the bums.
Well since it’s worked so well thus far, why not cheer it on, right?
OK, correct its flaws. 99% of it is flaws :-)
Maybe if it put the Nazis into the concentration camps instead?
Seriously. I’m saddened but not too surprised at this pussyfooting. The love of money is the root of all kinds of evils.
I swear, the Chamber of “Commerce” has now moved further to the left and is more anti-free market than a lot of Democrats...
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
They now join the ranks with AARP in the battle to repeal.
Rats seeking for any port in a storm.
Of course “business friendly” isn’t the worst touchstone, if the businesses are not so shortsighted they can’t see beyond the end of their noses.
Anyone complaining about it for any reason, is better than the status quo.
Once again, it is for money.
It is for power over the people.
It is for a work force to be cheap and plentiful.
It it is for the few from the many.
Once people on the right and the left realize that we are being lied to and must band together and fight these azzclowns or we will Parrish as once free people.
AARP is run by young whippersnappers. These elders are getting a raw deal.
And it is to hose their customer base but good!
Talk about exercises in killing the golden goose.
Big business is betting that the Democrat tide is not reversible and is trying to purchase some level of immunity.
Look at the donors to the Podesta / Lizzie Warren far left outfit CAP, shocking:
Corporate Supporters in Alphabetical Order (2013)
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
The Albright Stonebridge Group
American Beverage Association
American Iron and Steel Institute
Americas Health Insurance Plans, or AHIP
Bank of America
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Blue Engine Message & Media
Blue Shield of California*
BMW of North America
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
The Coca-Cola Company
CVS Caremark Inc.
DeVry Education Group
Dewey Square Group
Downey McGrath Group, Inc.
Eli Lilly and Company
Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
The Glover Park Group LLC
Health Care Service Corporation
The Ickes and Enright Group
Japan Bank for International Cooperation
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Motion Picture Association of America, or MPAA*
Samsung Electronics America
Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States, or TECRO
Tata Group of Companies
Time Warner Inc.
Toyota Motor North America
>> Acknowledging that outright repeal of the employer mandate — already delayed until January 2015 -
Delayed? Congress modified the law?
More like weak-minded people capitulated to Obama’s exhortations to violate law.
The Executive does not have the power to modify law.
Chamber of Commerce SUPPORTS OBAMACARE
Take money from them...you also support ObamaCare