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Companies Must Justify Their Workforce Decisions Under Obama’s Latest Rewrite
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Posted on 02/11/2014 8:24:25 AM PST by chessplayer

(CNSNews.com) – Once again acting without Congress, President Obama has unilaterally changed his signature health insurance law, delaying its employer mandate – the second time he’s done this -- to 2016, after the mid-term elections.

BUT: To be eligible for the additional delay, the Obama administration says an employer “may not reduce the size of its workforce or the overall hours of service of its employees” unless it can justify those reductions to the Internal Revenue Service.

On Monday, the administration issued new regulations saying that employers with 50 to 99 workers don’t need to provide minimum essential coverage until 2016 – two years beyond what’s written in the law.

But the regulations also say that effective yesterday, employers may not shed employees or work hours just to get below the 100-employee threshold – and thus avoid Obamacare’s penalties for another full year.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; employermandate; irsobamacare; nudger; obamacare; obamacarebusiness; obamacarefelony; obamacareillegal; rich; unconstitutional; zerocare
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1 posted on 02/11/2014 8:24:25 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

I can’t believe it’ s not Fascism. :)


2 posted on 02/11/2014 8:26:52 AM PST by Tzimisce
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To: chessplayer

When is the house or one of the smarty smart law firms going to take on this dictator???


3 posted on 02/11/2014 8:27:02 AM PST by Nifster
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To: chessplayer

If they were smart they would have done that months ago to avoid the look back for average hours and employee numbers.


4 posted on 02/11/2014 8:27:58 AM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Anything regarding this administration ..... remember I told you so first!)
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To: chessplayer

We at the XYZ Company contributed $10,000.00 to your re-election campaign.


5 posted on 02/11/2014 8:28:05 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: chessplayer

The great reader is now dictating what and how businesses can run their business. Three more years of this crap!


6 posted on 02/11/2014 8:28:49 AM PST by raisincane (I'm a resident of Realville.)
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To: chessplayer
It's good to be King because he can do anything he wants.
7 posted on 02/11/2014 8:29:01 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: Tzimisce

Oh, okay, lemme get this straight.

If you want the waiver, you can’t fire anybody or significantly reduce your work force, and if you don’t won’t the waiver you can fire and reduce at will?


8 posted on 02/11/2014 8:29:19 AM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: Nifster

The king has issued a new decree. How in the hell can he dictate this crap? This is making up the rules as you go along and clearly places him in the overriding the law to “do as I see fit” category. If he’s trying to kill cpitlism AND the economy AND the U.S. i’d say he gets an A+


9 posted on 02/11/2014 8:30:35 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: chessplayer

Soon it will be illegal to stop working or, if you own a business, reduce your workforce.

And 2016. Just in time for a democrat to run on health care reform because those mean ol’ republican whities are trying to take health care from women children and minorities.

I hate to be a defeatist but...


10 posted on 02/11/2014 8:30:48 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: chessplayer

I’d justify it by saying the ACA is putting an undue strain on my business and affecting the amount of income earned which is reducing the amount of taxes I am paying to the IRS. WTH are they going to say to that?!


11 posted on 02/11/2014 8:33:09 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Tzimisce

It is.


12 posted on 02/11/2014 8:33:23 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: chessplayer

Impeach already.


13 posted on 02/11/2014 8:34:21 AM PST by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: chessplayer

Directive 10-289.


14 posted on 02/11/2014 8:35:06 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: chessplayer

I think he has reached the breaking point with business owners. This kind of intrusion is over the top.


15 posted on 02/11/2014 8:38:57 AM PST by Senator_Blutarski
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To: raisincane

Yea, and probably followed by 8 years of Pillory.

Its getting really depressing.


16 posted on 02/11/2014 8:39:54 AM PST by Rich21IE
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To: chessplayer

an employer “may not reduce the size of its workforce or the overall hours of service of its employees” unless it can justify those reductions to the Internal Revenue Service

Obama Admin’s first step to taking over all business


17 posted on 02/11/2014 8:41:00 AM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: chessplayer

Ayn Rand is looking more and more like a prophet than a writer of fiction.


18 posted on 02/11/2014 8:45:45 AM PST by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: raisincane

Three more years of this crap!


And he hasn’t even hit full stride, yet. He’s just now getting his second wind.


19 posted on 02/11/2014 8:46:46 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
employers may not shed employees or work hours just to get below the 100-employee threshold – and thus avoid Obamacare’s penalties for another full year.

I wouldn't blame a small business for just throwing in the towel and closing their doors. Of course, that will probably have to be "justified" to the IRS too...
20 posted on 02/11/2014 8:47:51 AM PST by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: chessplayer; All
what was that gov't. order # in the book/movie, Atlas Shrugged Part ll
books like 1984, once/first thought as fantasy have become reality.

21 posted on 02/11/2014 8:48:21 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: molson209

Thought Police: Firms must swear ObamaCare not a factor in firings

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3121700/posts

This is what “focused like a laser creating jobs” looks like.


22 posted on 02/11/2014 8:49:25 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: chessplayer

So...at what point are legislators going to be sufficiently incensed by the usurpation of the Constitution by this criminal enterprise Administration that they will get off their haughty a$$e$ and do something?

The American people ought to be warming the tar kettles and plucking the chickens by now. It’s a sad commentary that they are not.


23 posted on 02/11/2014 8:50:45 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: Nifster

Congress is full of fat and happy drones.


24 posted on 02/11/2014 8:51:13 AM PST by x_plus_one (The harvest is great but the workers are few. Salman Rushdie is right.)
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To: chessplayer

Can an employer cut hours and/or employees without signing the illegal document and just keep on as though the mandate was in effect?

Would you want to sign off on a three year agreement on hiring in troubled times in the economy?

If I’m an employer with health benefits, my initial reaction to all this confusion and uncertainty is to just cancel my health plans for employees and pay the fine.


25 posted on 02/11/2014 8:51:14 AM PST by wildbill
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To: chessplayer

26 posted on 02/11/2014 8:55:05 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: chessplayer

State control of the economy?

Where have we seen this bomb before?


27 posted on 02/11/2014 8:57:34 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: chessplayer

Camel’s nose under the tent on giving FedGov veto power over private firm hiring and firing.

“Certify that you did NOT fire that employee because he was black.”

“Certify that you did NOT fire that employee because he was gay.”

“Certify that you did NOT fire that employee because she was a woman who took 39 unauthorized sick days to care for her children at home.”

etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.


28 posted on 02/11/2014 8:57:35 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Nifster

Even the smarty-smartest lawsuit is not going to wind its way thru the appeals courts to SCOTUS until after Barry is comfortably retired on an Oahu golf course.

And he damn well knows it.


29 posted on 02/11/2014 8:58:38 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: chessplayer
BUT: To be eligible for the additional delay, the Obama administration says an employer “may not reduce the size of its workforce or the overall hours of service of its employees” unless it can justify those reductions to the Internal Revenue Service.

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31 posted on 02/11/2014 9:02:36 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: jsanders2001
jsanders2001 #9: "The king has issued a new decree. How in the hell can he dictate this crap?"

Because Congress is too gutless to do anything more than bend over for this constitutional buggerer.

32 posted on 02/11/2014 9:02:55 AM PST by Carl Vehse
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To: chessplayer

THAT tears it!!


33 posted on 02/11/2014 9:04:30 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: chessplayer

Nanny government?


34 posted on 02/11/2014 9:04:54 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: chessplayer
nudger rich

35 posted on 02/11/2014 9:05:50 AM PST by devolve ("He's just 'too talented' to do what 'ordinary people' do." "Barry of Bungle" "Homo Electus")
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To: chessplayer

For those who didn’t see the Kelly File:
The first video is with Marc Thiessen on the first segment on the Kelly file when this new effort by Obama to regulate the workforce is discussed.

The second video below is Judge Nap. Judge Nap was clearly shaken by this new Obama over-reach.

Wh Delays Obamacare’s Employer Mandate Until After Midterm - Employers Not Allowed To Fire Anyone?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWpR10nlpc4

Obama Admin Delaying ACA Employer Mandate & Regulating Workforce Size - Napolitano The Kelly File
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6SQwtt5FOQ


36 posted on 02/11/2014 9:05:54 AM PST by Whenifhow
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To: Organic Panic

Big Labor finally got to “O”


37 posted on 02/11/2014 9:06:40 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: chessplayer
Barclays Fires 12,000; Reports Horrible Earnings, Awards Itself Bigger Bonuses

England now has more freedom than USA w/ NHC.

38 posted on 02/11/2014 9:07:46 AM PST by justrepublican (Screaming like a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: chessplayer

When you get to selectively enforce the laws, you can use the laws as a club to make people do whatever you want.

“Nice company you have there, be a shame if it went bankrupt. Remember what happened to that guitar company....”


39 posted on 02/11/2014 9:09:03 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: x_plus_one

I like it. Dear Drone Representative -—————


40 posted on 02/11/2014 9:12:55 AM PST by justrepublican (Screaming like a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: chessplayer
To be eligible for the additional delay, the Obama administration says an employer “may not reduce the size of its workforce or the overall hours of service of its employees” unless it can justify those reductions to the Internal Revenue Service.

In the name of the general welfare, to protect the people's security, to achieve full equality and total stability, it is decreed for the duration of the national emergency that: 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.
("Atlas Shrugged" Directive 10-289 )

41 posted on 02/11/2014 9:22:34 AM PST by Flick Lives (Got a problem with the government? Have a complaint. Get a free IRS audit!)
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To: chessplayer

This sound familiar:

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only


42 posted on 02/11/2014 9:38:38 AM PST by almcbean
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To: chessplayer
Perhaps the words of James Madison, long referred to as "the 'Father' of the Constitution, might be instructive here:

“It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.” - James Madison

"Although all men are born free, and all nations might be so, yet too true it is, that slavery has been the general lot of the human race. Ignorant--they have been cheated; asleep--they have been surprised; divided--the yoke has been forced upon them. But what is the lesson? that because they people may betray themselves, they ought to give themselves up, blindfolded, to those who have an interest in betraying them? Rather conclude that the people ought to be enlightened, to be awakened, to be united, that after establishing a government they should watch over it, as well as obey it." - Essay in the National Gazette, December 20, 1792

"I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpation [...]. This danger ought to be wisely guarded against." - Elliot, Debates in the State Conventions, 3:87.

43 posted on 02/11/2014 9:45:00 AM PST by loveliberty2
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To: Whenifhow

Megyn Kelly is now called “Skip-to-mi-loo” in my house. When it was apparent obama had won re-election she skipped across the set in total bliss. So, now her surprise at obama’s lawlessness doesn’t seem real to me.

In fact, just the other day she asked “Is the new talking point that you can keep your doctor if you want to pay more?” I guess she didn’t see Greta’s interview with Rahm Emmanual’s brother a month or so back when he said it.


44 posted on 02/11/2014 9:49:12 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: dfwgator

Apparently it is coming in increments.


45 posted on 02/11/2014 9:52:11 AM 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: Whenifhow
Great, Napolitano is outraged by it. Now what? The only group that has any real power to stop this is the House GOP. If we can coax them out of the closets that they're cowering in, maybe we can get them to do something. Make no mistake, though, that Obama is trying to force the GOP to do something. He is spoiling for a fight, because he wants the lazy Democrat base energized for the mid-terms.
46 posted on 02/11/2014 9:53:58 AM PST by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: Organic Panic

In the end everyone was a Kulak. The Zampolit would make sure of it.


47 posted on 02/11/2014 10:00:46 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: chessplayer

I can’t believe this is not satire.

Then again, is there an action taken by this current regime that has not crossed that boundary at least once?


48 posted on 02/11/2014 10:18:43 AM PST by setha (It is past time for the United States to take back what the world took away.)
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To: chrisser
Of course, that will probably have to be "justified" to the IRS too...

And if they couldn't satisfy the IRS, then they will be taxed on what they WOULD HAVE made, had they stayed in business!

Sounds far fetched, until you realize the sitting President of the United States has completely re-written a law, changed it out of whole-cloth and continues to manipulate that law without a single worry of retaliation or retribution!
49 posted on 02/11/2014 10:30:06 AM PST by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: chessplayer
In the age before ethnic sensitivity ObamaCare would be called a “Chinese fire drill.”
50 posted on 02/11/2014 11:07:30 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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