Skip to comments.The Insiders: Obamacare creates new ways to prosecute American business
Posted on 02/11/2014 11:50:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Its been a bad week for Obamacare. Incredibly, the White House has had to grant yet another delay in the employer mandate. This time, employers with between 50 to 99 employees who dont already offer health insurance to their employees have until 2016 to comply with the shifting Obamacare requirements. This latest delay represents another political calculation by the White House. They are counting on the fact that the criticism they will face now for bungling incompetence and disregarding their own law is less than the criticism they would receive for damaging American business closer to the elections.
And the fine print of the latest announcement from the Administration is worse than the terrible headlines. This rule includes a provision that says you have to have the right motives for having a certain number of employees to be in compliance with Obamacare. Bear with me, thats right: You must certify to the IRS under the threat of perjury that the reasons for your employee head count have nothing to do with your opposition to or avoidance of Obamacare. This president doesnt just selectively enforce the law as he sees fit; now he is actually inventing new crimes. Its jaw-dropping that if you fall below 100 employees, the burden will be on you to prove that you meant no disrespect to Obamacare....
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This has got to be from the Onion.
Treasury: Employers must self-attest OCare not behind staffing decisionsunder penalty of perjury
If not then that is a huge tax that I haven't heard mentioned.
Is it 1933 or 1934?
We’ll soon find out.
Besides prosecuting businesses, Hussein also wants to use the declarations as propaganda that CommieCare isn’t to blame when they lay off people or shorten their hours. He makes them sign things, then he waves it in front of the lapdog media to say “See, they said themselves that CommieCare isn’t the reason”.
It’s a scandal that he’s forcing businesses to allow themselves to be used as propaganda, but why should they get out of being forced to support this malignant egomaniac, when every other institution-the media, schoolchildren, football teams, etc- is either forced or willing or some of both, to do so?
Number one goal - destroy the middle class.
Hey, Obama said “ tune out those who warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner”.
Guess he was warning of his tyrannical intentions.
So now businesses must not use costs as a factor in business decisions. Brilliant. There is only one solution. Shutter your business now. Go Galt.
White House Delays Obamacare Employer Mandate; Forces Employers to get Permission from the IRS for Layoffs
Feb 12, 2014 Lennie Jarratt
President Obama has once again decided to change a law without Congress. This time he is delaying the employer Obamacare mandate until 2016 for companies with 50-99 employees. He also lowered the percentage of companies of 100 or more to have to offer 70% of its employees coverage instead of 95%.
If you remember back in October 2013 with the government shutdown the Republicans were trying to extend the mandate and Obama and the Democrats refused to negotiate on that point. Now we have Obama extended the mandates unilaterally.
One of the other provisions now is though employers must now justify any layoffs of reduction in hours to the IRS. Yes, the IRS is being directly inserted into the hiring/firing decisions of employers.
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.
The IRS is now truly a political weapon to be used at the will of the Obama administration. Obama is telling business owners you will do as I say regardless of you business needs.
I thought Keith Ellison and his Democrat pals were proud of Obamacare getting those people out of nasty job lock to pursue their hobbies.
Employers claiming Obamacare as the reason for layoff should be getting an award for increasing freedom as Chuck Schumer claimed on Sunday TV