Skip to comments.Treasury: Employers must “self-attest” that ObamaCare not behind staffing decisions
Posted on 02/12/2014 3:17:08 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
Full Title: Treasury: Employers must self-attest that ObamaCare not behind staffing decisions under penalty of perjury
Old and busted: Businesses will love ObamaCare for its cost savings in health care! New hotness: Businesses had better not make staffing decisions based on cost savings from ObamaCare-fueled price spikes! After its latest delay in implementing the employer mandate, the Obama administration rebuffed criticisms that the law incentivizes employers to shift to part-time work by announcing the Treasury Inquisition ahem, excuse me, the Treasury Attestation Department:
The latest announcement comes after the administration heard from businesses about their concerns with the looming ObamaCare rules. However, the change is sure to raise more questions about the health and implementation of the law. Fewer workers getting insurance through their employers could mean more individuals on the ObamaCare exchanges seeking subsidized coverage, increasing the cost to taxpayers.
Some lawmakers, though, have claimed that the mere threat of the employer mandate is causing companies to shed full-time workers in the hope of keeping their staff size below 50 and avoiding the requirement.
Administration officials dispute that this is happening on any large scale. Further, Treasury officials said Monday that businesses will be told to certify that they are not shedding full-time workers simply to avoid the mandate. Officials said employers will be told to sign a self-attestation on their tax forms affirming this, under penalty of perjury.
Officials stressed that the latest reprieve applies to a relatively small percentage of employers albeit companies that employ millions of workers.
exactly what gives Treasury the authority to demand that kind of pledge, anyway?
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No .... honest .... we didn’t fire knarf because he was old .... really.
Welcome to Fascism. The new tyrant is nudging open the door to see if there is any resistance inside.
I would do what most any Obama Administration bureaucrat does - lie.
Forcing businesses to keep thier doors open fully staffed and paid while the owner will eventually be making the same money as anyone of thier staff, brilliant! Now this is income equality
Tax avoidance is legal. This is bs.
Just the latest in the series of Intolerable Acts.
Are they also going to force businesses that are failing, because of Obamacare, to remain open?
Where did this class of clowns who are making this policy come from?
Answer: Our public school system.
Not only legal but in the real world, it's mandatory, in business or your personal financial affairs.
But really, what liberal lives in "the real world"?
“Where did this class of clowns who are making this policy come from? Answer: Our public school system.”
When you say that, it gives the impression that ignorance is behind these schemes. Don’t be fooled; they know exactly what they are doing.
As a business owner who has not taken a paycheck in 2 years, making the same money as my staff would be a BIG improvement!
I am reminded of the story, “Rumplestiltskin”, where a girl was told to spin straw into gold or be executed. Even the threat of death could not make her do the impossible.
If businesses cannot afford Obamacare mandates, no amount of bullying by the treasury can make them afford it.
What’s this”Program”called?”Create A Liar”??
“Self-Attest” is pretty simple for anyone owning a business, its called survival.
This won’t stand. What about the Right-To-Work states?
Of course, with the SCOTUS being rather ... strange lately, I wonder.
So if anyone can guess Obama’s real name they don’t have to pay?
These fools are sounding more and more like old communist ministers every day. They cannot dictate simple math. Their lust for power and control cannot make 2+2=5.
That's what they're hoping for, that way they can say "every business has sworn that they have not made changes based on Obamacare. Republicans are lying to you"