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"
However, Obama and his ilk don't even need to do that any more. They just lie on the face of it. The media backs him up and he does what he wants to do. So, they'd just lie about firings anyway.
What they are really trying to do is intimidate employers to keep them from laying off people because, regardless of the lies about ObamaCare, there ARE people out there (a lot of them) seeing its deleterious effects and it doesn't escape them; it's OBAMAcare. THAT’s what he does not want.
I pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United
States Socialists of America
TOTALITARIANCARE WITH GESTAPO IRS BACKING IT UP.
Thats the good thing as a President, I can do whatever I want
I dont think the idea is to keep business from laying off people. The idea is to silence anyone that does under threat of IRS audit and lying on the form. In todays news 2.5 million were laid off from Obamacare and we cant find anyone to admit that is why.
Answer: Our public school system.
I believe Harvard, Yale, Brown, Dartmouth, Columbia and Cornell are all privately run.
“Treasury: Employers must self-attest that ObamaCare not behind staffing decisions under penalty of perjury.”
What part of the Constitution can check TOTALITARIANCARE?
Check$ and Balance$?
$ocialism Is Legal Plunder
Try to imagine a regulation of labor imposed by force that is not a violation of liberty; a transfer of wealth imposed by force that is not a violation of property
Since the law organizes justice, the socialists ask why the law should not also organize labor, education, and religion.
Why should not law be used for these purposes? Because it could not organize labor, education, and religion without destroying justice. We must remember that law is force, and that, consequently, the proper functions of the law cannot lawfully extend beyond the proper functions of force.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
United Socialists of America
They are going to need it...
Thank you. Eloquent and precisely to the point.
This is just plain tyranny.
As much as if a Democrat congress passed a 100% wealth tax, then Obama wavered all Democrats and those who swore a political oath of fealty to him, with penalties for disobedience.
It should be brought to the Supreme Court immediately, with an injunction against any wavers for anyone for any reason.
Importantly, since Marbury v. Madison (1810), the president cannot be compelled to act with a writ of mandamus; but the Supreme Court can most certainly forbid him from acting, if not him personally, then an injunction against anyone in his administration who acts.
Only once in the history of the Supreme Court has it acted as a criminal trial court. United States v. Shipp (1906).
But the Obama administration’s tyrannical acts are such that the Supreme Court may be forced to act. Since Obama disregards the law, congress, and the federal judiciary, the Supreme Court can order the arrest of Obama’s subordinates who carry out his tyrannies, and try them for contempt of the Supreme Court.
Personally I would love to see such people dragged before the court in irons.
Treasury: Employers must self-attest that ObamaCare not behind staffing decisions
The truthful employers’ responses will be something like this:
“We have let go three of our least productive employees in order to reduce our payroll under fifty persons, to counter the crushing burden that the ACA will soon place upon our business if we keep more than fifty employees.”
And just what happens if a business does fire employees because of Obamacare?
Conservatives are having a hard time arguing against the delay when they originally wanted to delay it.
But remember the administration passed this by arguing that it would cut costs, reduce deficits, improve healthcare and save thousands of lives and be extremely popular.
Now they are delaying it because ostensibly it allows time for business to adjust, but really because they know theyll get hammered in the election because it will hurt individuals and businesses.
This proves not only did they push this through based on lies, but they realize it was all lies.
It also raises the question as to what their original motivation was for ramming this law through.
This is how this needs to be argued.
As soon as Obama signs a statement saying his ambassadorial positions are not made according to how much they donated to his campaign,or he will not hold a gun to the countries energy supply,the keystone pipeline because of environmental whackos
The store shelves will be barren sooner than we think if the O’Communist war against business continues. Study what ten years of Socialism has done to Venezuela if you doubt me. The backlash here should have already started.
Just nationalize everything and be done with it.
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