The White House has had to grant yet another delay in the employer mandate. This time, employers with between 50 to 99 employees who don’t 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.From Ed Rogers, " On the one hand, Republicans are blasted for wanting to repeal Obamacare, and the Democrats and their allies routinely remind us it’s the so-called “law of the land.” But the president can amend the law, ignore the law and now even create new ways to prosecute you if you try to avoid its burdens, and the Democrats all fall in line."
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, that’s 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 doesn’t just selectively enforce the law as he sees fit; now he is actually inventing new crimes. It’s jaw-dropping that if you fall below 100 employees, the burden will be on you to prove that you meant no disrespect to Obamacare! I can’t wait to see the video of the first Democrat who tries to defend this new threat of prosecution within Obamacare.
The President was equally confused when he said that it would have been "un-precendented" if the Supreme Court had overturned the law during it's review in 2011. Sorry Mr. Obama, who supposedly majored in Constitutional law at Harvard (where's the transcript and attendance record to prove that???), it's their job to strike down laws that violate the Constitution. The court did indeed overturn major portions of the law as unconstitutional but left the mandates in place. Now the mandates are melting away with all sorts of twisting and turning of the idiots in Washington.
This is what happens when you elect a complete dumb-ass to the White House.