The ObamaCare employer mandate is delayed again until after the presidential election but that’s hardly all. Marc Thiessen and Megyn Kelly uncovered some stunning hidden clauses in the new ObamaCare regulations which they discussed Monday night on The Kelly File.
The ObamaCare law is so bad that the government is delaying a key portion of the law – the employer mandate – until after the 2016 election. That’s the least of it. They are also going to mandate when employers can or cannot fire or lay off workers and it will be under criminal penalty!
The new ObamaCare regulation states that in order for an employer to be eligible for the ‘gift’ of ObamaCare, ‘the employer may not reduce the size of its workforce or its overall hours of service of its employees.’
In other words, our private – private being the operative word here – businesses can no longer fire any person, or lay off a person, unless they can justify it and certify to the IRS that no firing or layoff was due to ObamaCare. This will be under ‘pain of perjury’ as Megyn Kelly said, ‘you will not lay off a single person – if you want to take advantage of our gift. And you have to certify it under penalty of perjury to the IRS that you didn’t do that!’
This applies to any business not in the 50-99 employee category.
It is not the business of the government to tell private employers who they can or cannot hire or fire but yet they are doing it. As Marc Thiessen said, ‘We have a free market economy, it’s not a command economy’ [Command economies are seen in countries like the old Soviet union].***
Obviously someone has to tell that to Obama who is using his pen and phone dictatorship to rule like a Soviet dictator. He not only changes the law at will, he changes it with added criminal penalties.
Thiessen found another ‘nugget’ in the CBO report. The ‘CBO estimates that the ACA will cause a reduction of roughly 1% in aggregate labor compensation over the 2017-2-24 period, compared with what it would have been otherwise.’ Middle class and lower class workers will lose $70 billion in pay.
In other words, in addition to the expected loss of 2.5 million jobs, workers will face a pace decrease of 1%. Another 70 billion dollars a year will be lost in middle class and lower class workers incomes.
Obama and his merry band of socialists have changed ObamaCare for the 27th time without congressional approval. They are taking a law, passed by Congress, and doing whatever they want with it.
Charles Krauthammer and Ron Fournier had a brief discussion on Special Report Monday night in which Krauthammer said these are the kinds of things you do in a banana republic, it’s lawless. Fournier, the token liberal on the panel, smirked and said he certainly didn’t think we are in a banana republic or that it is lawless, and tried to pass it off as incompetence. He had no answer, however, when Charles didn’t let that one go.
Many a truth is said in gest. The two socialists, Barack Obama and Francois Hollande, were wandering around Monticello recently and Mr. Obama decided to break protocol. Obama said this:
Obama does believe he can criminalize whatever he wants. Be forewarned. Remember when he wouldn’t rule out prison time for people who don’t purchase ObamaCare?
***A command economy is an economy where supply and price are regulated by the government rather than market forces. Government planners decide which goods and services are produced and how they are distributed. The former Soviet Union was an example of a command economy.
Also called a centrally planned economy.