In deciding to postpone the implementation of the employer mandate, the Obama administration has undermined its sole claim to greatness and delivered a blow to Democrats on the ballot in 2014. Here are seven reasons (more will pop up in the days to come) why it is a huge setback: 1. It proves the president’s assurances that everything was 100 percent on track to be false. His credibility is low now; this may send it skidding further. 2. This gives every Republican the “I told you it was a mess” argument in 2014.
What sort of Banana Republic have we become? A law that forces citizens to grovel. An unread monstrosity that is a tax when convenient to the governing elites and not a tax when it is convenient to the governing elites. Since when did we get a dictator wo grants wiavers to political allies and decides what part of the law to enforce? It is the same with our drug and immigration laws. They are just ignored when deemed to be inconvenient to the vanguard.
#9 I disagree. It is a big deal if employers can dump their help on the exchanges for a year and save a buttload of money with impunity. That is what Ms Rubin´s PS implies. If this happens to any great degree it will probably crash the system and the outcry will be deafening. The dims will totally own the mess even though the GOP will get blamed somehow.
Excuse me, this postponement of implementation is specifically designed to get the Democrat politicians through the 2914 election cycle unscathed. The administration is putting off the negative impact of Obamacare until after. I am not stupid .....are you?
Democrats would be insane to allow the individual mandate to go into effect before the 2014 election. I´ve thought all along that it would be delayed, mainly because HHS is too incompetent to set up exchanges.
Republicans should pass a targeted bill in the House raising the number of employees that triggers Obamacare penalties from 50 to 100. It would be hard for Democrats to dodge this, as it´s a way to increase jobs. They wouldn´t pass it, but they´d lose votes opposing it.
The democrats know that if they don´t have both the house and the senate for the last half of obama´s reign, he´s not only a lame duck, he´s a dead duck. We now have more time to focus on the truly meaningful failures that he is behind.
The secrets of the horrors of obamacare will gradually seep out in 2014. It´s over for that monster.
They can delay the mandate but the insurance bills for all of us who pay for it are going up in the range of 80% or more. For the folks who are 26 or more and have jobs and student loans and may be trying to buy their first homes it´s going to be a real party this year. Insurance costs almost double, student loan rates are skyrocketing and home loans are rising . Not to mention when obamacare does kick in then many may be cut back to part time in order to circumvent the mandate. How´s that for hope and change ?
Rubin is ignoring the obvious; he is the consummate narcissist. He knows its going to be a train wreck and is doing anything (of course, short of canceling the mess, that would mean he would be wrong, which narcissists can´t bear) to distract from his own little personal disaster (or pile of them). He doesn’t care about the elections or other people at all - has he ever? He just cares about himself.
As of now, the individual mandate is still in effect. It´s the employer mandate that was delayed. Some wonder if this isn´t a move to the ultimate goal of a one payer system as individuals who get dumped by employers turn to government run exchanges...except the government hasn´t gotten those set up, either.
This may be a recipe for massive passive civil disobedience.
Will the voters see through the gimmick and vote accordingly in ´14? Or will they wake up and lament after it hits them in the face? IMO if they had half the sense that this requires we wouldn´t be in this mess.
This move proves that the ´Rats thoroughly understand the idiots that vote for them. If it´s not hitting them in the pocketbook at the moment, they are totally oblivious to the tidal wave of slime heading their way.
If the election turns out to be a massive indictment of Fauxbama´s failures, we may have the numbers to repeal this mess or alter it in a host of positive ways, muting its problems and highlighting the elements that it consciously excluded.
This is a God send" opportunity. Time for the Republican Party to step up and fire RINO Reince Prieibus (sp?). Here is a suggestion - Alan West to lead the party and the move to take the Senate and increase the margin in the House in 2014. Let´s be conservative, embrace the Tea Party, and stand for the rule of law - AND see what happens! It will be a landslide if we stop worrying about who likes us.
If Obamacare is a federal income(?) tax then it is not being applied equally to all citizens. THAT would be unconstitutional.
Also, Poster #8 is correct. We have a tyrannical dictator who enforces only those laws or portions of laws HE deems fit for his purposes. Where are the Republicans to declare this unconstitutional? Articles of impeachment should be issued immediately.
Jennifer Rubin is showing her naivete here. Seven "reasons" that don´t matter and avoid the obvious which was revealed by poster #9. Sorry, but #15 is wrong because Obama is a master chess player. He is maneuvering his way around the political minefield. I think this move will allow him to successfully avoid Obamacare as a campaign issue in 2014. Consider this: most people are dumb unless they feel pain.
If the Pubies were smart (and I´m not holding my breath) they would immediately get to work drafting legislation that begins by repealing Obamacare in it´s entirety followed by a free market plan to completely overhaul the healthcare system. And pass it in the House and send it on to the Senate. It would at least get a bit of press and maybe wake up some of the lo-fo´s as to what is going to happen to them under Obamacare. But, as I said, I´m not going to hold my breath.
I guess that the “this law cannot be amended or repealed” clause that they put in the ACA really didn’t have any teeth.
By postponing the employer mandate (for those companies that hadn’t already been granted a waiver) until after the 2014 elections – for purely political purposes, like everything this administration does – Obama is keeping his promise to be the most transparent administration in history. His motives are always transparent to anyone with an open mind, which, of course, excludes liberal ideologues (like the MSM) and his menagerie of LoFo voters.
Anyone who cares to know how lame are the GOP these days need only wait and watch n-o-t-h-i-n-g being done regarding the implementation of Ocare. The GOP want Obamacare as much as the Dems. If they really cared, Boehner would have rallied the troops and defunded this monstrosity the first chance he had.
Expect only the shaft from DC and you won`t be disappointed.
The law as written does not allow the government to fine an employer who does not offer insurance UNLESS one of his employees gets insurance from a state created insurance exchange. If the government implemented fines in Jan 2014, employers in the bluest states would be penalized while those in the red states get off. This will absolutely go to court and the rule of law mean that Obama loses. The same goes for subsidies for those who buy insurance. Some legal institute will take the government to court for paying benefits not created by Congress, but the GOP will stay far away.
What is WRONG with this site?? I can´t type on it anymore ---- it keeps hanging up on letters and won´t let the letter come up -- won´t space, shift or delete. It is not my computer as no other program does it. Does anyone else have this problem. I just hit an "a" four times before it printed.....
#54, I´ve been having similar problems posting here for weeks now.
Have been assuming that it´s mainly the decrepit computer/s and hookup/s where I´m located.
But maybe it´s really a side effect of the monitoring of this site by the NSA. You realize they have to be watching us all very carefully... right? Since the Tea Party is deemed a terrorist organization and a threat to Big Gummint. It´s like noticing odd things when your phone is being tapped by someone.
Obama publicly stated some years ago that his goal is single-payer government health insurance. Obamacare is just a first step. After millions are hooked (er, I mean enrolled) and the system is imploding, the logical (to Obama/Pelosi/Reid/lo-fos/no-fos) next step will be to replace the failing Obamacare system with his preferred single-payer government health system. It had to be at least a two-step process. Obama could never have achieved single payer government health care in one step. (and a big shout-out to the NSAer reading our posts. Hey, do you share this stuff with the IRS?)
I´m experiencing the same problems as #54 & #55. It doesn´t happen on any other site but here on Lucianne.com. I´ve run anti-virus and anti-spy applications afterward and nothing is detected but it is frustrating.
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