White House Delays Obamacare Employer Mandate; Forces Employers to get Permission from the IRS for Layoffs

President Obama has once again decided to change a law without Congress.  This time he is delaying the employer Obamacare mandate until 2016 for companies with 50-99 employees.  He also lowered the percentage of companies of 100 or more to have to offer 70% of it’s employees coverage instead of 95%.

If you remember back in October 2013 with the government “shutdown” the Republicans were trying to extend the mandate and Obama and the Democrats refused to negotiate on that point.  Now we have Obama extended the mandates unilaterally.

One of the other provisions now is though employers must now justify any layoffs of reduction in hours to the IRS.  Yes, the IRS is being directly inserted into the hiring/firing decisions of employers.

To be eligible for the additional delay, the Obama administration says an employer “may not reduce the size of its workforce or the overall hours of service of its employees” unless it can justify those reductions to the Internal Revenue Service. 

The IRS is now truly a political weapon to be used at the will of the Obama administration. Obama is telling business owners you will do as I say regardless of you business needs.


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  1. This is Treason again by Comrade Obama and his administration. The President does not have the authority to change a law. How many more crimes against the Constitution will Americans allow before they understand that the Constitution has been over thrown. The Public Education System has destroyed the majority of Americans ability to think but at some point the excessive taxation, corruption, crimes and tyranny should register unless slavery is the goal for all these Serfs.

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