President Obama is using the Internal Revenue Service to silence employers unhappy about Obamacare. That's the hidden purpose behind the employer mandate delay announced on February 10th.
On January 28, nineteen U.S. Senators and 91 members of the House of Representatives, all Democrats, filed briefs with the U.S Supreme Court supporting the Obama administration's legal war against Hobby Lobby, a family-owned chain of craft stores that provides health insurance for employees but refuses for religious reasons to cover morning after pills such as Plan B and Ella.
Last week, Moody's rating agency lowered the outlook for health insurers from stable to negative, blaming Obamacare. Few Americans will shed tears for insurance companies. But the Moody's announcement is a warning sign to taxpayers.
Teachers unions supply the Democratic Party with money and foot soldiers. But if Democrats intend to make income inequality their issue in 2014 and 2016, they will have to give up their slavish devotion to these unions, which deny inner city kids a shot at a quality education and an escape route from poverty.
Congressional speeches are generally hot air, politicians blathering to a largely empty chamber. But on January 9th a discussion in the House of Representatives soared above that mediocrity. For those Americans who worry that Congress no longer cares about preserving the Constitution, the words below will provide reassurance that there are a few people with backbone in Washington D.C.
In 2014, 25 million to 30 million Americans who have employer-provided health insurance are likely to lose it thanks to Obamacare's requirement that all plans cover what Washington deems "essential benefits." Some employers will consider that unaffordable and drop coverage altogether, when their current, lower cost plans expire over the course of the year. These 25 to 30 million are in addition to 6 million who bought plans in the individual market and had them cancelled by January 1.
2013 was the year of Obamacare whoppers. But the nastiest truth about the health law is still to be exposed – the tightening hold the federal government will have over your doctor, even if you're paying with private insurance.
Tell Santa to bring President Obama a stocking stuffer: a copy of the U.S. Constitution with the words "Laws be faithfully executed" underlined in red. Those words define the President's most important duty. But Obama, himself a constitutional lawyer, is ignoring the Constitution and governing like a dictator.
ObamaCare in California is being used to build Democratic Party enrollment. The lion's share of $900 million of taxpayer money is committed to "outreach," which includes money to the NAACP and other organizations to door-to-door canvass to register people to vote.
Across the nation, Americans are starting to see what ObamaCare really means — and it's not pretty.
Most of us interact with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) once a year at tax time. But President Obama's Affordable Care Act health law puts us under the IRS's thumb all the time.