Employers across the country are complaining about the impacts of Obamacare on their businesses, with many slashing employees in order to comply with the dictates of the program. Writing teacher Clint Benjamin, who normally works for the Community College of Alleghany County, saw his hours cut thanks to Obamacare. “I’ve got a kid to raise, bills to pay,” he said. Walmart and Red Lobster are reportedly doing the same thing; part time hires have increased, with full time hires slowing.
Thanks to President Obama’s politically motivated decision to delay the implementation of Obamacare for employers until after the 2014 elections, many employees are finding themselves on the hook for their own insurance. “”We have heard concerns about the complexity of the requirements and the need for more time to implement them effectively,” said Mark Mazur, Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy. “We recognize that the vast majority of businesses that will need to do this reporting already provide health insurance to their workers, and we want to make sure it is easy for others to do so.”
But that won’t stop the Obama administration from implementing penalties for individuals who do not have health insurance, allowing Obama the best of both worlds: blaming corporations for not covering health insurance, and drawing additional donations from those corporations for 2014 thanks to this little kickback.
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).