ObamaCare is in the Air and a Message to @GOP Elites

Brushfire of Freedom
15 August 2013

…In just about six weeks, all of the remaining Obamacare mandates will kick in. It would be inaccurate to refer to these new laws as “The Affordable Care Act” for a myriad of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that it has done everything to make care less affordable. The new mandates that will, or won’t, take effect in October have about as much resemblance to the law signed by Obama as I have to the First Lady. For the infrequent readers of this blog, that’s pretty much zero…

…the Affordable Care Act may be constitutional by definition of the US Supreme Court, but Obamacare, which the ACA has become because of the changes made independently by Obama, is by that same definition, unconstitutional. The changes Obama has unilaterally made to the law have invalidated it, at least in the eyes of the US Supreme Court, based on their decision from 2012…

…What goes into effect in October is nothing more than a collection of dictates, handed down by a would-be emperor, and supported by his court of would-be nobles. If this process continues, if Congress refuses to step in and take back the power of the people, this nation will cease to be a representative republic. We will become Obama’s kingdom. If Obamacare is implemented as it now stands, if Obama is allowed to randomly dictate his will from DC, the America we know, freed in 1776 and constitutionally founded in 1787, will cease to exist…

Read the complete article at Brushfire of Freedom.


Related: Attention GOP Elites: Most Americans Support Defunding Obamacare

Someone needs to pass this on to the GOP elites.
A new poll released by Heritage Action shows most Americans support defunding Obamacare. The poll also reveals that Republicans should be much more concerned with the fallout of failing to defund Obamacare than with the imaginary fallout of doing so….


Businesses claim Obamacare has forced them to cut employee hours

Employers around the country, from fast-food franchises to colleges, have told NBC News that they will be cutting workers’ hours below 30 a week because they can’t afford to offer the health insurance mandated by the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare…

…The White House dismisses such examples as “anecdotal.” Jason Furman, chairman of the president’s Council of Economic Advisors, said, “We are seeing no systematic evidence that the Affordable Care Act is having an adverse impact on job growth or the number of hours employees are working. … [S]ince the ACA became law, nearly 90 percent of the gain in employment has been in full-time positions.”

But the president of an influential union that supports Obamacare said the White House is wrong.

“It IS happening,” insisted Joseph Hansen, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers union, which has 1.2 million members.  “Wait a year. You’ll see tremendous impact as workers have their hours reduced and their incomes reduced. The facts are already starting to show up. Their statistics, I think, are a little behind the time.”…


Small Businesses Can’t Avoid Obamacare by Switching to Part-time Workers

Small businesses hoping to avoid the high costs of ObamaCare by switching to part-time employees got some unwelcome news last Thursday, as Paul Bedard at the Washington Examiner reported that the Small Business Administration launched a website to explain to employers the federal government will add up the number of part-time staff employed to determine if enough hours have been worked to meet the “full-time equivalent” criterion…


Rubio Meets With Business Leaders on ObamaCare 


McConnell: Don’t Open Obamacare Exchanges Without Security Guarantees

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has called on the Obama Administration not to open the Obamacare state health exchanges because the security of Americans’ personal data cannot be assured.



Update:   CNN’s John King: Latest ObamaCare Delay Violates a Direct Promise made by Barack Obama to Pass the Law – Video 8/15/13



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