What’s good for businesses should also be good for American individuals …
According to TPM, Democrat Senator from West Virginia Joe Manchin is working on a bill that would delay the “individual” mandate fir Obamacare for one year. After the disastrous rollout of the Obamacare website, Healthcare.gov, and the fact that the site just does not work and is an embarrassing joke … a delay in the individual mandate may be in order. It will be interesting to see if this bill gets traction with other Senate Democrats. The dominoes are starting to fall … More to the point, Democrats fear a backlash in 2014.
On second thought, maybe this Obamacare is a complete train wreck
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is working on legislation to effectively delay Obamacare’s individual mandate for one year, his office told TPM on Wednesday.
His spokesman, Jonathan Kott, said Manchin opposes a bill proposed by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to delay the mandate for a more indefinite period of time while problems with the insurance exchanges persist.
How about we just scrap the entire mess?
These Democrats don’t care about the people, they are doing this to save their collective political a$$es and their power.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), who is up for re-election in 2014, wrote to Obama on Tuesday and asked him to delay the enrollment deadline for the individual mandate. “Given the existing problems with the website, I urge you to consider extending open enrollment beyond the current end date of March 31, 2014,” Shaheen wrote to the president. “Allowing extra time for consumers is critically important so they have the opportunity to become familiar with the website, survey their options and enroll.”
On Wednesday, Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR), who is facing a tough challenge in his 2014 re-election against Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR), came out in support of Shaheen’s call for a delay of the individual mandate’s enrollment deadline. Pryor had previously been on record as supportive of the mandate as is.
Now, according to CNN’s Bash, the Democratic Party is coordinating an effort to support a delay in the individual mandate
Posted October 23, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo Says ObamaCare Forcing America to Become a Part-Time Employment Country as Businesses Shift to Part-Time Workers
The heck with the Obamacare website glitches, Obamacare has much worse consequences on America and Americans … Obamacare is a full-time job killer.
CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo said on ‘Meet the Press’ on Sunday that “ObamaCare is forcing businesses to shift to part-time workers.” She went on to say that America was “becoming something of a part-time employment country.” However, no one in the MSM wants to address the fact that Obama’s signature piece of legislation is causing American workers to lose their full-time jobs. Isn’t that special, in order for a small minority of people to have access to insurance, all Americans are forced to buy insurance or else pay a tax, and workers are losing money in their pay checks as businesses shift to a part-time work model. Thanks Barack Obama.
Intentional or irony … Obama’s signature piece of legislation kills FT jobs and affects the middle class, the very people he claims to be for? Is it any wonder why Obama is the worst jobs president in modern times.
Maria Bartiromo is sadly100% correct. Check out Zero Hedge, where of the 953,000 jobs created in 2013, 77%, or 731,000 are part-time ones. Many businesses are are now only hiring PT employees in order to avoid Obamacare or are shifting those that were full-time to part-time. Who didn’t see that coming?
The US House of Representatives votes to delay Obamacare by one year by a 231 to 192 margin. However, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had more important things to do like not show up for the vote. The vote once again puts the ball back in the court of the US Senate. However, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said he will make no compromises.
House Republicans forced through a short-term government funding bill that delays Obamacare and permanently repeals a tax on medical devices, setting up their most dramatic face-off ever with President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats.
The vote to delay Obamacare was 231-192, with two Republicans voting against the bill, while two Democrats supported it. The Republicans opposed to the bill were New York Reps. Chris Gibson and Richard Hanna, and the Democrats who supported the measure were North Carolina Rep. Mike McInytre and Utah Rep. Jim Matheson.
“The House has again passed a plan that reflects the American people’s desire to keep the government running and stop the president’s health care law,” Boehner said in a post-vote statement. Repealing the medical device tax will save jobs and delaying the president’s health care law for all Americans is only fair given the exemptions the White House has granted to big businesses and insurance companies.”
He added: “Now that the House has again acted, it’s up to the Senate to pass this bill without delay to stop a government shutdown.”
The high-stakes GOP move intensifies a game of chicken with Senate Democrats with just 48 hours to go before the lights could go out on the federal government.
The White House threatened to veto the measure, while Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) proclaimed it dead in the upper chamber.
The imminent deadline, combined with the prolonged impasse, has led some lawmakers to predict a shutdown is all but inevitable.
The Lonely Conservative, as myself, are surprised at the GOP’s not backing down on the Obamacare/continuing resolution fight. I thought for sure Boehner and the establishment Republicans would have caved at this point. However, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reed is not backing down either and is pretty much taking the my way or the highway approach.
Much more at The American Thinker and the ultimate question ahead of a pending government shutdown … who will blink?
Think Democrats in “RED” states are not politically scared to death of Obamacare?
US Senator Joe Manchin (WV-D) has broke ranks with his fellow Democrats and says he would support a stopgap spending plan that delays the individual mandate in President Barack Obama’s Obamacare. Manchin is from the “RED” state of West Virginia and knows just how unpopular this healthcare boondoggle truly is. But aren’t Democrats supposed to be for the “people” and against “big business”? Or at least that is what they say. So why don’t Democrats support a delay in the “individual” mandate like they were for big business?
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia broke ranks with fellow Democrats and said he’d support a stopgap spending plan that delays the individual mandate in President Barack Obama’s health-care law.
“There’s no way I could not vote for it,” Manchin said at a Bloomberg Government breakfast today. “It’s very reasonable and sensible.”
The individual mandate is the linchpin of the law that requires Americans who lack insurance to purchase health care through government-run exchanges. Republicans, led by a group of newcomers in the House, are pushing to dismantle the health-care law and are using a ticking clock on a possible Oct. 1 government shutdown as leverage.
The Democratic-led Senate will vote in coming days on the stopgap spending plan and before sending it back to the House will remove language that defunds Obamacare. Obama and House Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, have said they won’t support using the budget to change the health law.
Manchin, 66, said he’d be willing to delay the individual mandate as part of the budget negotiations because the Obama administration in July gave businesses an extra year to provide their workers with health insurance.
So why is the Obama White House against the people getting the same breaks as they have provided big business? From CNN comes White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was dismissive Thursday of comments by Sen. Joe Manchin endorsing a one-year delay of the new health care law’s individual mandate.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was dismissive Thursday of comments by Sen. Joe Manchin endorsing a one-year delay of the new health care law’s individual mandate.
“The fact is you have to make the system work,” Carney told reporters during the White House press briefing, arguing that one of the most popular aspects of the Affordable Care Act, the protection of those with preexisting conditions, cannot work without the individual mandate.
So are the rats really jumping ship or is this prearranged with the White House to let vulnerable Democrats off the hook in Red States?
Posted September 27, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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40,000 Members of the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) Quit the AFL-CIO Citing Obamacare … Growing Frustration With Obamacare
Trouble in Union paradise because of Obamacare.
The 40,000 members of the ILWU, International Longshore & Warehouse Union, have quit the AFL-CIO citing Obamacare and immigration reform. The ILWU sent a letter to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka providing grievances, namely the AFL-CIO’s support of Obamacare. The letter stated that, ”We feel the Federation has done a great disservice to the labor movement and all working people by going along to get along.” Gee, ya think? The ILWU is also upset with the AFL-CIO fot their going along with Obama’s confiscatory tax on their “Cadillac” health care plans after Obama ran on a platform in 2009 saying that he would not do so. Even unions are now upset with Obama’s misrepresentations with Obamacare. What Obama lie, say it isn’t so.
In what is being reported as a surprise move, the 40,000 members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) announced that they have formally ended their association with the AFL-CIO, one of the nation’s largest private sector unions. The Longshoremen citied Obamacare and immigration reform as two important causes of their disaffiliation.
In an August 29 letter to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, ILWU President Robert McEllrath cited quite a list of grievances as reasons for the disillusion of their affiliation, but prominent among them was the AFL-CIO’s support of Obamare.
“We feel the Federation has done a great disservice to the labor movement and all working people by going along to get along,” McEllrath wrote in the letter to Trumka.
The ILWU President made it clear they are for a single-payer, nationalized healthcare policy and are upset with the AFL-CIO for going along with Obama on the confiscatory tax on their “Cadillac” healthcare plan.
UPDATE I: The Hill – Unions are frustrated the Obama administration hasn’t responded to their calls for changes to ObamaCare.
Unions are frustrated the Obama administration hasn’t responded to their calls for changes to ObamaCare.
Labor has watched with growing annoyance as the White House has backed ObamaCare changes in response to concerns from business groups, religious organizations and even lawmakers and their staffs.
They say they don’t understand why their concerns so far have fallen of deaf ears.
We are disappointed that the non-profit health plans offered by unions have not been given the same consideration as the Catholic Church, big business and Capitol Hill staffers,” Unite Here President D. Taylor told The Hill.
It’s an issue that Obama may have to face when he speaks to the AFL-CIO convention a week after Labor Day.
The Job Killing Obama Healthcare Legislation Law … 74% of Small Businesses will Fire Workers and Cut Hours under Obamacare
Obamacare … this is the reason why a bill that affects so many Americans is supposed to be read, discussed and passed by a bipartisan vote.
According to a recent poll, the Chambers survey showed that three-quarters of small businesses are still making plans to avoid the costly Obamacare law by firing workers to get under 50 employees, reducing hours of full-time staff, or shift many to part-time. At a time in which the unemployment rate is consistently above 7%, so many Americans find themselves underemployed and food stamps are at an all time high, now small businesses have this terrible law thrust upon than that is a job killer and will now have workers converted for full time to part time. The Obama administration has already delayed the employer mandate until 2015 as they scramble to implement this fiasco. The House looks to take a vote to delay the individual mandate as well. However, no matter, whether the delay is one year or 2, employers are already making decisions to deal with the law so to defray the new expenses in Obamacare. So can some one explain again how Obamacare is good for America?
Despite the administration’s controversial decision to delay forcing companies to join Obamacare for a year, three-quarters of small businesses are still making plans to duck the costly law by firing workers, reducing hours of full-time staff, or shift many to part-time, according to a sobering survey released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
“Small businesses expect the requirement to negatively impact their employees. Twenty-seven percent say they will cut hours to reduce full time employees, 24 percent will reduce hiring, and 23 percent plan to replace full time employees with part-time workers to avoid triggering the mandate,” said the Chamber business survey provided to Secrets.
Under Obamacare, just 30 hours — not the nationally recognized 40 hours — is considered full-time. Companies with 50 full-time workers or more are required to provide health care, or pay a fine.
- 77 percent continue to think the U.S. economy is on the wrong track. However, small businesses are more optimistic about their local economy and individual business.
- The majority (61 percent) of small businesses do not have plans to hire next year.
- Concerns about regulation have increased significantly from 35 percent last quarter to 42 percent now.
This should come as a shock to no one, you were all warned that this would happen. But we were just called racists and Obama haters. No, we were calling the signature piece of Barack Obama legislation for what it was, a disaster that was terrible for Americans and America.
Barack Obama White House Has Known For Months Obamacare Implementation Was Impossible … Most Transparent Presidency Ever!!!
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most least transparent presidency ever … The Obama White House has known for months that the Obamacare implementation would not work.
THEY LIED AND MISLEAD!!! As reported at the National Journal, the Obama White House has known for months that the implementation of Obamacare would not work. They knew it and they covered it up. They knew it and tried to con the NFL into being their useful idiot propaganda tool to promote Obamacare. Thankfully, wiser heads prevailed and the NFL said no. It was just last week that the Obama administration delayed the implementation of the employer mandate until 2015. Then we were told that the individuals would not have to verify whether they are eligible for Obamacare. Now we are learning that there are probably more aspects of Obamacare that are not ready for prime time than are. What a shock that this disaster known as Obamacare was impossible to compliment. Who saw that coming, besides any common sense thinking individual?
So let’s get this straight. Obamacare has been the single most important piece of legislation since Barack Obama as been President and they have wasted 4+ years to implement, rather than concentrate on jobs and getting America back to work, and in the end it can’t be implemented? Obama and Democrats rammed this down the throats of Americans and have caused many Americans to lose their jobs, lose their insurance, lose their full time employment and have their rates go up dramatically. WHAT A JOKE. BUT THEN AGAIN, SO IS OBAMA.
If you’ve been reading all the Obamacare stories lately, you might get the impression that the administration has just realized it will not be able to implement the massive health reform as designed.
It has known for months.
As far back as March, a top IT official at the Department of Health and Human Services said the department’s current ambition for the law’s new online insurance marketplaces was that they not be “a Third-World experience.” Several provisions had already been abandoned in an effort to simplify the administration’s task and maximize the chances that the new systems would be ready to go live in October, when customers are supposed to start signing up for insurance.
In April, several consultants focusing on the new online marketplaces, known as exchanges, told National Journal that the idealized, seamless user experience initially envisioned under the Affordable Care Act was no longer possible, as the administration axed non-essential provisions that were too complex to implement in time. (Read the story for some examples and commentary.) That focus has intensified lately, as officials announced that they would not be requiring employers to cover their workers next year or states to verify residents’ incomes before signing them up for insurance.
From Hot Air, “Remember the impossibly-complicated flow charts produced by ObamaCare opponents to demonstrate the folly of the ACA? At the time, proponents of the bill insisted that those were just scare tactics designed to irrationally frighten voters from the benefits of change. Now, though, it’s the ACA’s supporters producing similar flow charts to demonstrate why they can’t meet their deadline.”
Jammie Wearing Fool reminds us that it was just last week when Obama’s slobbering media sycophants told us what a brilliant political move this was?
NFL Sacks Obamacare … NFL Says It Has No Plans to Help Promote the Unpopular and Lie Called Obamacare
The NFL has sacked Obamacare …
As reported at the Washington Examiner, the NFL says no to President Barack Obama, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Obamacare. The NFL has opted to do the right thing and “Just Say No” to promoting Obamacare. Earlier, the NFL and other sports organizations were being pressured by HHS Secretary Sebelius to act as a propaganda wing of the White House and promote Obama’s healthcare law. A law that is so unpopular with the American people that only 37% of Americans according to recent polls actually support it. However, the marketing savvy NFL decided to want no part of being put in the middle of an unpopular health care law that would alienate a majority of its fans. Compare Obama’s popularity to that of the NFL that is at an all-time high. What many, especially government and Obama do not understand is that sports is the ultimate environment that brings people together of all backgrounds. When a sports fan is at a stadium, bar or party no one cares about ethnicity, religion or political affiliation. It is a group of people with the common goal of a love of the sport and their favorite team. Why would anyone in their right might who runs a sports league or a team want to destroy that which makes sports great? Who would want a divided fan base that would boycott your product or worse, turn their allegiance elsewhere to another sport? But for Obama, the Divider in Chief, the community agitator, he knows nothing else but to divide people against one another to get his way.
Obamacare sacked by the NFL … go elsewhere for your propaganda
UPDATE: NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy emails:
We have responded to the letters we received from members of Congress to inform them we currently have no plans to engage in this area and have had no substantive contact with the administration about PPACA’s implementation.
(Read the letter that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, sent the NFL in the embedded viewer below this story.)
Under pressure to promote President Obama’s health care law, the administration is in talks with the National Football League to form a marketing partnership during the upcoming season. The Department of Health and Human Services has reached out to the NFL – along with the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball – in hopes of reaching a key demographic of younger Americans. It would be a big mistake for any sports league to inject itself into the contentious political battle over Obamacare, but I’d like to just focus on the NFL for now.
According to polls, Obamacare is extremely unpopular and getting worse as Americans continue to learn what was shoved down their throats by partisan Democrat vote. A recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 43% of Americans have an unfavorable view of Obamacare compared with just 35% who have a favorable view. Those poll numbers are probably even more amplified by those who are fans of the NFL.
As Weasel Zippers states, the 12 liberals who watch football are inconsolable, HA!
However, the main issue here is that PR is not the answer to Obamacare. President Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the Democrats who passed this law against the will of the American people have had more than enough time to present this boondoggle to the American public. The problem is, it is a terrible law that was a lie. Obamacare does not lower costs, its raises premiums. Obamacare does not cover all people without insurance. Obamacare does not let you keep your doctor either. Thus, in the end, Obamacare is and always has been a lie. As The Weekly Standard opines, all the lipsticking of this pig” is not going to change the fact that Obamacare is bad for Americans and bad for America.
Hmm, so is the NFL now considered racist because they would not support Obama’s agenda?
White House and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in talks with NFL on Promoting ObamaCare … Now the NFL is a Propaganda Shill for Obama?
A note to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell … DON’T DO IT, DON’T RUIN YOUR BRAND … SHUT UP AND PLAY FOOTBALL!
Is the NFL trying to lose viewership? According to a report from The Hill, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that she was in talks with the NFL to help promote Obamacare. Can these people leave nothing alone that is an enjoyable diversion from the hell that has been the Obama administration? The NFL is a sport, not about politics. It is supposed to be about the great teams of the past like the 1960′s Green Bay Packers, the 1970′s Pittsburgh Steelers, the 1980′s San Francisco 49′ers, the 1990′s Dallas Cowboys and the 2000′s New England Patriots. Its about the who’s who of great players like Johnny Unitas, Walter Payton, Dick Butkis and Jim Brown who have laced up the cleats and put on the helmets that are enshrined in the Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH. It is about legendary coaches like Paul Brown, Bill Walsh, Don Shula, George Halas, Tom Landry and Vince Lombardi. It is about the fans and their love of the game. The NFL is not about, nor should it ever be about Obamacare. Dear NFL, are you trying to piss off your fans, in being a tool of Barack Obama. Are you intentionally trying to ruin the sport? Obamacare is unraveling and the NFL looks to be a useful idiot in promoting a very unpopular lie to We the People. BRILLIANT!
Really NFL, this is the guy who you want to hitch your wagon to? A Prez who couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn with a football?
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Monday she is in talks with the NFL to help promote new insurance options under ObamaCare.
Sebelius said the football league has been “very actively and enthusiastically engaged” in discussions about a partnership to encourage people to enroll in newly available insurance plans.
“We’re having active discussions right now with a variety of sports affiliates” about both paid advertising and partnerships to encourage enrollment, Sebelius told reporters.
It is simply amazing that a sport that has passed baseball for America’s favorite past time would ruin its image with its fans over something as unpopular as Obamacare. As stated at Professor Bainbridge, “Memo to Roger Goodell: I’ll take my NFL football without Obamacare propaganda.” Obamacare is unpopular not because people do not know or understand what’s in it, Americans are upset with Obamacare because they are learning every day what lies were told to them by Barack Obama and his minion Democrats with regards to the government take over of healthcare. There is a reason why Obamacare continues to be unpopular with more than half of America. It’s not because of a lack of marketing. After all this time, Obama still has not been able to sell the failure called Obamacare, go figure.
I have to agree 100% with Weasel Zippers sentiments, do they have to ruin everything for us?
Isn’t it quite ironic that the NFL would even think of engaging in talks to promote this boondoggle known as Obamacare, the very league who was AWOL on concussions and providing proper healthcare for its former past great players? Keep it up NFL, Obamacare is extremely unpopular. According to a recent new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, just 37 percent say the plan is a good idea.
The Obama WH is also targeting the NBA. The Daily Caller has a chart that shows what the highest paid NBA players would pay with the Obamacare tax.
Barack Obama Says at Fundraiser for Democratic Senatorial Campaign in Palo Alto, CA … “We Don’t Want to Tax All Businesses Out of Business”
THE COMMUNITY AGITATOR IN ACTION, HE SAID WHAT?
You just can’t make this stuff up. As reported at CNS News, President Barack Obama said at a Democratic Senatorial campaign fundraiser in Palo Alto, CA that, “We [Democrats] don’t want to tax all businesses out of business.” HUH? Taking Obama at his word, his own words, that would mean that he is admitting he wants to tax some business out of business. And we wonder why the economy in the United States has just been awful and has not gotten any better since Obama has been president. Welcome to the non-existent Obama job recovery which has been the worst job recovery ever. Is it any wonder why so many Americans are unemployed, so many Americans are on food stamps and so many Americans have just given up looking for employment. Obama actually wants to tax some businesses out of business. This is just unreal.
President Barack Obama says Democrats “don’t want to tax all businesses out of business.”
“I know that there are a few Republicans here in the audience,” Obama said Friday at a fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign in Palo Alto, Ca. “If you talk to us, it turns out we’re pretty common-sense folks.
“We don’t think government can do everything,” he said. “We don’t think that top-down solutions are the right way to go. We believe in the free market. We believe in a light touch when it comes to regulations.”
“We don’t want to tax all businesses out of business,” Obama said. “But we do think that there’s a role to play for government.”
So America, how’s that “Hopey-Changey” stuff working out for you?