Mr. Obama has had to grant yet another illegal delay in the employer mandate.
It is illegal because changing a law without congressional approval is unconstitutional.
This time, employers with between 50 to 99 employees who don’t already offer health insurance to their employees have until 2016 to comply with the shifting Obamacare requirements.
The fine print of the latest announcement from the Administration is worse than the terrible headlines.
This rule includes a provision that says you must have the right motives for having a certain number of employees to be in compliance with Obamacare.
As an employer you must certify to the IRS – under the threat of perjury – that the reasons for your employee head count have nothing to do with your opposition to or avoidance of Obamacare.
This president doesn’t just selectively enforce the law as he sees fit; now he is actually inventing new crimes.One commenter wrote:
It’s jaw-dropping that if you fall below 100 employees, the burden will be on you to prove that you meant no disrespect to ObamaCare.
This latest delay represents another political calculation by the White House. They are counting on the fact that the criticism they will face now for bungling incompetence and disregarding their own law is less than the criticism they would receive for damaging American business closer to the elections.
When we read about lawlessness increasing in the last days as a sign before the return of Jesus (Matthew 24) we never thought the greatest lawlessness would be in the White House by a lawless American president.