Mike Huckabee News
Jul 08 2013
Congressional Democrats passed Obamacare so they could find out what’s in it. Now, they’re desperately trying to keep you from finding out what’s in it until after the next election…Last week, while Americans had their eyes on the fireworks, President Obama dropped a bomb of his own. He announced that he would delay by one year the requirement that employers with more than 50 full time workers start providing them with health insurance. The White House cited the need to streamline the paperwork. But it’s no secret that Democrats were panicking at the idea of millions of Americans learning just before the 2014 elections that they were losing their health benefits, their jobs or their full time hours. Well, consider yourself warned. Meanwhile, Republicans say it shows that even Democrats realize Obamacare is a massive train wreck and needs to be repealed. But they’re challenging the delay on grounds that Obama doesn’t have the power to just pick and choose what parts of a law he’ll enforce. You know, that’s a point that it might’ve been nice to mention to him earlier.
This delay in implementing the Obamacare mandate is born out of a misconception anyway. We currently have an executive branch composed almost entirely of liberal academics and lifelong politicians who’ve never run a business in their lives. They can go for years without writing a budget, or be warned of an impending financial disaster and make no plans at all to avert it. In the business world, that’s not reality. Business people have to plan years ahead to make sure their income exceeds their expenses. Letting them put off a business-killing expense until 2014 won’t make them rush out and hire a lot of full-time workers. It probably won’t even slow the transition from full time to part time work that Obamacare is spurring. Especially not if delaying it until after the election increases the odds of the people who gave us Obamacare still being in power in 2015.