Late on Tuesday, just before the Fourth of July holiday break, President Obama announced a one-year delay in the implementation of the Obamacare employer mandate. But, some politicians, including Colorado’s U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman believe that the employer mandate is just the beginning of the Obamacare delays. In a press release issued on Wednesday, Coffman said what everyone was thinking: this delay is for purely political reasons – to help Obama’s party limp through the 2014 mid-term elections.
“‘The employers that I’ve been talking to fully understand this requirement and they are fully aware the mandate applies to them only if they have 50 employees or more who work more than 30 hours a week. They don’t need more time to figure that out as the Administration claims,’ said Coffman.
Coffman believes the move by the Administration – pushing the mandate past the 2014 midterm elections – is purely political and opens the door to push other core provisions of Obamacare past the 2014 midterm elections as well.”
He also conveyed his belief that the individual mandate as well as insurance exchanges will follow. But, this delay conveys even more than the concerns over the 2014 elections. It speaks to a larger question – as the centerpiece of his administration, if this crumbles, what have President Obama and the Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate actually accomplished?
From the lowly taxpayer view, the administration has been plagued by one scandal after another while enacting a crushing regulatory regime. PeakNation™, is our nation on the right track or wrong track under the leadership of President Obama and his far left wing collaborators?