A survey shows that three quarters of all small businesses still plan to fire workers and cut hours in 2014 to avoid Obamacare, even though the Obama administration says it will not enforce the law unitl 2015.


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A survey shows that three quarters of all small businesses still plan to fire workers and cut hours in 2014 to avoid Obamacare, even though the Obama administration says it will not enforce the law unitl 2015.

This makes sense. The law is still the law, even if the Obama administration won’t enforce it. If a business doesn’t cut the hours or the number of its workers to avoid the Obamacare mandates, but then does not provide those mandates, its employees can then sue the business and likely win.

The result: Expect the economy to tank next year as this turkey of a law takes hold and chokes the life out of American enterprise.

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  • wodun

    Another unintended consequence is competition for hours.

    Say there is one worker and right now and they work 35-40 hours a week depening on the work that needs to be done. Well, now another worker needs to be hired to do 5-10 hours of work.

    The second worker wont be happy with 5-10 hours. So now, the workers compete for the 40 hours of work. Will the first worker still work 30 hours a week or will some of their hours go to the new worker? Most likely, the first worker will see their hours cut well below 30 and the new worker wont be working 5-10 hours but 20.

  • R. Cotour

    Why the people of America are allowing a government that has demonstrated that they do not have their best interest in mind and are actually doing things counter to their interest and the Constitution that they have sworn to up hold to continue on this road is way beyond me.

    The people of America have been sold down the river, paddles not included.

    Evolution?

    Devolution?

    Choose one and explain.

  • Keith

    Besides the possibility of employee lawsuits, employers ought to comply with the new law in 2014 for one other reason :

    This administration decides which laws to enforce seemingly based upon the politics of the moment. They could just as easily decide to enforce the law again at any moment just to “punish” any perceived political opponents.

    It’s sad that a President would treat the citizens of his own country with such disregard, but this is what we’ve got.

  • Publius 2

    It is time for the state governments to step up and refuse to comply with this monstrosity. If enough states choose to do this, the entire program would collapse — much to the shame of the GOP leadership in Congress, which has had the power all along to stop Obamacare in its tracks by refusing to fund it.

  • R. Cotour

    The Republicans would never do that, they don’t want to be perceived by “out of registration” Hispanics (illegal aliens working in the U.S.A. expecting to be further empowered by granting them citizenship and a vote). So expect it to continue.

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