Category Archives: Mandate BS

THE EMPLOYER MANDATE IS A GONER

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the imminent demise of Obamacare’s employer mandate: Conservatives have long known that Obamacare’s employer mandate, if implemented, will create harmful distortions in the labor market and damage the economy … When conservative policy experts and business groups first pointed this out, however, Obamacare supporters robotically recited the usual canards [...]

THE TRUTH ABOUT HOBBY LOBBY AND THE SUPREME COURT

In today’s American Spectator I try to clean up the horse manure spread by the media about the Obama administration’s request for a Supreme Court review of Hobby Lobby’s lawsuit against the government. Most of the major “news” outlets began their coverage with a rented AP report titled, “US Wants Supreme Court to Take Up [...]

ANOTHER OBAMACARE FUMBLE

In today’s American Spectator I discuss the delay of the employer mandate and how it fits into a consistent pattern of White House bungling on Obamacare implementation: The White House says the decision, announced last Tuesday, to delay implementation of Obamacare’s employer mandate was made because “a dialogue with businesses” revealed the need to reduce [...]

OBAMACARE’S EMPLOYER MANDATE DELAYED UNTIL AFTER 2014 MIDTERM ELECTIONS

This is yet another confirmation that government-run health care is politicized health care. It will render the law’s implementation even more chaotic and expensive that was already the case, but the White House and its congressional accomplices couldn’t care less. Winning the election is all that matters for these creatures:

EIGHT GOP GOVERNORS SQUANDER SCOTUS VICTORY ON OBAMACARE MEDICAID MANDATE

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the eight GOP governors who have embraced Obamacare’s Medicaid mandate, even though the Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional. Medicaid is a joint state-federal program, yet a provision of Obamacare required the withholding of all federal funds from noncompliant states. The plaintiffs argued that this was so coercive that was [...]

MSM GIVES US THE MUSHROOM TREATMENT ON THE HHS MANDATE

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the curious silence of the “news” media on the four December court rulings that went against the HHS mandate, as compared to the thousands of stories they produced about the relatively unimportant Hobby Lobby decision: In December, there were five federal court decisions relating to ObamaCare. Chances are, however, [...]

VIDEO: OCARE’S CONTRACEPTION MANDATE DECONSTRUCTED IN 16 SECONDS

You wouldn’t force an atheist to buy you a bible. You wouldn’t force a vegetarian to buy you a hamburger. Why, then, would you ask a Catholic employer to purchase your birth control? It’s that simple. [ht Ed Morrissey]

OBAMACARE MANDATE TAX TO HIT NEARLY 6 MILLION UNISURED

Remember when our President made this pledge? Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes. Well, this turns out to be yet another broken promise: Nearly 6 [...]

HOBBY LOBBY SUES GOVERNMENT OVER CONTRACEPTION MANDATE

Another day, another lawsuit. Like the Catholic organizations that have sued the government, these folks object to being forced to make a choice between betraying their religious beliefs and staying in business: Hobby Lobby, an arts and crafts retailer founded by evangelical Christians, sued the Obama administration on Wednesday to stop a mandate under the [...]

VIDEO: OBAMA’S SUPPORTERS EXPLAIN THE CONTRACEPTION MANDATE

Ann Coulter says Obama’s base is comprised of stupid single women. Seem outrageous? Well, she obviously phrased her point in the most provocative way possible in order to draw attention to it. And some voters still support him, after so many failures, for reasons more complex than mere cluelessness. But her statement is certainly true [...]