The IRS scandal keeps getting worse. President Obama is siccing the agency on employers, as well as Tea Party groups, to silence his critics before the 2014 midterm elections. That’s the hidden purpose behind the employer mandate delay announced last Monday and the administration’s push for new IRS regulations.
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Betsy McCaughey is a former lieutenant governor of New York and author of “Beating Obamacare.”
On November 1st the Gilardi brothers, devout Roman Catholics who operate their own fresh produce business in Ohio, won round two in a battle against the White House. The Obama administration tried to claim that freedom of religion means freedom to pray, not necessarily to practice your beliefs. Once you leave church, you have to obey government regulations, even when they conflict with your faith.
From Florida to California, consumers are getting notices their health plans are cancelled. They were promised they could keep their plan if they liked it. That was a lie. They’ve been duped and dropped.
Polls show the nation growing impatient. The public wants Washington politicians to get a deal done now to raise the debt ceiling and open the government, and it appears John Boehner is listening. Rushing is a mistake. The urgency of the debt ceiling is exaggerated, while the drastic consequences of a deal that fails to curb spending are being ignored.
Negotiating with Republicans has never been in Obama’s playbook. Three days after his inauguration in 2009, President Barack Obama silenced Republican lawmakers who voiced concerned about the enormity of spending in his stimulus bill by uttering two brash words, “I won.”
Once Congress promises the American people there will be no government shutdown, the president has unlimited power.The framers' acclaimed invention -- checks and balances -- will be a dead letter.
The Obama administration disguised last week's edict delaying the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate as administrative tweaking. White House advisor Valerie Jarrett told reporters the impact would be miniscule, because 95 percent of employers subject to the mandate already provide coverage. Don’t be fooled by that figure. The delay could add over $60 billion to the cost of Obamacare in 2014 alone, affect 10 million workers, and double enrollment on the exchanges.
Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is pushing for a final up-or-down vote on comprehensive immigration reform by the end of next week. “Comprehensive” is another word for unread. Lawmakers need to know what's in this bill before they pass it. It’s full of questionable provisions that so far haven’t been subject to much debate.
The following is an excerpt from the new book “Beating Obamacare: Your Handbook for Surviving the New Health Care Law.”