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Obamacare employer mandate delay lets the IRS look into business hiring

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Betsy McCaughey
Author, "Beating Obamacare"
U.S. President Barack Obama takes the stage to deliver remarks on the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, at an Organizing for Action grassroots supporter event in Washington, November 4, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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.

If you like your God, you can keep him

4:56 PM 11/05/2013

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.

A lie from day one

6:41 PM 10/29/2013

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.

Don’t rush to a debt ceiling deal

1:48 PM 10/16/2013

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.

Obama’s dangerous claim to executive power

10:58 AM 10/09/2013

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.”

Obama the intractable

10:29 AM 09/26/2013

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.

Obama’s $62 billion unconstitutional maneuver

8:03 PM 07/12/2013

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.

Senate immigration bill full of bad, so-far-ignored provisions

4:07 PM 06/19/2013

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.

Raiding Medicare: How seniors will pay for Obamacare

12:10 AM 01/14/2013

The following is an excerpt from the new book “Beating Obamacare: Your Handbook for Surviving the New Health Care Law.”