The California Assembly is trying to close one of ObamaCare’s loopholes — you know, the one that might keep some small businesses from strangulating completely on the law’s onerous requirements:

California AB 880: “This bill would make it unlawful for a large employer to, among other things…reduce an employee’s hours or work…if the purpose is to avoid the imposition of the penalty. A violation of those provisions would result in a penalty of 200% of the penalty amount the employer would have paid for the applicable period of time.”

At some point the Golden State is just going to have to go whole-hog and outlaw private employment absolutely.