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July 3, 2013 - 11:55 am

Yeah, that was a good one.

Pretty soon we’ll all be leaving for the Fourth of July recess. Next week, when we celebrate Independence Day we’ll also be observing health independence.

This week marks one year since the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act. It captures the spirit of our founders. Uh, the spirit they wrote in the Declaration of Independence: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The Affordable Care Act offers just that–a healthier life and the liberty to pursue a person’s happiness to be free of constraint, be job-locked, because they’re policy-locked and so if you wanted to be a cameraman, a writer, you want to be self employed, if you want to be, start a business, if you want to change jobs, whatever it is you want to do you are free, you have the liberty to do.

So, we’ve had Social Security, Medicare, and now health independence, and that’s something our members will take home to celebrate over this Independence Day.

Rep. Pelosi made those remarks during her Thursday press conference less than a week ago. Since that time, anyone who was fool enough to think of celebrating ObamaCare has had the rug pulled out from under them. The Obama administration announced that the employer mandate will be delayed from beginning January 1, 2014 to sometime in 2015. It was a nakedly political move designed to put off some of ObamaCare’s worst impacts on employment until after next year’s mid-term elections.

Celebrate!

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Nancy Pelosi"Liar-Liar Pants on Fire!" C'mon, be honest, let we The People know what kabuki theatre you've prepared for all Americans???
Anybody hear about this?Congress is one voting session away from passing a hidden provision putting a tariff on the head of every American employee. When coupled with certain Obamacare mandates, the (Amnesty)Reform Bill will create a loophole so toxic that it’ll literally legislate millions of Americans out of work. Companies all across the nation, especially small businesses, will have no choice but to employ illegal aliens over U.S. citizens. THIS is what crony-capitalist , big businesses are banking on...ergo, their dumping gazillion dollars in support of this Bill now in the House.
Here's how it works:
1)Under Senates Bill, illegal aliens already in the United States are granted amnesty. More specifically, they’ll be classified as “registered provisional immigrants.”
2)Enter Obamacare and this "registered provisional immigrant." Extremely important!!!
3) Come open enrollment season, employers with over 50 American employees will be strong-armed into providing qualified health coverage at company expense.Otherwise, a company will have to pony up $3,000 per employee as a penalty. But here’s the thing…
4)Per Senate's proposed Amnesty Bill legislation, “registered provisional immigrants” won’t be eligible for subsidies on the Obamacare exchanges until they become FULL U.S. citizens. Senate's timeframe (pesky little sneaks) for that is set for 2026!!!! Now isn't that special!!!
5)So U.S. employers are left with two choices: Hire a U.S. citizen and be forced to sponsor their health coverage (or pay a $3,000 dollar or more fine). Or hire a “registered provisional immigrant” avoiding the Obamacare mess entirely - for a minimum of 13 years.
6) To simplify... immigration reform AND Obamacare together, will effectively punish employers for hiring American citizens.
7) Net result? Businesses bottom lines are already squeezed, all are struggling to stay afloat!!! Guess who gets hired, and guess who gets fired! The choice is unfortunately a no-brainer.
The Law of Unintended Consequences is fully operational in America's tyranny-orchestrated by it's Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of government.Pray. Amen. Join a Tea Party, urgently!!

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I will be celebrating the fact that the individual mandate remains in place, even if the employer mandate has been delayed until the drones vote for their own demise in 2014. Then the burner gets turned up on all of us frogs.

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These are not the droids you're looking for.

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.

It captures the spirit of our founders.
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