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February 12, 2014 - 8:04 am

Louisiana businessman William Heroman, Jr. may soon get a heated call from the Internal Revenue Service. Tuesday reports emerged that Obamacare includes a provision requiring business leaders to swear to the IRS, under penalty of perjury, that they are not laying workers off or reducing their hours because of Obamacare’s mandates.

Baton Rouge’s WBRZ-TV reports that Mr. Heroman, CEO of Billy Heroman’s Flowers, says that Obamacare is forcing him to reduce the hours of some of his workers.

Heroman tells WBRZ that he wants to continue insuring his workers, but is looking closely at his options. He notes that the Obamacare fines are cheaper than the plans available under the law. He says he is hiring more part-time workers and keeping their hours below Obamacare’s 30-hour threshold, at which point businesses are forced to provide healthcare. Heroman says that he hates making that choice, but the president’s health law is forcing his hand.

Heroman adds that he fears many workers will be forced to take second jobs because of Obamacare, and that those jobs also will not come with health insurance.

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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So the business says just the opposite, "Yes, I laid off people because of ObamaCare", what happens then.
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So I heard about requiring businesses to attest about Obamacare, but what if they don't? I haven't heard anything about the box needing to be checked for the paperwork to be filed (like the one saying you attest that the return is truthful) or any consequences if people say "Hell yeah, I'm laying people off due to Obamacare!"

It's obvious what they're going for, but does it have any teeth, or just be vaguely threatening?
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OK, Legal Eagles. Here's your plaintiff. Go for it.
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Uh oh! Hopefully this business didn't attest to this with the IRS!
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