Your Washington Desk:
From Congressman Lynn Westmoreland:
Another Day, Another Delay
To no one’s surprise, President Obama has announced yet another delay for ObamaCare. The employer mandate, which was already pushed back a year, has now been delayed until 2015. This latest delay means the president has unilaterally delayed his own law over 20 times since July 2013.
Contrary to the president’s claims, ObamaCare’s employer mandate is one of the reason’s we’re seeing a hiring freeze, and it’s putting stress on our already struggling small businesses. According to a recent Chamber of Commerce survey, a third of franchise businesses are cutting back workers hours because of the requirement to offer health coverage to full-time employees or face a hefty fine. This health care law is slowly turning our recovering economy into a part time work force. It seems that between this administration and his health law, we are constantly taking steps backwards to clean up this mess instead of forwards.
Nancy Pelosi wasn’t kidding when she said we have to pass the law to see what’s in it- and America isn’t a fan of what we’re getting. In the same week as the administration’s delay announcement, the House Republican health care alternative gained its first Democratic supporter. It’s another sign that this health care law isn’t working, no matter which side of the aisle you’re on.