CRUZ: WHY NOT DELAY IT FOREVER? – Obama delays Obamacare’s employer mandate until after 2014 elections

***UPDATE: Cruz asks why not delay it forever?


Obama is trying to delay some of the pain of Obamacare on small businesses until after the 2014 elections, by moving the employer mandate start date to 2015:

FOX NEWS – The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it is delaying a major provision in the health care overhaul, putting off until 2015 a requirement that many employers offer health insurance.

The announcement was made late Tuesday by the Treasury Department, at the beginning of the holiday week while Congress was on recess. It comes amid reports that the administration is running into roadblocks as it prepares to implement ObamaCare.

The change in the employer mandate is arguably the most significant concession the administration has made to date.

Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., a critic of the law, seized on the delay as a “clear admission” that the law is “unaffordable, unworkable and unpopular.”

“It’s also a cynical political ploy to delay the coming train wreck associated with ObamaCare until after the 2014 elections,” he said.

The law requires companies that employ 50 or more workers to offer coverage or face fines. The Treasury Department and the White House said that, based on complaints by employers that the system for reporting the coverage was too onerous, they would simplify that system and give employers an additional year to comply.

“We have heard concerns about the complexity of the requirements and the need for more time to implement them effectively,” Mark J. Mazur, the assistant secretary for tax policy at the Treasury Department, said in a statement posted online. “We have listened to your feedback. And we are taking action.”

The mandate was originally set to kick in for 2014, but will now start in 2015.


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  • Reaganomics

    Everything from this administration is a lie it looks like.  You can keep your doctor! You can keep your plan if you like it, nothing will change for you! In 2014 this is what is going to happen, businesses will be mandated to do such and such. Oh wait, we don’t know what such and such IS yet, and there are elections coming up! Never mind! We’ll get to the bottom of Benghazi! Everything they say! Over and over and over. Shamelessly! It’s amazing really if you think about it.

  • The Sentinel

    The liar-in-chief is trying to mitigate the damage before the 2014 elections – we all see this for what it really is. However, the corrupt media will carry the water for their damned messiah again and melt from this selfless and understanding gesture. Gag.
    This is so transparent and yet the majority of the lemmings, moochers, and uneducated or liberal will think superman is being a neat guy and trying to help the little people.
    This is just another of the long list of crimes against this sadistic monster – the most anti-American pResident this nation has ever tolerated.
    Where are the pitchforks and outrage? Where is America’s Tahrir Square?

    • sDee

      The Sentinel   
      All it would take is a leader – there are millions of us ready to roll.  We may anyway – the noose has tightened on our last breath of liberty..

      • The Sentinel

        sDee The Sentinel  
        Well said. Sad that Boehner isn’t leading the charge.
        I know… I’m on the floor laughing at how preposterous that was too…

    • Orangeone

      The Sentinel CBS poll just 4 days ago, most unaware of individual mandate requirement. Guess they ignored the SCOTUS case and decision and believed the “free health care”


    … lie upon lie upon lie upon lie upon lie upon LIE ! What do you all expect from DEAR LEADER of EVIL .”

  • Rshill7

    And how can he change a law just like that? Either it’s law or it ain’t. Which is it? Does he need Sebelius to do it? Gonna need more info.

    • sDee

      Did you forget Rshill?- There is no one in DC  with the principles or courage  stop him.

      • Rshill7

        sDee Rshill7 Still, one needs some legal authority to do something like that. Gonna need more info.

        • Orangeone

          Rshill7 sDee The rule making delegation to DHHS is in the law. That is one of the huge arguments, that the implementation is being designed, implemented and fines/penalties determined and assessed not by Congress but by Obama’s appointees. This was intentional.

        • PhillyCon

          Rshill7 sDee As O-one stated, it basically gives the HHS Sec. unilateral power to implement POS.  This was one of the many criticisms against Obamacare at the time.  It was unprecedented to give such power and leeway to a political hack, especially when dealing with peoples’ healthcare.

    • Orangeone

      Rshill7 Sebelius can waive the magic wand and change the date. Don’t you love legislation that gives this authority to the unelected?

  • sDee

    The Republican Party could drive an 18 wheel mack truck through this one – devastate Hussein and his Marxist Party. 
    They should have offensive campaign ready to roll.
    Well… can dream.

  • Stehekin912

    And the knuckleheads will fall for it, too

  • suzy000

    The law is so bad that they can’t even implement it.  But boy will they destroy our entire healthcare system in the process.  And we need to blame EVERY SINGLE IDGET that voted for this idiot!  Our beautiful wonderful healthcare system going down the drain….we are going to end up with a tattered torn fragment of what we had and it will take years and years to mend.  What a catastrophe!

    • Stehekin912

      ThatCreature must be so proud…he set out to destroy us and that is exactly what he is doing with the help of the low information voter and our own Congress and Senators

      • tinlizzieowner

        “Fundamental Transformation”. 😉 😉

  • Orangeone

    And does the US Chamber of Commerce seize the opportunity to attack the job-killing law, no way, they agree with a one year delay.  No surprise, they are campaigning for the illegal alien amnesty

  • Orangeone

    The individual mandate stays in place. So they are looking for campaign contributions from big corporations again in order to keep the Senate and win the House all the while the little guy gets the penalty!

    • PhillyCon

      Orangeone Yeah, right on target.

      • Orangeone

        PhillyCon Orangeone Totally sick.  We MUST get information out on House and Senate candidates, the Senate traitors must be unearthed and the GOP in the House scared to death. Got a call from the RNC today and I asked them to pass along a message to Reince: “Go ask your illegal aliens for contributions, I’m no longer associated with the GOP!”

        • amernow

          Orangeone PhillyCon Can someone mention why we don’t demonstrate to repeal Obamacare at a week long DC rally with speeches, etc. as in other countries?  Do we not care enough? In astonishment about this

    • notpilgrims

      Orangeone It’s a Cash For Waivers scheme.

  • PhillyCon

    We are finding out what’s in it; yet no one wants the s**** burger.

    • Orangeone

      PhillyCon Just wait, there are 21 taxes in ObamaCare.

  • PhillyCon

    Does anyone know if HHS is still granting waivers as well?

    • Orangeone

      PhillyCon I haven’t heard anything lately but the unions are now fighting against ObamaCare.

      • PhillyCon

        Orangeone PhillyCon So, they don’t like what’s in it either … even though they supported it.

        • Orangeone

          PhillyConOrangeoneYup!  And watch DHHS, Obama, Jarrett and the MSM try and sell this that it gets Americans off the hook when in fact the individual mandate is still in effect.

        • PhillyCon

          Orangeone PhillyCon Actually, Rush spent a lot of time with Obamacare … and why they are having to campaign for a law (again) i.e. NFL etc.

  • vettegal14

    The Emperor has no clothes.  This admin has zero credibility any more and, despite the picture that the MSM attempts to paint, nobody trusts them.  The boil is heading and will need to be lanced very shortly.   They are going to attempt to put off the pain but with 90 million out of the work force, students being utterly screwed on their loans with interest rates doubled, 90+ million receiving food stamps, and the new scandal of the day…..they may be in over their heads.  Now if Boehner had even a hint of a testicle about him, I would have some hope but….well, he doesn’t.  Ted  Cruz anyone?

  • Orangeone

    Okay Cruz lovers, Rafael Cruz was on the Blaze with FreedomWorks talking about Friday’s event!  I want to see this man standing beside his son in January 2017 being sworn in as the President of the United States and living in our WHITE HOUSE with him and his beautiful family!

    • badbadlibs

      Orangeone From the article:

      Cruz recalled going back to Cuba as a sophomore in college, after Castro took power.
      “I was shocked,” he said.  “This same man that I had heard talking about hope and change now was talking about how the rich was evil, how they oppressed the poor, and about the need to redistribute the wealth. They started attacking freedom of the press. They started confiscating property and freedom was a thing of the past. So I came back to the United States disillusioned.”
      Who and what party does that sound like? Of course it’s different in this sense; now there’s no where else to go

      • Orangeone

        badbadlibs Orangeone When I listened to it earlier that same section struck me. Then I started to sob when #RafaelCruz spoke of his son’s swearing in.  I am praying hard to see that January 2017 for the office of POTUS!

        • Orangeone badbadlibs 
          You’re not alone.

        • Orangeone

          WolfieUSA Orangeone badbadlibs Hehehe I’m going to Iowa to listen to father and son spea :}:}:}

        • Orangeone WolfieUSA badbadlibs AWESOME!!! Lucky YOU! 🙂  (Jealous)

        • Orangeone

          WolfieUSA Orangeone badbadlibs Get to Mpls, SUV carries 5

        • Orangeone WolfieUSA badbadlibs  

        • Orangeone

          WolfieUSA Orangeone badbadlibs Get to Minneapolis and I’ll pack you in my SUV for the road trip to Iowa!

        • Orangeone WolfieUSA badbadlibs 
          Thanks for the kind offer, but I don’t think I can make it this time! 🙂

  • notpilgrims

    What if the Republicans hang it on the Democrat Party in the 2016 election? Obama should probably delay it past the 2016 election. Of course, Hillary might lose her reelection effort in 2020 if the mandate comes in during her first term, so she should probably delay it until after 2020.

    • tinlizzieowner

      Let’s just delay it to 3020 and let the Muslim government of America deal with it.
      😉 😉

  • Laurel A

    My my how convenient. It appears they are worried about elections aren’t they? I can see them sweatin’.

  • Bac Si68

    Does this remind you of the Our Gang talent shows?  Amatures that think they have talent.

    • Bac Si68    At least I enjoyed “Our Gang”.  Those were great little movies and we never thought they were racist.  We didn’t even know there was such a thing.

  • celestiallady

    He looks wasted in that pic.

  • Conniption Fitz
  • Tamikosmom

    When I considered the words of Ted Cruz regarding his position on the legalization of illegal aliens … I was thankful that he did not join rank with Marc Rubio and the other Rinos who were instrumental in the passing of the Comprehensive Immigration Bill.  Anything short of advocating deportation is the definition of amnesty in my world.

    Ted Cruz: Rubio has ‘worked in good faith’ on immigration reform
    May 6, 2013

    Sen. Ted Cruz also supports temporary legalization status in the immigration bill
    June 12th, 2013

  • Tamikosmom

    Cairo: Cabinet Minister Talks of War with US, Israel
    Wednesday, June 12, 2013

    Egyptian Blooper: Politicians, Unaware They Are Live on Air, Threaten Ethiopia over Dam Construction
    Channel 1 (Egypt), The Internet – June 3, 2013 – 06:53


  • SheerPolitics

    This is all about the 2014 elections. It also does nothing about the individual mandate.

    • davienne

      SheerPolitics that was my first  thoughts also…

  • tinlizzieowner

    “The announcement was made late Tuesday by the Treasury Department, at the beginning of the holiday week while Congress was on recess.”
    As usual. 😉

    • kong1967

      tinlizzieowner  …..and most liberals won’t even know that Obamacare hasn’t even been implemented yet.  I’ve already heard liberals say that it hasn’t screwed things up like we claimed it was going to (although it has).  Well, duh, you ignoramuses!!  It hasn’t been implemented yet !!

      • tinlizzieowner

        kong1967 tinlizzieowner 
        The only way these ‘useful idiots’ would know about anything that was going on is if it was part of the script on ‘American Idol’ or the Kardashians.
        😉 😉

        • kong1967

          tinlizzieowner  Exactly, and their ignorance is going to cost us this country.

  • kong1967

    This really pi**es me off!!  Obamacare is so good, yet they spend a ton of money trying to sell it after they already forced it down our throats after we said we didn’t want it.  Then many liberal organizations that voted for it asked for a waiver so they wouldn’t have to pay for it.  Now they are delaying it because they don’t want the fallout to come before they have a chance to get back in office. 
    I am so angry right now I’m about to throw something through my computer monitor!

  • fireme

    Our libraries, which are just another branch of this communist government, are being told to promote ObamaScare to the ignorant American public.

  • I don’t understand any of this. Since most of the money for Obamacare was going to come from businesses, how is it going to function without this cash coming in? And since the Republicans in Congress are not going to give Obamacare any more money, how will this work? So now the country will have the worst of all worlds, skyrocketing insurance premiums as well as no insurance with the collapse of Obamacare. Amazing.

  • I read somewhere this morning that the real question is how long has Obama known that this had to be done ( no doubt planned when he was on Safari) but instead of coming out with this decision they have delayed the announcement and in so doing have delayed any recovery in the economy where employers have been waiting to see what his masterful plan would do to their business plans.  But instead of coming out with it, they have been hunkered down planning their damage control to their administration and not caring a wit about those of us now looking for two twenty hour jobs.

  • BetseyRoss

    This is a gift for Republicans.  All they have to do is start defunding bit by bit.  Will they?  NO they won’t.  Watch Sarah.  This is their warning.  Get off the dime and start acting like patriots instead of socialist wimps.

    • Dukehoopsfan

      BetseyRoss The rinos in congress are afraid tp rise up against the special interests that make them powerful and wealthy is the only reason I can see.  They have the power to stop this, defund the IRS, EPA, HHS, DHS, and more.  They lack leadership and courage.

  • poorhardworker

    Curious though…much damage has already been done to the “middle class” workers who have had their hours cut or laid off!  What princes Obama and the liberal/democratic/progressives are, eh?  Ram legislation through Congress, delay the planning until the damage is done (to workers/businesses AND doctors that are closing up their practices) and then go…aw, what’s the rush?   BUT you individuals…you are still subject to our TAX.