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Invading Your Privacy: The New ObamaCare Tax Form

We’ve been talking about ObamaTax all year long, but here is a grim reality. ObamaCare is going to happen by law unless it is stopped and at this point, it doesn’t look like that will happen. Americans for Tax Reform is giving us a look at the new ObamaCare tax form. On top of being long and complicated, the form ... Read Full Article ›


The Feds Blame the States for Refusing to Become ObamaCare Subsidiaries.

Wall Street Journal November 28, 2012 Hope and Exchange The feds blame the states for refusing to become ObamaCare subsidiaries. ObamaCare is due to land in a mere 10 months—about 300 days—and the Administration is not even close to ready, so naturally the political and media classes are attacking the Governors and state legislators who decline to help out. Mostly ... Read Full Article ›


Poverty like we’ve never seen it

NY POST: November 27, 2012: ROBERT RECTOR The federal government now considers a family of four in New York City to be poor if its pre-tax income is below $37,900.Even with full medical coverage. The calculation helps explain why newly revised Census Bureau figures hike the number of poor Americans to 49 million as of last year, further widening an ... Read Full Article ›


The Not So Affordable Obamacare Taxes

The government will mandatorily instruct and consult in regards to living wills, power-of-attorney, and other end-of-life business Political pundits have been eating crow since the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare. Nobody foresaw that the individual mandate to buy insurance would be judged as a tax. Everyone expected the court to find the individual mandate unconstitutional since it would be forcing Americans ... Read Full Article ›


What ObamaCare Means for Your Taxes

THE TAX GUY: JUNE 28, 2012, 1:16 P.M. ET What ObamaCare Means for Your Taxes By BILL BISCHOFF President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, which was deemed constitutional Thursday by the Supreme Court, includes some major tax changes that will take effect next year. Here’s a refresher course on how sweeping health-care reform will impact individual taxpayers like you. Right now, ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare Regulations Impose Heavy Costs

California’s compliance costs put at $3.4 billion. Government regulations, even reasonable ones, are essentially hidden taxes. They are costs imposed by government. Someone pays the cost of implementing them, and for the consequences they spawn. We often note that it is people who ultimately pay taxes. Not corporations. Certainly not governments. Institutions pass along the costs of meeting these hidden ... Read Full Article ›


Surprise: PA College Slashes Instructors’ Hours to Avoid Obamacare

Pennsylvania’s Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is slashing the hours of 400 adjunct instructors, support staff, and part-time instructors to dodge paying for Obamacare. “It’s kind of a double whammy for us because we are facing a legal requirement [under the new law] to get health care and if the college is reducing our hours, we don’t have the ... Read Full Article ›


Not Cooperating With Obamacare

National Review – The Corner November 25, 2012 Wesley J. Smith The Hill has an interesting story reporting on Republican governors refusing to set up state exchanges under Obamacare — which could save the states money since they are on the hook for costs in excess of federal grants. That means the feds will have to do it on a ... Read Full Article ›


ObamaCare Faces the Implementation Iceberg

Defenders of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, can be forgiven for some post-election triumphalism. But their joy is likely to be short lived. Because the law put off implementation of most key provisions until after the 2012 election, voters cast their ballots on November 6 without knowing what Obamacare’s true effect will be on their tax ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare And The New Corporate Welfare

Town Hall – Austin Hill How do companies make millions of dollars with a really bad idea? They advise state governments on how to comply with federal Obamacare mandates, and then help the states build new websites. The subject of Obamacare scarcely came up as a topic in the recent election, and it remains overwhelmingly unpopular. Yet it is already ... Read Full Article ›


The Right Not to Work for Obamacare

The Washington Times – November 24, 2012 – Government medicine means servitude for doctors – Dr. Jane M. Orient About a century-and-a-half ago, the right not to work was established in the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. An employer could not force a person to work for him, even if he desperately needed to have his cotton picked and ... Read Full Article ›


Pizza Industry Hopes to Head Off New ObamaCare Regulation

Pajamas Media November 20, 2012 Pizza Industry Hopes to Head Off New ObamaCare Regulation that May Force Price Hikes and Slice Off Thousands of Jobs Finding out what’s in ObamaCare’s onerous regulations Bryan Preston When Rep. Nancy Pelosi infamously declared that we have to pass ObamaCare in order to find out what’s in it, she wasn’t kidding. Buried in the ... Read Full Article ›


10 Insurance Questions for Obamacare Supporters

1. President Barack Obama repeatedly tells us that one reason national health care is needed is that we can no longer afford to pay for Medicare and Medicaid. But if Medicare and Medicaid are fiscally insolvent and gradually bankrupting our society, why is a government takeover of medical care for the rest of society a good idea? What large-scale government ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare entitlement has seduced the young

The Washington Times November 20, 2012 Steve Deace Taxpayer-funded abortion. Dozens of poison-pill taxes. The precedent that the federal government can order you to buy something you don’t want. If you think any of these points are why the implementation of Obamacare is such a threat to freedom and liberty, think again. That’s not to say that the aforementioned problems ... Read Full Article ›


New England Journal of Medicine Blasts Obamacare

Obamacare will do little to address two of the three major problems facing the U.S. healthcare system — holding down costs and boosting the quality of care for patients, according to a scathing article published in this week’s prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. The “perspective” piece notes that while the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is likely to ... Read Full Article ›


The Flaws That Will Bring Down Obama’s Health Care Plan

States have another incentive to refrain from setting up exchanges under the health care law: It protects companies and individuals in the state from tax increases. The law introduces penalties of as much as $3,000 per employee for firms that don’t provide insurance — but only if an employee is getting coverage with the help of a tax credit. No ... Read Full Article ›


CBO: ObamaCare Offers Biggest Pot Of Deficit Cuts

Investor’s Business Daily November 16, 2012 JOHN MERLINE A Congressional Budget Office report on ways to reduce the deficit, released last week to help guide budget negotiators in the upcoming “grand bargain” talks, contains one eye-opening item. It turns out that the single biggest pot of potential deficit savings available to lawmakers is … ObamaCare. In its list of “options ... Read Full Article ›


Florida restauranteur to impose surcharge for ObamaCare

Get ready to pay more for your Grand Slam. A Florida restaurateur who operates roughly 40 Denny’s locations and five Hurricane Grill & Wings franchises throughout the state intends to add a 5 percent surcharge to customers’ bills to offset costs from ObamaCare beginning in January 2014 when the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented. “People are trying to find ... Read Full Article ›


Obama $ Donor Lays Off Employees Due to ObamaCare

Dr. Susan Berry Stryker Corporation has announced that it will close its facility in Orchard Park, New York, eliminating 96 jobs next month. It will also counter the medical device tax in Obamacare by eliminating 5% of their global workforce, an estimated 1,170 positions. Jon Stryker is heir to the Stryker Corporation, one of the largest medical device and equipment ... Read Full Article ›


Applebees enacts Layoffs Due To Obamacare

Following in the footsteps of Papa John’s CEO John Shattner, Zane Tankel who is the CEO of Applebees Restaurant franchise announced on Sunday that he will be laying off workers and stop hiring new employees as President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act – Obamacare – is implemented. As Zane Tankel, the CEO of Apple-Metro which owns 40 of the Applebees’ ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare to Jack Up Insurance Premiums: WalMart

If you haven’t already heard from your employer about open enrollment — well, brace yourself. Premiums are high and rising. According to a survey from the National Business Group on Health, employers expect their health insurance costs to increase 7%. And, 60% of those employers plan to ask workers to pay higher monthly premiums. Case in point, WalMart stores – ... Read Full Article ›


ObamaCare Mandate To Cut Worker Hours

ObamaCare Mandate To Cut Worker Hours, Leaving The Poor Worse Off HOWARD RICH In Barack Obama’s first term the U.S. labor force shrank to a 30-year low. Job growth lagged behind population growth as millions gave up their search for gainful employment. Income levels receded, productivity sputtered and deficits soared — all in the name of “recovery.” So what does ... Read Full Article ›


Job Cuts: Private Sector Troubled, Bailing Out After Obama Win

Investor’s Business Daily November 12, 2012 Private Sector Troubled, Bailing Out After Obama Win Free Enterprise: The left has had its fun with the hapless teenager who tweeted her desire to move to Australia after President Obama was re-elected. But the reality is, the private sector isn’t doing fine. Sure, it was a barrel of laughs to ridicule 18-year-old Kristen ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare’s health-insurance “exchanges”

National Review November 9, 2012 Obamacare Is Still Vulnerable Now is not the time to go wobbly. Michael F. Cannon President Obama has won reelection, and his administration has asked state officials to decide by Friday, November 16, whether their state will create one of Obamacare’s health-insurance “exchanges.” States also have to decide whether to implement the law’s massive expansion ... Read Full Article ›


Beware: ObamaCare Now Reality

NY POST November 30, 2012 Beware: ObamaCare’s now reality BETSY McCAUGHEY President Obama’s re-election and Democratic gains in the US Senate end any possibility of repealing the Obamacare health law. It will roll out as written, imposing major changes soon on you and your family. If you are uninsured because you can’t afford it, help may be on the way. ... Read Full Article ›


Here’s Those Layoffs We Voted For

Last night’s victory for the President marks the first time since its inception that Obamacare is no longer a what-if; it is the future of health care in America. It also means a near immediate impact on the economy.  With 20 or so new or higher taxes set to be implemented, ranging from a $123 billion surtax on investment income, through ... Read Full Article ›


A Referendum on ObamaCare and Liberty

Wall Street Journal November 5, 2012 A Referendum on ObamaCare and Liberty Without an immediate course change, the health-care law will become irreversible. CHRISTOPHER DEMUTH On Tuesday, Americans will go to the polls to choose whether or not to nationalize their health-care system. The choice for president will have numerous other consequences. But in most cases we will be choosing ... Read Full Article ›