On Monday night’s Kelly File, Megyn Kelly covered the ObamaCare Employer Mandate delay, focusing “on one little nugget” that was “found under a mountain of new regulations” which stipulates that in order to be eligible for this gift from the White House, “the employer may not reduce the size of its workforce or its overall hours of service of its employees.”
“Basically”, she continued, “what the government is telling employers is that you will not fire a single person. You will not lay off a single person – if you want to take advantage of our gift. And you have to certify it under penalty of perjury to the IRS that you didn’t do that!”
How is this not fascism as defined as “a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc.”
Marc Thiessen says it’s an “act of desperation,” but desperate or no – the situation calls for the attention of Congress right away. The government has no business managing the affairs of private businesses. “We have a free market economy, Thiessen later noted, “it’s not a command economy!”
But ever since the Democrats shoved ObamaCare down the throats of the unwilling American public – we’ve all had to play along with the Little Dictator’s little diktats – whether we wanted to or not.
Thiessen went on to expose a little known nugget he found in the CBO report.
“I dug through the CBO report and on page 118, appendix C, there’s this nugget, this little bombshell,” Thiessen said.
The report reads: “CBO estimates that the ACA will cause a reduction of roughly 1 percent in aggregate labor compensation over the 2017-2024 period, compared with what it would have been otherwise.”
“That means that Americans will face a 1 percent pay cut due to the law.”
“Obama is giving workers a 70 billion a year pay cut through ObamaCare, he explained. “And worse, it’s going to come from low and middle income workers who are the ones who are dependent on the subsidies of ObamaCare.
Kelly had Judge Andrew Napolitano to talk about Obama’s latest abuses of executive power. Very quietly on Friday, Obama unilaterally changed the immigration laws set forward by Congress to allow refugees seeking asylum into the country that have supported terrorists in a “limited” capacity.
“If the Congress of the United States had written the laws that limit the entry of terrorists into the United States that way, there’s an argument in favor of it and there’s an argument against it,” he said. “But the Congress didn’t write the laws that way. The Congress forbade from permitting to come into the United States anyone who has aided a terrorist or a terrorist organization, voluntarily or involuntarily.”
Napolitano continued, “But to this president, if he disagrees with the law, he can change it on his own … it seems to be getting worse and worse.”
All eyes turn to Congress to see if they actually do something about this latest spate of alarming lawlessness on the part of our president – or do they merely post more stern tweets and photoshops?
“His job is to enforce the law faithfully, meaning as it was written, not as he would like it to be,” Napolitano said.
“All of this comes down to a president who believes he is majestic … who believes that he has a certain ability far beyond what the Constitution has given him,” he said.
Hat tip: Geo