At 4:45 POTUS and president Hollande walked out from a portico and strolled in Front of your pool with Leslie Bowman, president of the Monticello Foundation. Looking at a terrace she said that Jefferson loved to admire the landscape from there. POTUS said that he’d like to take a look and seemed delighted to “break the protocol”.
“That’s the good thing as a President, I can do whatever I want” he quipped, walking to the terrace with his guest and Ms. Bowman. Pool now in the mansion as the leaders will come and visit Jefferson’s study.
The comment came around the time the White House announced it would be delaying the Obamacare mandate for some businesses unilaterally.
The French president is here in the U.S. on a state visit”Doling what he wants, evidently means acting as if there is no Constitution, nor 2 other Branches of Government…especially when it comes to attempting to “fix” his Signature Legislation, Obamacare.
WSJ.com has the story…
Most employers won’t face a fine next year if they fail to offer workers health insurance, the Obama administration said Monday, in the latest big delay of the health-law rollout.
The Treasury Department, in regulations outlining the Affordable Care Act, said employers with 50 to 99 full-time workers won’t have to comply with the law’s requirement to provide insurance or pay a fee until 2016. Companies with more workers could avoid some penalties in 2015 if they showed they were offering coverage to at least 70% of full-time workers.
The move came after employers pressured the Obama administration to peel back the law’s insurance requirements. Some firms had trimmed workers’ hours to below 30 hours a week to avoid paying a penalty if they didn’t offer insurance.
A senior administration official said the shift was a response to businesses’ concerns, though the official said no one reason was behind the change.
Under the original 2010 health law, employers with the equivalent of at least 50 full-time workers had to offer coverage or pay a penalty starting at $2,000 a worker beginning in 2014. Last year, the administration delayed the requirement for the first time by moving it to 2015.
The new rules for companies with 50 to 99 workers would cover about 2% of all U.S. businesses, which include 7% of workers, or 7.9 million people, according to 2011 Census figures compiled by the Small Business Administration. The rules for companies with 100 or more workers affect another 2% of businesses, which employ more than 74 million people.
Monday’s announcement of fresh changes comes as the administration weighs how much of the law to adjust in the wake of its troubled rollout. Health care is expected to be a central issue in the November midterm elections.
And, rightfully so.
Obama acts as if we are all merely serfs, and he is the Lord of the Manor, acting completely oblivious to the System of Checks and Balances put in place by the brilliant gentleman whose home he visited yesterday, and the rest of our Founding Fathers.
This is not some Community March he is trying to organize, this is America’s healthcare System, which was already the finest Healthcare System in the World, before he and his mindless minions in Congress started screwing it up.
As I write this, my beloved bride lay in a hospital bed, awaiting a stress test this morning, in order to determine why her blood pressure has skyrocketed.
Needless to say, I am grateful to the One Who Made Me, that Obamacare is not fully implemented, yet.
The harsh reality of my and my family’s future existence being controlled by a Federal Government, who cannot even properly construct a stinkin’ website, makes me glad I place my faith in the God of Abraham and not in a President.
Now, see if you can follow this:
I have actually been told by Liberals and “Fiscal Conservatives” (but, I repeat myself) that I am “selfish” in my concern that, as a lifelong severe asthmatic, I will not have an affordable, life-saving, health insurance plan available to me in 2014, after ObamaCare.
According to projections, which the Obama Administration itself issued back in July 2010, officials knew the devastating impact of ObamaCare three years ago.
Additionally, according to the Federal Register, its mid-range estimate was that by the end of 2014, 76 percent of small group plans would be cancelled, along with 55 percent of large employer plans.
Current plans don’t meet the requirements of ObamaCare, which dictate that each plan must cover a list of essential benefits, whether people want them or not.
“Essential benefits” like Free Birth Control and Maternity Care.
Excuse me, Soooper-Geniuses…but, after a certain age, those “benefits” are not longer “essential”.
I am alive today, thanks to the American Healthcare System that your “messiah” and the rest of you Liberal idiots, on both sides of the political aisle, are trying to turn into a money-making arm of the Federal Government, not out of any altruism, but out of an unbridled lust for control of Americans’ lives from cradle to grave.
Take your rapidly-tanking “Affordable Care Act”, along with your over-sized and under-stuffed craniums, do something anatomically impossible…and disappear.
Average Americans, like myself, my family and friends, and the land that we love, will be a lot better off.
Until He Comes,