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  •  No, he didn't "back down." He only delayed (1+ / 0-)
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    the employer mandate.  He did not in any way, shape or form tell businesses that there would be no employer mandate.  He only said they had more time to get ready for it.

    And likewise, employers simply delayed cutting back hours of part time workers.  If he had not delayed the employer mandate, you would have seen a lot of this kind of thing in the summer of 2013.  But as the link says, the WH realized that a lot of companies had their backs against the wall and, by July 2013, weren't going to be ready by January 1, 2014.  That' was the whole point of the delay.

    Now, you'll see a lot of employers doing that "put off" restructuring during 2014 so that they will be ready on January 1, 2015.  

    Staples is just a few months ahead of the curve.

    •  Does anybody believe this mandate will (0+ / 0-)

      ever be implemented, unless there is changes in the actual mandate by Congress? Nobody wants to see this mandate enforced. We both agree that it was ill conceived. That's pretty close to a guarantee as you can get that it is dead.

      Just another underemployed IT professional computer geek.

      by RhodeIslandAspie on Sun Dec 22, 2013 at 03:04:44 PM PST

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      •  RIA - Congress won't do anything (0+ / 0-)

        and I don't think the President believes he has the authority to simply delay parts of the law indefinitely. Many don't think he has the authority to implement the delays he has already.

        "let's talk about that"

        by VClib on Mon Dec 23, 2013 at 12:03:24 PM PST

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