Resistance to ObamaCare is futile. It’s not like you built your business yourself, anyway [Darleen Click]
Obama’s “Kill Romney” campaign sneers that Mitt never created one job, just “fired people.”
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s health care decision, several companies with 50 or more full-time workers have embarked on a quest.
Their aim: Get below 50 and dodge the employer mandate. [...]
Kari DePhillips, who co-owns the Content Factory, a public relations firm in Pittsburgh, was hoping she could just break up the company to sidestep the rule. Maybe one firm would do marketing while the other builds websites.
The small company is on pace to exceed the 50-worker threshold in the next few years. DePhillips doesn’t want to provide health care, and she definitely doesn’t want to pay the penalty, which would be $2,000 per full-time worker minus the first 30.
“A $40,000 fine to my company would be catastrophic,” she said.
The only problem with her break-up plan is that it won’t work. The government would still consider both of her companies as one. That’s because the employer mandate penalty relies on “controlled group” provisions, focusing on who controls the company — not necessarily what they do. [...]
[R]esistance to the rule is futile. The penalty only looks at who owns part or all of the company.
If doesn’t matter is you own two completely different businesses, each with a staff of less that 50. Or that you own one business and your spouse owns another. Get used it, you filthy, stinking vulture capitalists who didn’t really build your business in the first place! You will not escape the
clutches the benevolent embrace of ObamaCare!
Oh, wait …
The other way business owners are planning to deal with the law is a devastating one. They plan to cut staff and switch full-time employees to part-time, which the law classifies as less than 30 hours per week.