Executive Affliction

This week Barack Obama issued a mandate via the Treasury that businesses affirm that they are not shedding full-time employees to avoid the Obamacare insurance mandate:

Treasury officials said Monday that businesses will be told to ‘certify’ that they are not shedding full-time workers simply to avoid the mandate. Officials said that employers will be told to sign a ‘self-attestation’ on their tax forms affirming this, under penalty of perjury indigenerics.com.

Supporters of Obama’s executive actions characterize his usurpation of executive power as laudable because it is being used to help people. The above is proof that he is not.

If Obama wished to use executive power exclusively to help people, he would not use it to eliminate the ability to identify when something harms people. People are losing their jobs because of Obamacare. They are being harmed. Obama has now silenced the voices who would say so. In effect, he has used executive power to harm. He has used executive power to silence opposition to harm, to speak freely in an effort to stop and reverse harm, thus attempting to guarantee the continuation and expansion of harm.

This is a sinister act. Congress must stop this.