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Updated Feb 11, 2014 - 9:49 am

Shocker! Employer mandate delayed ahead of elections

There's good news for America! The president has decided to delay a provision (the employer mandate) in the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare for another year.

We have been led to believe as Americans that the president has heard the cries of working Americans and those who employ them.

The full weight of the employer mandate, which has already been delayed once, is expected to take full affect right before the 2014 midterm elections. If left unchecked, millions more could be left without coverage, which would be a nightmare for the Democrats in November.

Shocker! Though there is tremendous legal debate on whether or not President Obama can arbitrarily delay the mandate, he has chosen to do it anyway. Is this obvious disregard for his own law an effort to save us as Americans or simply an attempt to secure his political party's power?

In my opinion, this is nothing but a cheap political ploy to ensure the midterm elections go the Democrats way.

However, who can complain? Surely not the GOP. The Republicans can't rise up with one voice to object. If they do, they will be seen as the party that pushed for millions of Americans, who will eventually lose their coverage anyway, to be left uninsured right before the elections.

Once again, the Republicans find themselves stuck between a rock and a hard place. Well played Mr. President.

Here's an idea: no more tricks, ploys or delays. Let's have Obamacare and let's have all of it now. Then we can sit back and let the chips fall where they may.

Mike & Winey can be heard every Saturday afternoon from noon to 3 p.m. on 92.3 KTAR. Join us on Facebook.

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Mike Weinstein (Winey of Mike & Winey) is the host of It's Business Time w/Mike Weinstein heard on Saturday afternoons from 2 to 3 p.m. on KTAR News 92.3. Mike is the VP of Marketing for West USA Realty and a licensed REALTORŪ in the State of Arizona. Mike graduated from Vanguard University and earned his MBA from The University of Phoenix. He is a local entrepreneur who has owned his own real estate company, internet company and SEO/content writing company. Mike lives in Goodyear with his wife and two boys. It's Business Time provides a unique place for businesses to go to for the necessary resources, advertising options, education and community in which to be successful. It gives Arizona businesses a voice and helps them succeed in an ever-changing marketplace. This show covers anything and everything pertaining to businesses, including an array of industry experts who impart insightful tips and advice. The show will also cater to the average person who may have always dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur or is looking for tips on how to get that next job or who would like more insight on how the business community and its marketing efforts affect them. It is a show for everyone.

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