President Barack Obama may be breaking his Obamacare law by delaying its tax penalties on employers that don’t provide health care to employees, according to GOP leaders. The question comes in the days after Obama’s deputies’ June 2 announcement that employers will get a one-year holiday from the federal tax penalties included in the massive Obamacare law.
Administration officials haven’t explained their legal reasoning, and they haven’t scheduled any public briefings to explain the move.
That has prompted complaints form GOP leaders, who say the president has repeatedly chosen to ignore laws.
“The president has delayed a critical component of the Affordable Care Act,” said a statement from Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Government Reform Committee, who opposes the Obamacare law.