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Kline Statement on ObamaCare's Employer Mandate

House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after the Obama administration announced plans to delay implementation of the health care law’s employer mandate until 2015:

The employer mandate will destroy jobs, regardless of when it's implemented. If anything, this decision exacerbates the confusion and uncertainty employers face, and serves as further confirmation this flawed law is a 'train wreck.' In fact, jobs are already being lost and workers' hours slashed because of the president's health care law. No amount of bureaucratic tinkering can ease the pain ObamaCare is inflicting on our nation's workplaces. America's workers, families, and job creators deserve permanent relief from ObamaCare, not a one year reprieve.

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