Here's the real message, as determined by the Obama Translator which I have installed on my computer: "The Administration believes that on-time implementation of the many injurious provisions of Obamacare will cost us the Senate in 2014, so we are delaying one of the most devastating of the law's requirements until just after the election."
The ObamaCare employer mandate requiring businesses to provide their workers with health insurance will be delayed by a year, the administration said Tuesday in a stunning announcement.
Delaying the requirement until 2015 represents an enormous victory for businesses that had lobbied against the healthcare law.
It also means that one of healthcare reform's key requirements will be implemented after the 2014 midterm elections, when ObamaCare is expected to be a key issue for vulnerable Democrats.
An administration official said Tuesday that the move was made to make "reporting requirements a little easier" and that this was something the business community was asking for.
"We basically gave them a little more time to make this easier for them," the official said. Administration officials said on Tuesday that other aspects of the law wouldn't be delayed.
The employer mandate affected businesses with more than 50 workers.
The change was announced by the Treasury Department, which said the administration will start enforcing the mandate in 2015, rather than Jan. 1, 2014, in order to give business more time to prepare.