obama conscience tax begins on August 1, Hercules industries based in Denver Colorado won a preliminary injunction in federal court against obama’s fiat for companies to pay for contraceptives, sterilizations and abortifacients. It is only a temporary injunction and only for one company, but without it the Hercules Industry was looking at a 3 million a year fine.
obama Justice Department argues that the Catholic owners of Hercules lost their right to religious liberty the moment they decided to own a business. They claim ‘when followers of a particular sect enter into commercial activity as a matter of choice, the limits they accept on their own conduct as a matter of conscience and faith are not to be superimposed on the statutory schemes which are binding on others in that activity,” read their motion, as reported by FoxNews.com.
The lawyers for Hercules Industries noted the historical audacity of this claim: “Nothing in the Constitution, the Supreme Court’s decisions, or federal law requires — or even suggests — that families forfeit their religious liberty protection when they try to earn a living, such as by operating a corporate business.”
Leave it to obama to have the arrogance to argue that all businessmen are part of the secularist state. obama invented a prosperous new right, out of thin air. The right to force an employer to pay for one’s sex life and is willing to impose that phony right on business owners, at the expense of religious freedom.
. The first to feel its sting will be private business owners. Starting on August 1, companies across the country will face crippling fines if they refuse to comply with President Obama’s contraceptive and abortifacient mandate.
The Congressional Research Service estimates that Obamacare’s tax agents can exact fines of up to $100 per employee, per day, from businesses that object to this decree. For businesses that employ hundreds of workers, this will add up to millions of dollars in fines each year.