Monday, December 31, 2012
Hobby Lobby Defying Obamacare: $1.3 Million a Day Fine
Hobby Lobby is a Christian company. It doesn't approve of the birth control mandates (morning after pill) in Obamacare, and it has chosen not to comply with the new law which takes in full effect in October 2013, the beginning of the fiscal year.
In more proof freedom is a dying industry in the United States, Hobby Lobby is being raped and pillaged by this federal government that makes these claims it represents a free people. For everyday Hobby Lobby defies the the federal government's Obamacare mandate they will be fined $1.3 million. Wasn't it Obama himself that denied this was a job killer? It's not just a job killer, it's a business killer. This isn't freedom.
I remind the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals their decision to fine Hobby Lobby $1.3 million a day is clearly a Constitutional violation.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals will begin collecting the fines tomorrow, January 1, 2013, if Hobby Lobby refused to comply to the mandate.
David Green, the company's CEO, is fighting back. He explains the philosophy of Hobby Lobby:
“We’re Christians, and we run our business on Christian principles. I’ve always said that the first two goals of our business are (1) to run our business in harmony with God’s laws, and (2) to focus on people more than money. And that’s what we’ve tried to do. We close early so our employees can see their families at night. We keep our stores closed on Sundays, one of the week’s biggest shopping days, so that our workers and their families can enjoy a day of rest. We believe that it is by God’s grace that Hobby Lobby has endured, and he has blessed us and our employees. We’ve not only added jobs in a weak economy, we’ve raised wages for the past four years in a row. Our full-time employees start at 80% above minimum wage. ” David Green (December 1, 2012)
I would love for Obama and his tyrannical Obamacare mandate police to wake up tomorrow morning with signs on the doors of Hobby Lobby and Mardel Christian Book Stores (also owned by the Green Family) with a Gone Galt sign on all their stores.
I know I am going to make a point to look at Hobby Lobby as a place to do business in support of David Green.