Jay Carney called out his predecessor-at-the-podium Robert Gibbs, and said that the employer mandate *will* go into effect.
Asked if he agreed with his predecessor’s prediction, White House press secretary Jay Carney said flatly that he did not, and that the administration would not again delay the penalty on businesses who do not offer their employees healthcare.
“As the final rules put out in February made clear, this will be phased in next year,” Carney said.
“Having spent time at the pundits table … you can make predictions all the time that turn out to be true,” Carney said.
Earlier today I blogged about Gibbs’s comments:
“I don’t think the employer mandate will go into effect. It’s a small part of the law. I think it will be one of the first things to go,” Gibbs told a crowd in Colorado, according to BenefitsPro.com.