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ObamaCare begins to have its predicted effect

A law the country didn’t want and upheld by a ridiculous Supreme Court ruling is now beginning to have it’s predicted effect:

Some low-wage employers are moving toward hiring part-time workers instead of full-time ones to mitigate the health-care overhaul’s requirement that large companies provide health insurance for full-time workers or pay a fee.

Several restaurants, hotels and retailers have started or are preparing to limit schedules of hourly workers to below 30 hours a week. That is the threshold at which large employers in 2014 would have to offer workers a minimum level of insurance or pay a penalty starting at $2,000 for each worker.

The shift is one of the first significant steps by employers to avoid requirements under the health-care law, and whether the trend continues hinges on Tuesday’s election results. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has pledged to overturn the Affordable Care Act, although he would face obstacles doing so.

That’s really going to help the job situation, isn’t it?

When is government ever going to learn that its intrusion into the private affairs of men always has consequences, and, when they are outside the legitimate function of government in a free society, the effect is usually negative.

Congratulations Democrats, you’ve done it again.


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9 Responses to ObamaCare begins to have its predicted effect

  • The “champions of the working man” have been screwing actual working people for just about a century now.  Royally, if you take the pun.
    Everything from a minimum wage to laws that mandate union membership in order to work, all have hurt the very most those who need to work to learn to work, while benefiting “the princes of labor”.

  • Many companies, one my son currently works for, already have policies in place to keep people from becoming full time by offering them less than 40 hours a week.
    Good planning to reduce that to below thirty hours!  They’ll have to employ MORE people for less time, but in the Obama universe, that makes for more employment.   This butthole and his cronies would be perfectly content with establishing companies to dig holes which would be filled in by other companies just to make their numbers look good.  It’s not about substance, it’s about form.
    Pray Wednesday morning we are done with that and they are handed boxes, packing tape and labels.

  • By limiting people to 30 hours per week those affected will probably have to work two jobs and thus Obamacare creates jobs.

  • I’m waiting for the “token” Muslim to be added to company ownership so they can take the “Muslim exclusion” from ObamaCare.

  • Not just low wage companies. My job (as a full time, mid-level IT technician) is being eliminated, affecting about 3,000 employees nation-wide. We have been given offer to rehire as part-timers with a hard cap of 29 hours maximum and at an hourly rate that is roughly 45% less than I make now. No benefits, no holiday/sick time. Nothing. They anticipate an exodus of experienced techs and replacement with HS grads, low-skilled entry level workers and temps.
    I’m desperately looking for a new job and all are temp or part time.
    I’m screwed.

    • A lot of folks in IT got similar “offers” shortly after Y2K was done running it’s course.

  • Assuming the regime’s policy is intended to FIX the economy, rather than intended to SABOTAGE to economy.