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Obamacare Causes Layoffs, Even a Year Before It Is Implemented: "We're Doomed," States One Official

Original post made by Gary Gleason, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Feb 10, 2013

The costs of Obamacare are not just hitting businesses this year--and boy are they hitting them, in fact, they're walloping them. They are also hitting the government, and public employees as well. Virginia, for example, fresh off its efforts to rig the electoral system to disenfranchise the state's African-American voters, is about to limit part-time employees to 29 hours per week in order to avoid triggering Obamacare's requirement that employers provide health insurance to those working 30 hours per week or more. The state cannot afford the $110 million annual cost of insurance, which will kick in in 2014. So it has decided on the labor cuts to get a headstart before 2014.

Elsewhere, public institutions are taking similar steps to limit part-time work. In Ohio, Youngstown State University recently announced a 29-hour-per-week part-time limit, and placed employees on notice that they would be fired if they worked more than the maximum. Millions of other public universities are doing the same across the nation, just as their private-sector counterparts are limiting part-time hours to save a buck or two while blaming Obamacare.

In addition to limiting part-time hours, many institutions--public and private--are moving employees from full-time to part-time status to avoid Obamacare requirements. Asked why they are laying off employees a full year before the Obamacare requirements kick in, Republican state governors and university chancellors are saying the same thing: "If we lay off now, we'll peeve many of our constituents who will complain about the cutback in services; however, we've got a convenient punching bag in Obama and his unConstitutional Obamacare taxes and death panel forms of justice." Stated another high ranking official: "Screw the nation, any policy or form of rhetoric that weakens the Obama administration, regardless of the policy's or rhetoric's harm to real people, is a big plus." Officials in the Obama Administration have not responded to our numerous attempt to contact them. Stated one Breitbart reporter: "They're all on the run."

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Posted by Jackie Gleason
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 11, 2013 at 8:40 am

Elections have consequences, 'Gary'. Now you own the mess and the creative workarounds it has wrought, so that businesses and local offices can keep their doors open.
You had to know ramming through this unpopular and illegal scheme would have repercussions. Had anyone actually had a chance to read the bill before it was signed by the dem majority at the time, we would not be in the mess we are today.
I also love have you slipped this little bit of fiction into your sarcastic rant: 'fresh off its efforts to rig the electoral system to disenfranchise the state's African-American voters' Would these be the same racists who voted 101% for Obama, but were not smart enough to figure out how to get an ID card for voting, yet they can still cash their govt. assistance checks?


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Posted by Mr. Mittens
a resident of another community
on Feb 11, 2013 at 11:37 am

Don't blame me, Jackie, I appealed to you and every other racist, redneck cracker in this country, promising to abolish Obamacare as my first act of office. Still trying to figure out what went wrong. FOX News reported, after all, that 93% of the country was against Obamacare. And the crowds at my speeches were big. So why would anyone need more than one or at most two statistical variables to predict an outcome? Forever perplexedly yours, and long live the Confederacy. Mr. Mittens


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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on Feb 11, 2013 at 1:41 pm

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

From today's Rasmussen tracking poll: Web Link
Forty-six percent (46%) have a favorable opinion of the president's health care law. For Mr. Mittens, that's less than half of the country.
Forty five percent of likely voters disapprove of obama's job performance.
Chances are, with the way our country's demographics are changing, most of those voters that don't want socialized medicine or unqualified 'leaders' are not 'racist, redneck crackers'.
I can't wait for obamas state of the mess address so he can deal with the failing economy and help you trolls find some gainful employment, since posting lame sarcasm is not your forte.


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Posted by Joe
a resident of Carriage Gardens
on Feb 11, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Rasmussen. Hmmmm. Now that's a good source. I thought they had gone out of business after predicting a 4 pt. Romney victory on election night. I guess there's still enough dingbats out there who'll slurp up any slop the right-wing propaganda outfit offers.


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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on Feb 11, 2013 at 2:21 pm

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

joe, your sloppy, lazy thinking shows your inability to deal with reality and argue without name calling. To help you along your way, I could cite some George Soros funded websites, but I'm sure you're already very familiar with their brand of propaganda.
I'll spoon feed you another link, since you can't argue the point, only the source: Web Link

CNN may seem right to someone like you, who is left of Bill Ayers.
From the article: "Even in the president's home state of Illinois, 49% said they want Obamacare changed or repealed...."

I don't have enough time to properly educate you further. You're on your own.....


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Posted by Ptown native
a resident of Stoneridge
on Feb 12, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Our Doc is from Russia. He is NOT happy
that he came here to freely practice medicine. He
thought he was getting away from a government
that tells him how to treat his patients. He's
already getting forms from this government on how
he should care for individuals. NOT GOOD!!!!
I dont want the government (who has excused
themselves and their fam's from Obummercare)
to decide how my Doc should treat my ailments.
Take it from a Doc who has experienced
Socialist Medicine! What do politicians know about
a healthcare bill that they didn't even have the balls
to read? "We have to Pass the bill so we can know
WHAT'S IN IT"!!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Wake up!


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