Obamacare Causes Layoffs, Even a Year Before It Is Implemented: "We're Doomed," States One Official State, National, International, posted by Gary Gleason, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Feb 10, 2013 at 10:25 pm
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."
Posted by Jackie Gleason, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood 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?
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
Posted by Joe, a resident of the Carriage Gardens neighborhood, 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.
Posted by liberalism is a disease, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Feb 11, 2013 at 2:21 pm liberalism is a disease is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
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.....