Monday, November 26, 2012

The Wages of Obamacare Is Unemployment

Who could have seen this coming?
To avoid paying for health insurance, a Pittsburgh community college will cut the work hours of 400 adjunct instructors and support staff. Under Obamacare, employers don’t have to provide insurance for employees working less than 30 hours a week. Community College of Allegheny County will save $6 million.
Anyone with a brain and at least an ounce of logic and common sense, that's who.

This example is not the only one, and we're just getting starting.


allen (in Michigan) said...

Uh, lefties have been carefully avoiding any admission of the identical consequence of the minimum wage for decades. I don't think that's going to change just because of the adverse consequences of Obamacare.

No, they'll come up with some rationalizations to shield themselves and generally refuse to discuss this sort of thing. After all, they got what they wanted and that's all that really matters.

MikeAT said...

Well we both know what's the purpose of Obamacare. It's a bridge to single payer health care. Yet some fools out there still swallow it's purpose is to expand medical coverage, lower health care cost, etc, all the while legislating everything to do the opposite.

There is a only a prayer now that the governors refusing to set up the exchanges and the suit coming from the 4th Circuit may stall it enough that it's kicked past 16 and a conservative president and congress pulls this out.

Again, it's a prayer.

KauaiMark said...

Wanna bet they still get paid for 40hrs while working 10 less?

...any takers?

allen (in Michigan) said...

It's only a bridge to single-payer because Obama and the left edge of the Democratic party couldn't muster the political muscle to steamroll the resistance and get single-payer in one swell foop.

Make no mistake, Obamacare's a disappointment to the left. What they were expecting, and hoping for, was single-payer and a non-trivial number of lefties were unhappy with Obamacare but party discipline muffled the objections and they've fallen in line with the narrative - it's a magnificent win and all will salute it (we'll come back for another bite as soon as we can).