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    The upshot of ObamaCare: fewer full-time employees

    Ah, yes: The Law of Unintended Consequences.

    Presumably, most of those who support ObamaCare are not malevolent in their intentions. Yet one of the (rather predictable) consequences of this government-mandated healthcare insurance is a massive shift, among employers, from full-time workers to part-time workers.

    As The Wall Street Journal aptly notes:

    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.

    Pillar Hotels & Resorts this summer began to focus more on hiring part-time workers among its 5,500 employees, said Chief Executive Chris Russell. The company has 210 franchise hotels, under the Sheraton, Fairfield Inns, Hampton Inns and Holiday Inns brands.

    "The tendency is to say, 'Let me fill this position with a 40-hour-a-week employee.' "Mr. Russell said. "I think we have to think differently."
    And the link: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...709047834.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjohns View Post
    Ah, yes: The Law of Unintended Consequences.

    Presumably, most of those who support ObamaCare are not malevolent in their intentions. Yet one of the (rather predictable) consequences of this government-mandated healthcare insurance is a massive shift, among employers, from full-time workers to part-time workers.

    As The Wall Street Journal aptly notes:



    And the link: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...709047834.html
    Yep . . . it's as if all of the people who voted to return Obama to office failed to read any of the fine print. Just before the Republican and Democrat national conventions this summer the OMB revealed on the quiet that six million lower middle class voters will be permanently hit with a yearly Obama Care tax increase starting in 2014. One wonders how many of them voting for Obama in 2012 knew what it would mean to their savings accounts in 2014.

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    It is only natural. Greatly increase the costs of full time employment and watch part time employment increase.

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    That's sweet. 'Those that support Obamacare are not malevolent in their intentions'. What? are you missing the gloating and the ecstasy of those whose presidebt won.

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