Local GovLocal governments quietly cutting hours to skirt obamacare..

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  1. mocgator
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    I guess Nancy should have told them what was in the bill... Again... It's sweet sweet music to listen to the crying from those that supported the bill that are now feeling it's wrath. Sweet music.

    http://news.investors.com/061913-660419-local-governments-cut-hours-to-avoid-obamacare-mandate.htm

    When Regal Entertainment Group (RGC) in April blamed ObamaCare for the fact that it was cutting some of its workers' hours, backers of the law mounted a furious backlash against the theater chain, among other things filling its Facebook page with boycott threats. "Greed and selfishness make me sick," one of them said.

    Yet while private companies are getting all this unwelcome and hostile attention, local governments across the country have been quietly doing exactly the same thing — cutting part-time hours specifically so they can skirt ObamaCare's costly employer mandate, while complaining about the law in some of the harshest terms anyone has uttered in public.

    The result is that part-time government workers — many of them low-income — face pay cuts that can top $3,000 a year, and yet will still be left without employer-provided benefits.

    Dearborn, Mich.: "If we had to provide health care and other benefits to all of our employees, the burden on the city would be tremendous," said Mayor John O'Reilly, explaining why the city is cutting its more than 700 part-time and seasonal workers down to 28 hours a week. "The city is like any private or public employer having to adjust to changes in the law."

    Phillipsburg, Kan.: "School administrators here say they are alarmed and confounded by the looming new costs they face with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act," according to the Kaiser Health Institute News Service. Chris Hipp, director of a Kansas special education cooperative, warned that ObamaCare's costs "could put us all out of business or change significantly how we do business," adding that "we are not built to pay full health benefits for noncertified folks who work a little more than 1,000 hours a year."
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    Consequences.

    It would be nice if they could find out which employees supported this travesty to allow them first access to the consequences...
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    I have a feeling that many companies are going to suddenly find that they need less full-time employees. This should be great for those looking for part-time jobs.:roll:

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