Still more employers cut workers’ hours to sidestep Obamacare

https://twitter.com/PattiSpooner/status/286568617460506624

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi famously said of Obamacare: “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what’s in it.

Nearly three years later, many Americans are beginning to discover what’s in it.

Taco Bell employees in Oklahoma City, Okla., found out.

Wendy’s employees in Obama, Neb., found out.

And now many other low-wage workers (and their relatives) are finding out, too.

https://twitter.com/dylanthomas2013/status/289582552266719232

https://twitter.com/0822mapadilla/status/289035859217506308

https://twitter.com/tweetsbyleanne/status/289009805539024898

https://twitter.com/bamaredskins/status/289004917266464768

https://twitter.com/Baugamania/status/289181033939738624

https://twitter.com/e_b_21/status/287337288898338816

https://twitter.com/LowkeyFluffZz/status/287767210670309378

https://twitter.com/richyrich149/status/289005795138473985

https://twitter.com/LowkeyFluffZz/status/287767518175707137

https://twitter.com/KavanaghQC77/status/288240967121764352

https://twitter.com/aidenjacoby/status/286119945975234560

https://twitter.com/PMgeezer/status/288499903385202688

https://twitter.com/mandaraebush/status/286299490590281728

https://twitter.com/NinjaPopStar/status/286592447759384576

https://twitter.com/cotton_i_joeee/status/286599725107531776

Well, maybe there’s one silver lining:

https://twitter.com/RichardsLJ/status/288705060475654144

Related:

The bleeding continues: Okla. Taco Bell slashes worker hours due to Obamacare

Sandra Fluke urges boycott, ‘regulatory fix’ for businesses cutting hours in face of Obamacare

Death spiral: Hours cut, workers pushed to part-time due to Obamacare; ‘They keep cutting my hours’

More Obamacare fallout: Darden Restaurants mulls cutting workers’ hours

ThinkProgress: Omaha Wendy’s will ‘learn the hard way’ if it tangles with Obamacare

Libs call for boycott of Papa John’s as CEO anticipates cut in workers’ hours

  • nc

    Elections have consequences…

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Hey chill! At least we still have our Bill of Rights and our guns! Huh? Uh-oh . . .

    • rinodino

      yep they do and righties still lost.

      • ZoriahShepard

        The only people who are losing, you jackass, are people who are paying for Obamacare with less money in their pockets. Alas, I keep forgetting that empathy and compassion are not in your lexicon.

      • ZoriahShepard

        The only people who are losing, you jackass, are people who are paying for Obamacare with less money in their pockets. Alas, I keep forgetting that empathy and compassion are not in your lexicon.

      • SpinMeNot

        Actually we are all losing; money out of pockets, rights guaranteed by the constitution (1st, 2nd, 4th, 9th, and 10th amendments). The right to choose our insurance, keep our insurance plans if we like them, keep our doctor …

        The list goes on and on …

        I’ll wait for you to come up with one of your retread retorts … but try this time, I’d hate to see your handlers withhold your treats.

        • Pat

          “handlers” sums it up pretty well……

      • Zehnhund

        Your happy about Obama causing people to have to work two jobs instead of one!!??
        Are you happy that he PROMISED NOT to raise taxes on those under $250,000/yr but did anyway!??

      • Frank Smiles

        Righties lost, but we have money in the bank to get us past the next 4 years. Do lefties, if worst comes to worst? I’m not spending my money on any body else, not while all these taxes kick in. Consequences are we pick up our $$ and sit by the side of the cesspool til the stink clears.

        • FreedomLuvr

          Must be great to have money in the bank and not live paycheck to paycheck. Some of us are not that lucky. We haven’t been able to save up money since Bush was president. But still, people wanted their black president, so that’s ok.

      • lana ward

        We ALL lost because of your LYING communist muslim. Romney warned you, but you believed the LIAR instead

      • FranklinWasRight

        “Righties” read the bill and knew if it wasn’t repealed/changed that this was coming, the media could have warned people and they didn’t. I’d rather lose and know the truth than be a blind follower who helps elect officials that lead them over the cliff.

    • $30158943

      Sure do, you get health care.

      • BurtMichaels

        No, not health “care”…health “coverage”; same as is guaranteed by the Constitution…of North Korea!

  • waltermitty2012

    Obamacare will be the gift that keeps on giving for a long, long time.

  • Let’em Crash

    sheeps need #callmulliganontheelection… Was the PPACA really written to hit no sooner than January 2013?

    • JustLikeAnimals

      Wonder how many of these sheep are now up for a recall of the election?

      • Catchance

        Lining up for the inauguration…

      • John Giovanni Bellomo

        We can only hope that would be the case. I am stunned that Benghazi has not triggered A FULL BLOWN INVESTIGATION AND OBAMA’S impeachment yet!

        • shimauma

          you have to have a strong conservative congress with some balls to make that happen…sooooo nope not gonna happen.

      • John Giovanni Bellomo

        We can only hope that would be the case. I am stunned that Benghazi has not triggered A FULL BLOWN INVESTIGATION AND OBAMA’S impeachment yet!

  • Shawn Smith

    If this keeps up, boycotting liberals won’t be able to shop *anywhere*. Amid all the suffering caused by our fearful leader, at least we could find that amusing.

    • SpinMeNot

      Awesome, I can expand the list of stores where I will spend my money. Liberal free shopping zone!

  • Meech204

    Poor dems…..they thought Barry was only going after those nasty rich Republicans. You guys voted for this.

    • WisconsinPatriot

      Bless their little hearts!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1003376721 Sheldon Cooper

        Rather their stupid little hearts.

    • Elaine

      Almost all retail stores here are telling employees no one is allowed to work over 36 hours. That’s part time for everyone. Bye bye benefits! Thanks BO.

    • http://twitter.com/Sincerly_oo Sincerely —

      I wonder if the Obama voters that this is happening to even realize that though?

  • $40582813

    Fox News and Romney warned this would happen. But Omuslim and the MSM said it wouldn’t change anything. LOL to all you braindead dems!!

  • mickeyco

    Between O’care and raising minimum wage in 10 states, our young people are officially screwed.

    • lainer51

      don’t forget the extra 2% taken out of our paychecks…. Thanks Bare….

    • Michael Johnson

      Raising minimum wage is screwing young people? You do realize that the problem with the economy is weak consumption, right? What happens to consumption when pay is reduced?

      wp.me/p2ahDb-ah

      • Sam Sham

        Yes, minimum wage laws hurt young people entering the job market. For clarification, go look up Thomas Sowell’s video on YouTube about it.

      • Ken Alan Draper

        you know what happens when minimum wage is raised? the cost of living increases by that much, meaning that food, clothing, fuel, etc. become more expensive,so the net result for minimum wage earners is 0. but the result for anyone who makes better then minimum wage is a pay cut.

      • doc255

        When the minimum wage goes up, pay IS reduced…because the increased payroll cost is passed on to customers. Customers purchase less of whatever it is the company is selling. Company is forced to cut back employee hours since business is down. Employee loses job causing pay to be reduced. See how that works??

    • Michael Johnson

      Raising minimum wage is screwing young people? You do realize that the problem with the economy is weak consumption, right? What happens to consumption when pay is reduced?

      wp.me/p2ahDb-ah

  • stuckinIL4now

    Wait’ll they have to start shopping for their health insurance and do their income tax forms and wait months to see a doctor …

    • John Giovanni Bellomo

      Wait until the mandatory fine goes into affect and they get no tax refund, and still have to buy insurance. The gimmeeminenowobamanuts have spoken they voted for all of this! Tax increases on the middle class, reduced working hours, 14.2% unemployment (U6 numbers) thank you Libtards!

      • Tonya Tawny Luedtke Mills

        Be positive!!! We can get U6 to 3% by hiring 2 and 3 part-timers to do the job of 1 full-timer. Ya just gotta look for the silver lining. I’m feeling sarcastic today, obviously.

    • John Giovanni Bellomo

      Wait until the mandatory fine goes into affect and they get no tax refund, and still have to buy insurance. The gimmeeminenowobamanuts have spoken they voted for all of this! Tax increases on the middle class, reduced working hours, 14.2% unemployment (U6 numbers) thank you Libtards!

  • Gallatin

    The employers are probably trying to hire more part time workers to fill the void, and the unemployed are are saying; “Are you freakin’ kidding me work 28 hours a week? Unemployment pays me considerably more!”

    • Tonya Tawny Luedtke Mills

      This is true…I didn’t think of this aspect in my previous posts. We’ll have to get rid of unemployment because this will ruin plans to bring down unemployment rate.

  • fishydude

    I read that the IRS is writing regulations that will count two 15 hour employees as one 30 hour fill time employee. Thus having more than 100 part timers will trigger the coverage mandate.
    Next we will see the number of LLC’s explode as companies are divided into smaller units.

    • $36544368

      Yeah, and BO will claim that ‘more jobs have been created’ if that happens…smh

    • Tonya Tawny Luedtke Mills

      He’s really created quite the pickle!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Day/1262151099 Thomas Day

    you get what you vote for. I am sure there are many obama voters having their hours cut.

    • Susan Reed Davis

      We can only hope they reap what they wanted.

  • 2ifbyT

    Can’t wait to see the Democratic spin from Capital Hill on this.

    • journogal

      Bush’s fault…

    • http://twitter.com/TruPundit BristolGOP Backup

      They would only be forced to spin it if someone asked them about it. Republicans and media won’t.

    • JustLikeAnimals

      Greedy rich business owners. hehehehehe

  • Hiraghm

    OMAHA NEBRASKA. Not “Obama Nebraska” lolol

    • sally1137

      Not yet. :/

  • BeeKaaay

    This is a feature, not a bug.

    Hurt low income employees. Punish the employers who hire them.

    Leftwingwackos who support Tyrannicare are having orgasms reading about people being hurt.

    • $36544368

      Multiple ones…for the first time…amazing what that leg tingle can turn into! (sorry if that offends anyone)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcy-Cook/1001619613 Marcy Cook

    This plus payroll tax increases, less and less money and they will also have to purchase some sort of insurance on their own or pay a fine……we warned you. You didn’t listen. Morons.

  • ratizbad

    The Hussein is a US hater.and a lover of the Muslim brotherhood,Go figure.. Terrorist we support with open arms.Signed Hussein the Muslim blood.brother.

  • Hello Jerry (D)

    Forward… into hell!

  • wwbdinct

    Dear Amanda Bush: You only PRAY he can’t serve another term! I don’t think that’s so clear cut right now.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZR4D5E2WTOI4MSKK7AJS6EG3OA Everybodys All American

    The warnings were given and not enough of you listened. It is simply economics at the end of the day.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    And the mayhem continues!!! I love it!!!!!

  • RightThinking1

    The media spin will be: “Number of new part-time employees soars!”

    • $36544368

      I was thinking the same thing…and BO will take credit for ‘creating new jobs’ because of it.

    • lainer51

      Good one!

    • Tonya Tawny Luedtke Mills

      Think of it as reducing unemployment…a company will hire 2 part-time workers to fill one full-time job. The unemployment rate will be 2% in no time whatsoever.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    So just to recap for those joining the game already in progress…….

    >Deficit up….check.
    >Give away spending up…..check.
    >Taxes up….check.
    >Healthcare costs up….check.
    >Employment hours down….check.
    >Take home pay down…..check.

    Taking care of the middle class….right on track.

    Gullible, gullible, gullible.

    • dwsmokin

      I see 1 person didn’t like your post-apparently they have a problem with facts.

      • JustLikeAnimals

        1 in 42 respondents is about 2.38%, which is probably the percentage of people who looked at their paycheck this week and still believe this is where we should be taking this country. Wonder if they will agree with Obama’s effort to repeal the 22nd Amendement so he can run for a 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th term? The nightmare continues as America turns into a Marxist-socialist dictatorship.

  • disappearing moderate

    Our health care went up $100 a month. My daughter’s birth control pills did drop from $10 to free, but my Advair went from $40 to $90. But hey, it’s only breathing.

    • $36544368

      Right behind you there…our health care went up $391 per month. All Rx went up $5. Some meds no longer covered (including my Advair)…but as you say…it’s only breathing.

      • RightThinking1

        Aside from the premiums going up, my co-pays have also gone up.
        As someone said, “If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it is free”

        • Sarah Korin

          My birth control went up!! From $30 to $45 co-pay and so did most all of my other meds… I think the only “free” birth control was the already free crap birth control that they used to hand out at the clinics and such…. The decent types of birth control I hear from my other lady friends is going up, up, up in cost… I don’t know anyone getting free birth control; perhaps that’s not for us with private insurance.

    • Michael Anderson (WB)

      Our health care went down, but only after our deductible quadrupled.

    • shimauma

      Now you know that F*#king is more important that breathing to the libturd politicians that wrote obamacare.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      yeah, just imagine all the type 2 diabetics who have to pay more for their syringes due to the medical device tax, & the people who have to pay more for CPAP supplies, etc. due to Obamacare.

      • dwsmokin

        True-but birth control is free. Every woman who bought that line of crap should be forced to sit through a Sandra Fluke speech-multiple times.

    • http://indignantinfidel.us/ BikerHoop

      They don’t care whether or not you can breathe… just as long as some poor girl doesn’t get pregnant. Uh-oh… with all the free birth control being given out, what’s Planned Parenthood gonna do?

      • Tonya Tawny Luedtke Mills

        Well, there’s another silver lining…see, they’re popping up left and right!

  • SineWaveII

    OK Lefties Get out there and boycott….1 2 3 GO!
    There will be a new list tomorrow, so good luck with that.

  • $7610427

    We are truly becoming a nation of “haves and have-nots”. Liberalism destroys the middle classes! It doesn’t make me feel better knowing that I am a “have”…I worry about my children…

    • Michael Johnson

      The middle class started it’s decline with Reagan’s supply-side economic policies. When union membership and tax rates were high (in the 50s and 60s) growth was strong, unemployment was low, debt was low and it only took one worker to support a family.

      • lainer51

        yeah sure – has nothing to do with inflation. Just what we need – more UNION members to **** things up more.

      • Dave

        The moron is strong in this one. Let me guess, college student? Regurgitating the garbage force fed you by your professors? Wait, use the term “trickle down”, that’s an always hilarious indicator that the speaker is economically illiterate.

        • mickeyco

          I don’t know. I think I go with just incredibly uninformed.

      • FreedomLuvr

        I’ve seen what union demands have done to companies that have gone under. I don’t need to know anything else about unions besides that. Reagan made those poor little union workers get fired for not doing their jobs when the unions demanded more. Poor babies!

    • Michael Johnson

      The middle class started it’s decline with Reagan’s supply-side economic policies. When union membership and tax rates were high (in the 50s and 60s) growth was strong, unemployment was low, debt was low and it only took one worker to support a family.

  • NCRelite

    I don’t know whether to laugh or shake my head when Liberals and Democrats claim to support small business.

    According to a survey, 54 percent of small biz owners said the Republican Party is the biggest support of small business, while only 19 percent of owners cited Obama and the Democratic Party as the best support for small business.

    https://www.cnbc.com/id/48782604

    • lainer51

      They don’t like to spend their own money, but they salivate when they get to spend YOURS.

  • saywhatsaywhat

    Hey, young people voted for Obama. We have been told this repeatedly. I am laughing at their 28 hour work week.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      I’m happier then ever that as a truck driver I don’t get paid by the hour.

  • lainer51

    I love the logic of the libs (better known as stupidity) : Let’s boycott a business that is laying off workers so eventually it will go out of business and EVERYONE will lose their jobs! Geniuses abound!

    • G.

      Kinda like the bakers union @ Hostess that wouldn’t accept a deal so that 18,500 of their “brothers” lost their jobs?????????????????? BRILLIANT!!!

  • Michael Johnson

    No, you are getting your hours cut because your employer is trying to minimize their expenses in order to maximize profits and executive compensation. They are doing a really good job of it – Corporate profits are at record highs!

    wp.me/p2ahDb-8R

    • Tonya Tawny Luedtke Mills

      And this is a problem why?

  • Michael Johnson

    No, you are getting your hours cut because your employer is trying to minimize their expenses in order to maximize profits and executive compensation. They are doing a really good job of it – Corporate profits are at record highs!

    wp.me/p2ahDb-8R

  • John Giovanni Bellomo

    Who did you vote for? Elections have consequences! #liberalfailure #obamaneedstoownit

  • John Giovanni Bellomo

    Who did you vote for? Elections have consequences! #liberalfailure #obamaneedstoownit

  • DANEgerus

    Dear Obama youth vote… SUCKERS!!! Now pay my ObamaCare

  • DANEgerus

    Dear Obama youth vote… SUCKERS!!! Now pay my ObamaCare

  • Clorinda Madsen

    Nobody knows how this is really going to affect them until tax time in 2014. We think we have had a contraction in the economy and all those hours cut are hurting, but just wait.

    Some of these stores could still be in for a shock when they discover that full time employees OR THE EQUIVALENT in half-time employees will still cause them to pay the fine. NYT article a few weeks ago brought that out. Read to the end. Every employee working 15 hours a week or more will then be considered half of a full time employee. How many of these companies will still have more than 50 “full-time” employees because they have just enough full-time and enough “half-time” or more employees?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/01/health/employers-must-offer-family-health-care-affordable-or-not-administration-says.html?src=un&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fjson8.nytimes.com%2Fpages%2Fhealth%2Findex.jsonp&_r=1&

    • fivebyfive

      Next year they’ll be cut to 14 hrs a week

      • Clorinda Madsen

        If they find out about the “equivalence” in time.

  • Clorinda Madsen

    Nobody knows how this is really going to affect them until tax time in 2014. We think we have had a contraction in the economy and all those hours cut are hurting, but just wait.

    Some of these stores could still be in for a shock when they discover that full time employees OR THE EQUIVALENT in half-time employees will still cause them to pay the fine. NYT article a few weeks ago brought that out. Read to the end. Every employee working 15 hours a week or more will then be considered half of a full time employee. How many of these companies will still have more than 50 “full-time” employees because they have just enough full-time and enough “half-time” or more employees?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/01/health/employers-must-offer-family-health-care-affordable-or-not-administration-says.html?src=un&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fjson8.nytimes.com%2Fpages%2Fhealth%2Findex.jsonp&_r=1&

  • mechanic540%clear.net

    All of my close friends are self employed so to all you W2ers I have only one thing to say; Sucks being you.

  • mechanic540%clear.net

    All of my close friends are self employed so to all you W2ers I have only one thing to say; Sucks being you.

  • Guest

    This is what they voted for. I remember someone saying “obamacare is job killer” too bad they were too worried about their body parts to listen. But hey we all have to pay our fair share.

  • ratizbad

    I think it is time for Hussein to hit the unemployment line…Congress and Senate wake the fucx up and do your job,That’s what we elected you for.

    • G.

      Maybe so, but have you seen either side raise a finger for the past four years? Everything this wanna-be Tyrant does he gets away with. Collusion to bring down the USA, anyone?????????????????????????????????/

  • http://bobtheump.com/ BobTheUmp

    President Voldemort said on tape he preferred the single payer system. When every business group said this would be the result of the insurance mandate their was no response at all. This is EXACTLY what the current administration wants so that single payer is the de facto result of the unAffordable Care Act. Your pain is the Presidents gain. http://www.bobtheump.com

  • billsbowl

    I wonder how many people will go off the books altogether, go underground, embrace the new Half-Black market. Ask their employer to pay cash and pretend they don’t exist anymore, collect funenjoyment, food stamps, and BammyCare.
    Gonna be hell on all that projected tax revenue.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1003376721 Sheldon Cooper

    Did anyone actually believe Obama was FOR the middle class to begin with? Thank you Obama voters for stroking my intelligence. Just so you have no doubts, liberals DESPISE the middle class and everything it represents.

  • Googie Bergdorff

    It’s so obvious that this was going to happen that you almost have to believe that this is part of their long-term plan to completely nationalize healthcare. Of course, we are talking about Democrats, so you can’t completely rule out the possibility that they really are this economically illiterate.

  • stellatruman

    it isn’t just ” righties ” who lost…it isn’t just lefties who are feeling the pain . It’s just that some of us recognize it quicker than the others

  • Sam Sham

    I’m reminded of the jingle from an old Toyota commercial (paraphrased slightly):

    “You asked for it, you got it, Obama!”

  • Ariadnea

    Imagine that their working hours cut to pay for Fluke’s birth control needs.

  • Steve White

    The woman who tweeted that at least her $25 a month birth control was free? We’re overpaying again. Shouldn’t be more than $10 a month.

    “Yes, yes, Ms. Fluke, we know your boyfriend and you want the reservoir-tip, raised-rib, ultra-sensitive thin condoms, but you’re covered under Obamacare so it’s tire rubbers for you!”

    • G.

      Retreads only under Obamacare…

    • beebop1952

      Fluck is engaged to a very wealthy red diaper boy. She has no problems paying her own bills but her 14.5 minutes has worked out well for HER, hasn’t it?

  • $30158943

    Maybe they should be attacking McDonalds and other corporations that do not fulfill their responsibilities and stick taxpayers with the bill.

    • beebop1952

      Corporations have no responsibilities other than to PAY YOU FOR WORK done. Grown the heck up.

      • $30158943

        No you grown [sic] the heck up! Part of pay is benefits and they are shirking theirs.

        • beebop1952

          Bud (so nice to be communicating with an English major). When 0bamacare was passed, companies such as McDonald’s got a WAIVER because the madministration (no typo) KNEW what the consequences would be. UNIONS who supported this morrass got the same waivers b/t/w. Well, the waivers are EXPIRING and the S is going to hit the F. Too late for the folks who were not paying attention! Gee we had to pass it to see how DEVASTATING it was going to be. Now they can work 28 hours and thank Massa 0bama. Buh bye loser.

  • $27789750

    Is it just co-incidence that the first letters of Bam’s written signature look like beta and phi? Also there’s a k…kappa? Nah, he’s such a ponce he’d use alpha and omega.
    !

  • Julie Jewels

    I love how all these people who were so happy that their employers would be punished for not giving them health care. Now they are part time employees without healthcare and without enough hours to pay bills. Wait till they discover that they will have to pay a “tax” for not having health insurance.

  • Nathan Oaksford

    Reality of making bad decisions in that election booth.

  • someone else

    I guess we are all “evil rich” now.

  • G.

    Well, those who voted for the faker got what he wanted, not what they were told. A valuable life lesson, peeps.

  • YouDon’tKnowMe

    Let me scream this again…this is exactly according to his plan. More unemployment, more on the government porch. Blind, proud, stupid country-hating liberals. Rot.

  • ObnoxiousNox

    And if any of these people voted for Obama, they get what they deserve. You were told time and again that this would happen. But, you’d rather watch the Kardashians, or Honey Boo Boo, instead of listening to what really matters

    Sorry, but I have zero sympathy, if any one of them voted for Obama

  • http://113tidbits.com/ tony greene

    You get what you deserve..

  • Leftcoastrocky

    time for universal health care

  • Nerve Man

    yo

  • FreedomLuvr

    I post on message boards and a lot of liberals are gloating about their “retirement” money and how it’s too bad everyone else has to suffer because they don’t suffer. They blatantly make fun of people who work for a living and call us suckers and idiots for not supporting Obama. I will be so glad when they start to suffer too. It’s not fair!

  • J.Milliscone

    So it’s the POTUS fault that corporations are greedy? Jeesh talk about misplaced blame! But I’m sure many of the complainers are too selfish and shortsighted to see the bigger issue.