At a Google Hangout question and answer session, a worker told President Obama that his hours had been cut due to Obamacare. Obama’s solution?

What?

Obama has economic advisors?

Raise the minimum wage to counter the economic effects of Obamacare? How about just repealing for starters?

There really is no deciphering that kind of “logic.”

Unbelievable.

  • Jake Wilde

    O basically spit on the guy and stepped over him right?

    • Worship Dancer

      no he did spit on the guy but he stepped ON him not over him.

  • Steven S Mellnick

    FFS, the incompetence w/ the President is no longer surprising. When are people going to wake up?

    Stop being silent and afraid. Get a thick skin, let them call you a racist, just make sure your voice is heard.

    • Worship Dancer

      when they call me a racist i just laugh and shake my head. then i call THEM a racist, a homophobe, a bigot, anti-semitic. when they ask what i mean i tell them all the murdered babies were either black, chinese, mexican, white jewish, Christian, etc. and as they claim babies are BORN queer that means that they also murdered queer babies.

      • Calcat36

        Born queer? So how many babies are born rapists, thieves, murderers, pedophiles…

        • Ryan Schneider.

          Philosophy collides with biology: is there such a thing as bad seed? The religious say no, we are all born innocent, and that sociopathy is an aspect of the mystery of inequity, but still rooted in free will. Biological fatalists, however, see us as slaves to out wiring. Not that most species of homosexuality should fall on either interpretation; most are quite capable of choosing whether or not to peruse a sexual relationship, so it is a matter of convincing them on whether or not they have a soul, and whether or not salvation requires chastity.

          • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/1307761147/ Don Meaker

            Christians say we are all born sinners, fallen, guilty of original sin. It is humanists who assert that children are innocent. Reality is what it is.

          • Ryan Schneider.

            Fulton J. Sheen once said that there are not 100 people in the world who hate Christianity. There are, however, millions who hate what they mistakenly believe Christianity to be. The misnomer you have just stated is a case in point. Orthodox Christianity has consistently taught that there is no such thing a child born with personal sin. It’s a nonsensical concept for anyone that understands causality, and the church has always proclaimed a causal universe, with GOD as the first, ultimate cause. A child cannot be guilty of something he hasn’t done yet! Original sin refers to a hereditary defect that makes it inevitable that anyone who reaches the age of reason, (which can vary depending on intelligence and education) will eventually be tempted to at least commit a mild sin on occasion, and at least occasionally submit. The only exceptions are Jesus and His Mother, they were born without this defect, and were uniquly capable of completely disregarding all temptations, albeit still by choice.
            Reality is what GOD has Made it, and He Is What He IS. The more I study humanist philosophy, the less human is seems to become, completely divorced from all human conviction, tradition and history. It seems that it would be more accurate to call it SUPERhumanism, in the sense of Fredrick Nietzsche’s uberman, as it seems to be an alien philosophy that is supposed to somehow supplant our natural order, but it does not work. Every community that has fully embraced it is dying out, as a direct consequence of it, and will either be extinct in the next 100-150 years, or be conquered at some point by more aggressive, traditional cultures then Christians. So asserting that children are innocent is all and well, but failing to teach them about sin is like living in Cambodia and failing to teach about land mines.

          • Clete Torres

            Wrong. Catholics subscribe to the notion of original sin. Most others do not.

          • Worship Dancer

            nope Christians, at least the ones in my circle, say babies are innocent.

          • E Richard Brewster

            Actually the traditional Christian view is that all are born in sin, not innocent. That’s what the Christ sacrifice was all about. Believe or not,as you wish, but that’s the Christian faith.

          • Ryan Schneider.

            Defining Original Sin is one of older arguments dividing the Protestant Reformers from older orthodox Christianity, as well as one another. We all agree that we are born with the stain of Adam, but what is that stain, and what is the responsibility of a newborn infant, if any, regarding it? To the orthodox, putting any responsibility on a baby is patently absurd, as innocence is self evident. It was only with the rise of so called Puritanism, that absurd notions to the contrary arose. The stain represents the inevitability of sin for all children who reach the age of reason. Christ’s sacrifice washes away that stain, making it possible for us to become saints, if we choose to acknowledge him.

        • Worship Dancer

          zero

        • Worship Dancer

          and just fyi babies are not born queer either.

      • Howard Roark

        When I hear a Lib attack a black or female or gay or immigrant who is conservative I accuse the Libs of profiling.

        “So because Bruce is gay he is required to be liberal? So profiling is OK? GTFO. Herman Cain is black so he must be liberal? No really, GTFO you stinking profiler.”

    • theejoeyjojojr

      when they call you a racist quickly call them a child molester.
      Make a big scene about it, practice at it.
      Let them defend themselves this time.

  • $84598387

    Did the Obama economic team learn about economics by a marathon game of Monopoly?

    • pinkelephant22

      Monopoly would’ve been way too complicated for them.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Nah, they learned economics from Wimpy.

      • Ryan Schneider.

        My grandson will pay you someday for a Hamburger today!

        • Calcat36

          My great grandson will pay the interest on the principal of the loan for the hamburger my grandson ate today.

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      Well, we know that he played multiple games of spades according to Reggie Love, no reports of Monopoly….0, you meant his economic team…

      The Monopoly Game called: The Biggest Train Robbery, Wreck in the history of the U.S. …The Treasury, F.R.B, Those really bad, bad Bankers (none behind bars still to this date), Fannie/Freddie, Failed Green Companies/Campaign Funders, Unions, SEC…etc…etc. monopolizing on the borrowed/ing and electronic printing and pumping of the $$, of free (taxpayer) borrowed money to line their pockets, where no one’s been arrested or jailed…is that the 0’Economic Team you are speaking about…Last we heard he referred to them as Experts. /s

    • Worship Dancer

      no probably from candyland

  • Maxx

    Yes, and for this paper cut right here, let’s prepare the tourniquet.

    Makes about as much sense.

  • desicon

    OMG.

    Obama is the personification of functional Illiteracy with an Harvard degree.

    • tedlv

      Does he have “an” (sic) degree of any kind?

  • Patriot

    Increase the minimum wage in all 57 states? Or just the 50 he is trying to destroy?

    • Tom Armstrong

      Well, with 57 states, there will obviously be more people getting unemployment benefits and thus there will be more jobs created so the new workers can pay more taxes in order to support all those new people in the extra states.

      How can one argue with logic like that?

  • sybilll

    I absolutely cannot wait for the video of this to be posted. I can’t decide if Obama is a dunce or a diabolical human being.

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      Diabolical liar, thief, and all is very frightful…and he’s yet to say what all our soldiers coming home from Afghanistan are going to be doing for a job….We screech in fear for our Country!

    • Acethepug

      Both.

    • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa

      Obama knows exactly what he is doing. Nothing is a mistake.

  • wildwood15

    He doesn’t KNOW what he’s talking about. He’s a rabble rouser and that’s it.

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Well, if they raise the minimum wage to $3000/hour, I’ll work one hour a week.

    • Fire and Adjust!

      Hell, at that rate, I’d go into work just long enough to drink a cup of coffee !

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    OOOOH, whoopee– now, because Congress should raise the Federal minimum wage, so 30 hours @ $10.10/hr = $303.00, versus 40 hours @ $7.25 = $290.00, not only do I get more free time, I get a $13.00 raise, AND Obamacare?

    You so good to us, Massa Barry. All smoke and mirrors, but, there you are…

    • Donald Shaffer

      At 30 hours he gets health benefits from the company. He’s only going to get 29 at 10.10. Still a 2.90 raise

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Twenty-nine hours and thirty-five minutes, (5h55min/day), I’d have thought. Rounded up, still $299.00, after I worked it out. Still a nine-buck raise, almost.

        • Donald Shaffer

          The scheduling manager doesn’t get paid enough to do that much. They probably cut it off at an even 5 hour day and call it that. Now the poor fry cook only gets 25 hours.

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Probably hadda cut the scheduling mgr’s hours too, and so (s)he hasn’t got the time to work it all out.

          • nickdqwk

            And if they take the fine of 2% of 15230.8/yr (304.61) or $95.00 which ever is greater they’re back to net $7.25/hr

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            This seminar on the “Minimum Wage and Obamacare” has been sponsored by the Bud Abbott School of Economics, where thirteen times seven is 28, two tens for a five, and that’s the ten you owed me. And Who’s still on first.

      • monamurray

        Who will cover the other 11 hours? The company will hire two people at 20 hours each and not pay for insurance at all.

      • Clete Torres

        And he gets to pay hundreds/mo for a crappy healthcare scheme that makes the UK’s NHS look competent by comparison.

    • Howard Roark

      Do we know the questioner was only getting $7.25/hr? If he made a little bit more, say $8/hr and got cut back to 29 hours that would be a cut in weekly pay of $27.10 even with the $10.10 new minimum wage.

      40 * $8.00 = 320.00
      29 * $10.10 = 292.90

      Even if the employee’s subsidized insurance premium on the federal exchange is $0 his deductible will be about $2k. In other words the worker will be self-insured unless he has a moderate to large medical need on a smaller paycheck than now.

      Stop it Massa Barry, I can’t afford any more of your concern for me.

  • Thunderchicken

    bullshit

  • CR

    In fairness, this probably WOULD help the guy. Congress would pass the minimum wage increase and the guy would then get fired, have no job and get generous welfare benefits and Medicaid.

    All hail the brilliance of President Obama (except, you know, the taxpayers).

  • Eric D. Mertz #NeverTrump

    Hey, Obama, I want a job sometime in the next few months. So let’s not increase the Minimum Wage anytime soon, ‘kay?

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Remember, Obama is the smartest man in the room.

    *rolls eyes*

    • Marvin Nelson

      Yep, if the room is full of really dumb rocks.

      • Clete Torres

        Why would you slander rocks in such a manner?

  • Howard Roark

    Obama announces plan to drill a 2nd hole in boats that are leaking. He explains “we need to let the water drain out to avoid sinking”

    • Acethepug

      Perfect analogy!

    • nickdqwk

      Might just be the winner today!

    • Marvin Nelson

      Oh, SNAP!! That’s gonna leave a mark.

  • Enrico Pallazo

    Obamadontcare. If the employer goes out of business because they can’t afford the higher minimum wage, the guy can collect unemployment for the next 8 years and get an even larger subsidy to buy health insurance that provides coverages that he doesn’t need. After all, the payment of unemployment benefits is an economic stimulus. And the government can always print more money and incur more debt to pay for everything.

    • Ryan Schneider.

      It’s turtles all the way down…is’nt it?

  • rainman

    Did I miss something? Was the guy making minimum wage? Or does O think raising the minimum wage will increase EVERYONE’S wage? It won’t. It will mean those who worked their way up to $10, will now be making the same as the new hires.

    So if this guy was making $15 an hour, got his hours cut and lost benefits, O’s answer is to pay somebody else $10 an hour. What a maroon.

    • Onyx

      Yes, the guy was making minimum wage.

    • H50 ✓RAT

      Youd have to raise the minimum wage to $25 an hour to compete with welfare in 35 states.
      This minimum wage issue is just more divisive b/s.

  • carla5731

    Where’s WhoDat? Last night WhoDat disputed my claim that Obama was anti-business. I think the anecdote above is a point in my favor (not that I needed more evidence).

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      Please Carla, don’t summons the WhoDat…the barrybuddy, please.

      • Calcat36

        Go to the nearest mirror, turn off the lights, and chant whodat 5 times and….

        • Ryan Schneider.

          =-O

    • Marvin Nelson

      Hopefully, he will stay under his rock (or bridge) so that we can all have a nice weekend.

  • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

    To paraphrase the Engineer from Team Fortress 2:

    “The answer: use government. And if that don’t work… use more government.”

  • SpaceRacer423

    what people like Obama and OReilly fail to realize is that it doesn’t matter what the employee is worth, it matters what the JOB is worth.
    .
    Obama, Bill, and fast food workers cry and complain that every worker is worth $10-$15/hour.
    Even if that were true, it isn’t, but if it were, it would NOT matter.
    .
    In order to a company to exist it must make a PROFIT.
    So in order to pay an employee $10/hr, that JOB must benefit the company at least $15/hr or the company cant afford the JOB.
    .
    Obamacare makes matters WORSE because it increases the expense of the employee. If keeping that employee now costs the employer $20/hr, then the job must then benefit the company $30/hr in order for the company to clear overhead.
    .
    If the company is loosing money its only choice is to either raise prices or cut costs(ie fire people.)

  • Acethepug

    My God, Obama has less understanding of the economy that a child in the neighborhood starting their own lemonade stand.

    Yeah, shorter Barry:

    I screwed the economy with Obamacare, surely another hammer-blow with increased wages will make it all better!

    If Obama were deliberately trying to destroy the country, what would he be doing differently?

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      So, true!….and nothing, n o t h i n g…

      Patheically sick and were all in trouble!

  • throatdog

    This is the smartest president, ever? I crap out stuff smarter than him.

    • $84598387

      “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate
      and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy, I mean,
      that’s a storybook, man.”

      Turns out to be all a fairytale.

      • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

        Yet, he knows how to say that white people are greedy, and people don’t like him because he’s black, when he’s really not black (and living in denial of his own natural heritage by birth)…

        Absolute complete Service to himself.

  • Couranto

    Obama: “I stopped being good at math in the 7th grade.” (Real quote)

  • Lori Blaney

    All I can say is UFB!

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    Aren’t there some other distant planets that are really needing his help?

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    Government social engineering.

    ” Cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew it to the bottom, and have a longer blanket.”

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    How did he pass entrance exams at Occidental, Columbia and Harvard?

    H O W??????

    • Marvin Nelson

      What exams? Foreign exchange students don’t take entrance exams.

    • Calcat36

      Who said he passed?

  • Calcat36

    In an economic recovery no less, that has been recovering for the last five years?

    I was never good at math, but I sure can smell bullshit.

  • Aimee

    The Obama legacy …
    Stealing from Peter to pay Paul
    Ad nauseam

  • Brother bob

    This retard in the White House is really that stupid, but I bet that cook will still vote for a dembo

  • Marvin Nelson

    Okay, so now the Three Stooges are Obonehead’s economic advisors. That explains a lot.

  • Chuck Vipperman

    For all you libbies who chortled when former President Bush stumbled over a few words, how can you continue to think Obama is “the smartest man in the room?” His answer displays a fundamental misunderstanding of basic economics—the kind I would expect from a Middle School student. (But not MY daughter!

    I am amazed at how those close to the President continue to remark on his supposed Monster Intelligence. Perhaps they’re trying to convince themselves. If he possesses it, he is cleverly concealing it.

    Just because someone can string together two words with the help of a teleprompter and they look oh-so-cool in sunglasses does not mean they’re smart. The President answer to this question makes me understand why his college records are sealed.

    • Nan

      No, it was all about how his pants were pressed and that sharp crease. Because presidents need that more than intelligence.

  • Adam Wood

    Typical Obama sneer at working people.

    This is the same dipshit that, when someone told him that she couldn’t afford $4/gallon gas, he told her to go buy a new car.

    Fuggin’ idiot.

  • Magnifico

    Hey, Mom. You may need to get a second job, because I’m considering a meth habit.

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    His verbal contortions make Sandra Fluke jealous.

  • http://www.davidsmusings.com/ David

    I could be wrong. But, Barack Obama and his Merry Outlaws act as if they have never held a job, in the private sector, in their entire LIVES!

    • tedlv

      It’s not an act.

  • Michael Rice

    How about we get rid of O Care and everyone goes back to working the hours they would have before?

    Oh, for the record, if you are already making more than what the proposed new minimum would be, his “plan” wouldn’t help you.

    Also, let’s do some math, non common core style.

    8 dollars per hour at 40 hours is 320
    at 30 hours it is 240.

    10 dollars per hours for 30 hours is 300

    that is still twenty dollars less that what they were making before O Care.

    • Calcat36

      DAMN YOU! You are a human calculator! Math makes my head hurt, but the way you presented it… makes someone look pretty durn stoopit.

    • Onyx

      Don’t feel bad — math is hard. The current minimum wage is $7.25/hr. The proposed raise is to $10.10/hr. Which is greater, 40 x $7.25 or 30 x $10.10?

      • H50 ✓RAT

        Which is greater a 3.00 raise or a 300.00 increase in health insurance premiums?

      • hybrid

        The 30 hours is greater cost to the employee, you forget overhead and all administration/misc expenses that go into supporting a nominal FTE head count. An employer wont give that theoretical worker 30 hour’s instead if they are already paying minimum wage they’ll reduce that person’s hours to 20 and hire two people to keep up productivity. There is literally no incentive for an employer to max out those hours especially at a higher wage and additional benefits cost.

    • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

      That assumes that after the wage increase they will be getting at least 30 hours per week. 30 hours is an arbitrary number it depends on the hours the employer offers the employee.

  • HARP2

    Can this moron decide which sock to put on first ?

  • justlittlolme

    Anyone who has a clue about the real world can see this moron doesn’t have the ability to run a lemonade stand, much less the entire flippin’ country!

    • Calcat36

      Cannot run a lemonade stand in Massatwoshitts without at least 5 permits, 10 inspections, and 20 bribes.

      PERIOD.

    • rivers

      Problem is, half the flipping country was stupid enough to vote for him AGAIN.

      • Casca

        especially the dead ones !
        You would think they would learn…..

    • Leende

      I have had raises that put me in a higher tax bracket so the raise was almost nullified.

      • justlittlolme

        I know what you mean. Dear hubby makes a decent wage, but if I work too, most of what I’d make after taxes would go to the government. We’re actually MORE money ahead by my staying home & pinching pennies. Go figure.

  • deimos19

    uhhhh….. maths is hard.

  • Terry

    Gotta admit I didn’t think of that angle. Was wondering where the hell Obama came up with $10.10 as minimum wage. 29 hrs x $10.10 = $292.80 vs 40 hrs x $7.25= $290. So I see he thinks he’s giving the “poor families of 4” a $2.80 per week raise. I know he’s too stupid to realize that if this were to go thru, $10.10/hr x 0 hrs = 0. And it would righteously screw the kid who worked his way up to $10.10 before the change, with the cost of a Big Mac rising to $10 to cover their increased costs.
    Maybe Obama is so dumb that he thinks all employers will automatically give every employee a $3/r increase in wages because the minimum goes up. Or, he’s been listening to his dumbass union buddies again, the ones that drove Chrysler out of the US, screwed Delphi pensioners, wrecked GM and drove countless cities into bankruptcy.

    • stellatruman

      Bingo ! We have a 16 year old boy who works for us. The kid is such a hard worker, never complains, will do any job. Why ? Because he partially supports his family. We pay him in the neighborhood of $10 an hour.
      He is a rare young man in his work ethic , for his age. Now if we are forced into a wage hike, he will be reduced to the same pay as a kid who can’t get out of his own way

  • TVree

    The POTUS/TOTUS fails to grasp that the focus should be on JOBS not WAGES. What good does an extra $2.15 an hour do for 90 million without jobs? They are still earning $0.

    The Fed pumps in $85 billion, and nothing happened… why? Because companies are strangled by regulation and saddled with astronomical costs associated with unACA.

    End result? No recovery… the Fed and namely failed WH policies have extended the recession for the entire BHO presidency. Raising of min wage has no effect on the middle class… min wage is for entry level. Which in turn means fewer employments, more layoffs, and an worsening economy. The ones that are most effected by the min wage: high-school educated workers, and high-school educated workers under the age of 25 in college.

    No wonder they wanted unACA coverage until age 26. They knew that this law was going to force <26ers into their parents basements.

    Move over Carter and Buchanan, Barry wants his crown back.

    • hybrid

      “The Fed pumps in $85 billion, and nothing happened… why? Because companies are strangled by regulation and saddled with astronomical costs associated with unACA.”

      Actually its worse than that, that $85 billion never got pumped into the overall economy since it was essentially given to the banks like JPM, BofA, & GS who in turn rather than use it to offer loans to the general public turned around and used the money to play the stock markets or offer loans back to the government at 2% interest. When a bank gets money for free why take a risky loan with the public when you can get an automatic 2% interest by offering it right back to the government?

  • CLEmom

    Ummmm. No.
    We don’t need $10/hr jobs, we need strong middle-class jobs that are full-time, with benefits (oh, wait.), that pay a minimum of $40K a year.

    Everything this WH does turns to crap; worst administration, esp on economics, in history.
    I guess this is the “fundamental transformation” we were promised.
    #FAIL

  • http://about.me/petermichaelpetretich Peter MichaelTrump Petretich

    I know some restaurant cooks who are among the hardest working people I’ve ever met. And these are the people Obama screwed over with his Hollywood Healthcare scheme…

    http://conservatives4palin.com/

  • TTTCOTTH

    This guy doesn’t have the experience or the qualifications to flip burgers at McDonalds and he’s advising us on business?

  • Hell_in_a_Handbasket

    That sounds like its just cooking the books.

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

    Barack Hussein Obama — America’s ‘Brain-Trust’… ugh!

  • H50 ✓RAT

    That kind of advice is right up there with inflating your tires to combat the rising cost of gas.

    ***Banging head on desk***

  • tedlv

    Did Obama just admit the ACA is unaffordable, and causing reduced hours?

  • Green Eggs And Ted

    Raising minimum wage when the economy is in the toilet is going to kill more jobs. So Obama’s solution to helping the workers that Obamacare (HIS FAILURE) hurt is to take them from the less than 30 hours he forced them down to all the way to the unemployment line. Good thinking Obama. No way this can blow up in your face. Hey, at least when he kills all of the jobs this bad idea kills, maybe he’ll have the unemployment numbers cooked again to make it look like he created jobs so the liberals won’t take notice that he failed yet again.

  • RedSoloCup

    It’s official… Obama has gone full r e t a r d.

    • Boommach

      The man is brilliant. He may be narcissistic to the point of sociopathy but he is hardly stupid. When a lie fails or becomes stale, he simply conjure up another. This is but another of those iterations.

  • flagmantexasmarine

    Somebody explain to me how obama’s plan will work