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Chicks On The Right

According to this and pretty much anyone with any freakin common sense left in their noggin, Obamacare is going to cause MORE unemployment in this country, as small companies will be forced to cut their workforces.  Who will be some of the hardest hit?

Those in the restaurant business.

Case in point:  Applebees has frozen its develpment and hiring, and Papa John’s will experience layoffs.  Olive Garden and Red Lobster are cutting people’s hours, because it’ll be cheaper to employ part-timers than it will full-timers.

I know.  I’m not shocked, either. But I bet some of those folks getting laid off will be, and my first question to them would be, “so, did you vote for Obama?”

Of course, restaurants aren’t the only ones feeling the pain of Obamacare.  Boston Scientific is laying off 1400 people and guess what?  They’re shipping jobs to China.  And to think, the media has been telling us all along that only eeeeeeeeeevil Mitt Romney would do something as horrific as that.  Go figure.

Dana Holdings, an auto parts manufacturer, is also going to experience layoffs.  And there are more and more, and there will be even more after that.

In case you weren’t already painfully aware, here’s the skinny on why unemployment will skyrocket in the face of Obama’s sucktastic socialized healthcare:

 

Under ObamaCare, employers with 50 or more full-time workers must provide health insurance for all their workers, paying at least 65% of the cost of a family policy or 85% of the cost of an individual plan. Moreover, the insurance must meet the federal government’s requirements in terms of what benefits are included, meaning that many businesses that offer insurance to their workers today will have to change to new, more expensive plans.

 

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  1. Corona

    November 26th, 2012

    I’m glad I retired when I did, regardless of the circumstances.

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  2. Stirrin the B.S.

    November 26th, 2012

    Yay, free shit. Indeed.

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  3. Sarge

    November 26th, 2012

    Betcha most of those restaurant workers voted for Obama because they didn’t want to pay for health insurance or birth control.

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  4. Tim

    November 26th, 2012

    Where has socialized medicine ever worked?

    How do they keep on selling the same old shit?

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  5. Menderman

    November 26th, 2012

    No, more jobs will be created! Companies with 51 employees will hire 51 more and cut everybodys hours in in half!

    and drop all benefits….

    and now we have 102 people not making enough to pay taxes, get medicaide and food stamps and vote for the liberals that give them free stuff. The plan is working wonderfully.

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  6. lone stranger

    November 26th, 2012

    Menderman — You are exactly right. Watch for the bragging about the drop in unemployment rates.

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  7. Xavier

    November 26th, 2012

    Someone who understands this crap please explain something to me:

    I was under the impression that part time employees weren’t covered by Obamacare and that’s why Barry dropped the full time qualification to 30 hours per week. The article above seems to indicate that all employees (part time and full time) must be covered once the 50 full time employee minimum is met. Is that correct?

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  8. Menderman

    November 26th, 2012

    Xavier, if that is the case, a company with 102 part-timers would be exempt as they never meet the ’50 Full-time’ mandate.

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  9. Xavier

    November 26th, 2012

    @Menderman

    My point exactly. I’m wondering if we’re about to see workers forced into two part time 20-25 hour per week jobs, neither of which provide health care.

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  10. Jarhead Cracka

    November 26th, 2012

    Anybody else remember when that idiot Pelosi said (about Obamacare) that if you were an artist you could quit your job and pursue your “art” and still be covered by Medical? Maybe all these restaurants are reducing their employees hours so they all should become “artists” in their new free time.

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  11. Menderman

    November 26th, 2012

    @Xavier

    and no vacation days, sick leave, retirement options….

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  12. Kevin R.

    November 26th, 2012

    The democrats cared so so soooo much about the people that werent covered by health insurance that they forced people to provide it.

    In a sane world those democrats would have said, “We’ll create a company that provides that kind of insurance.”

    Now, those damn state worshopping collectivists will care so much about the restaurant industry that they’ll nationalize it too.

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  13. Jarhead Cracka

    November 26th, 2012

    To paraphrase Steaming Pyle from another thread, they didn’t read it so now the public gets to find out what’s in it. Don’t you love it when a plan comes together?

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  14. bob

    November 26th, 2012

    MMMMmmm! Chickens, coming home to roost, they are!

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  15. bob

    November 26th, 2012

    eh, read the above in a Yoda voice.

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  16. porkaholic

    November 26th, 2012

    Just wait until the freebee crowd,(and everyone else for that matter)have to wait 10 weeks for a CT scan after a cancer diagnosis like we do in Canada. And then another 12 weeks for a PET. Google the wait times for surgeries in Canada and GOOD LUCK!!

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  17. Kevin R.

    November 26th, 2012

    You know what BOcare is going to create? Back-alley medical care.

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  18. persecutor

    November 26th, 2012

    But he promised me a free lunch!

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  19. factslady

    November 26th, 2012

    Unfortunately, the free lunch is a crap sandwich.

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