Skip to comments.Enjoy the schadenfreude!: College professors face layoffs because of Obamacare
Posted on 01/24/2013 8:25:16 AM PST by jmaroneps37
The excited grins we saw in the sea of faces at Barack Obamas second Inauguration told us we lost and the socialists won.
They made sure we understood that. Liberal talking heads on television and radio as well as in print and in the blogosphere have been taunting us since November and there is no reason to think they will stop any time soon.
Their jobs are now safe for as far as the eye can see. ..segment of Obama supporters are learning that elections have consequences and being on the winning side doesnt guarantee good times ahead.
Americas college professors, especially adjunct (part time non-tenured) professors are getting it now. Harvard Universitys Center for Responsive Politics has complied data on the political leanings of those who teach at Americas colleges.
It reports that on average college faculties donate to Democrats over Republicans by a rate of 4 to 1, but in some schools that rate goes up to 99% as in the College of William and Mary. these professors are learning real life economic lessons courtesy of the provisions of Obamacare.
The stories of colleges beginning to cut back teaching hours for their adjunct professors (the foot soldiers of Americas higher education industry), are making their way to public knowledge.
In December, only a month after he most likely voted for Barack Obama, an adjunct professor at an Ohio school, opened a letter telling him that in order to avoid penalties under the Affordable Care Act employees with part-time or adjunct status will not be assigned more than an average of 29 hours per week.
The cut will cost him $2,000.00 a year, and this guy crying that he cant afford the cut. Gee aint that a terrible thing?....
(Excerpt) Read more at coachisright.com ...
Wait for those losing their health insurance due to Obamacare finding they can’t afford private insurance, make too much to qualify for Medicaid and Obamacare’s vaunted Insurance Exchanges don’t exist so they will have no health insurance AND get taxed more (a.k.a fined) because of it. Ain’t socialism great.
The problem with this is that the “Tenured” professors wont be affected. It’s these older tenured leftovers from the hippie 60’s and 70’s that continue to infect the minds of our college students.
April 15th ought to be interesting also. i think a lot more people are going to wake up...........of course it’s too late now.
The unfortunate thing is that we all have to suffer for the stupidity, foolishness, and intransigence of these liberal morons.
Sorry, it’s for the greater good, after all.
Now, those liberal/progressive/socialist professors can actually have a chance to live what they have taught - the utopian way of life - I hope they enjoy the ride well, not really. The idiots will find out that socialism doesn’t work nearly as well in practice as in theory.
Instead of understanding the real cause of their misery, though, they will clamor for a single payer system, which is what all this is about anyway. Years ago Ted Kennedy (who has been sober for quite some time now) admitted that the goal was to make health care and insurance so expensive that people would throw up their hands and demand that the government take over completely. I’m afraid that is where we are headed.
It will to the extent they will have to work harder. Tenured professors won't like that aspect of it ... guaranteed.
often means you are among the most ignorant and intellectually feeble among us.
Having worked in the past as a clerical in a state college, I totally agree. And, all live in a campus bubble and couldn’t tie their own shoelaces.
Less people will be going to college soon due to cost. More will go.
It doesn’t matter if every college professor is fired due to Obamacare. The Force is the strongest with this group and few will change.
I know many “Academics” as well, and they are often the most rigid, narrow-minded, bureaucratic and of course, ideological people I meet.
We all have to sacrifice for the sake of universal coverage. Right?
“Ted Kennedy (who has been sober for quite some time now)”
Tagline material right there.
All Federal elections should in all fairness be held on the 1st Tuesday following April 15th. Would solve our problem of tenured politicians.
I’d put it down as tenured professors will actually have to work and not just work harder now for what they’re paid for.
The days of sitting in their offices working on articles for journals and books while TA’s and non tenured profs do the dirty work (teaching) are over.
Expect to see serious turnover of tenured profs in the near future...about the only good thing to come from this.
Maybe they will.
With the loss of the lower professors who do most of the actual "teaching," the old-timers will now have to do some real work for their students.
This will necessarily affect the time they have to publish and to apply for grants. That will hit their pocketbooks as well.
Ain't karma grand?
All according to plan (creating an outraged mob that will start demanding single payer more and more loudly)
They thought they’d be in charge of leading the rubes to the open pit and not the ones standing beside it themselves.
Lenin and Stalin made sure that the first ones shot or sent to the gulag were the agitators who made the 1917 revolution possible.
Reminds me of an old aphorism attributed to Kruschev, who on the occasion of the failure of yet another five year plan reputedly said, “What we really need to do around here is to shoot a few more intellectuals”.
Unfortunately, the Coach doesn’t know a lot about academia.
First of all, the adjuncts don’t dress that way and certainly don’t hang out in the faculty lounge with the real faculty. They’re like Obama was in Chicago, they’re outsiders. They have no vote, they have low status.
These adjuncts typically teach fewer than five courses, at three contact hours each course that adds up to 15 hours.
Even if office hours are counted (adjuncts who have office hours, LOL) and their course load is cut, the tenured faculty will not pick up that work load. For every adjunct there are many more Ph.D.’s desperate for a job in the Academy. They’ll be happy to cut their hours at Starbucks to teach a few courses.
Good. Hope all those thousands who signed the petition in support of Bill Ayers will be first on the firing list.
I LOVE Tard the Grumpy Cat!
Being a professor has nothing to do with knowledge or talent. It has everything to do with kissing the correct asses for a long enough time.
bingo... seeing already in the ER. Lots' of "no local physician" charts popping up or " I used to have Dr. X but he can't see me anymore".
I’m crying a river of crocodile tears over here.
Colleges never die, they just lose their faculties. Maybe sooner under Obama care.
I saw a couple of people mention it, but I can assure you these older “left-behinds” are going to have to take up the slack and work harder to make up the difference. This from someone in the private sector who has had to deal with this for a few years. That makes my feelings about this especialluy sweet.
I found the pic on another thread, but it works here, too.
They did WHAT to the data?