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Death spiral: Hours cut, workers pushed to part-time due to Obamacare; ‘They keep cutting my hours’
http://twitchy.com ^ | november 11, 2012

Posted on 11/12/2012 4:23:57 AM PST by lowbridge

As Twitchy has been reporting, the layoff bomb has detonated. Many companies, both large and small, have been forced to lay off workers due to President Obama’s re-election. With no hope of Obamacare being repealed, they are now forced to lay off employees in order to stay in business.

But it’s not just layoffs. Some companies are also contemplating cutting hours. Sadly, many companies have already done so.

Part-time is the new full-time in Obamaville.

This doesn’t just hurt the workers, who now have to try to live on a far more meager salary. It hurts the country as a whole.

(Excerpt) Read more at twitchy.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: fire0votersfirst; healthcare; layoffs; obamacare; sourcetitlenoturl; workplace
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1 posted on 11/12/2012 4:24:03 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Elections have consequences.


2 posted on 11/12/2012 4:28:17 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: lowbridge

Money that was going to workers and thus the economy is now siphoned into Obsmacare.


3 posted on 11/12/2012 4:28:29 AM PST by AU72
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To: lowbridge

The Coup De Grace is being administered.


4 posted on 11/12/2012 4:31:27 AM PST by luvbach1 (The late, great United States)
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To: lowbridge

A lot of those people being laid off, working shorter hours, voted for Obama.

It isn’t like we did not try to warn them.


5 posted on 11/12/2012 4:33:57 AM PST by Venturer
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To: lowbridge

I am going to guess that the obamacare mandate will be amended to chase employers down to cover parttime employees (19 hours or more).

Why not? There there have been no power limits enforced by anyone on the obama regime.

Watch for it.


6 posted on 11/12/2012 4:35:29 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: AU72

“Money that was going to workers and thus the economy is now siphoned into Obsmacare.”

The Obama cronies will be cashing in enormous profits from ObamaCare. These fat cats will then give huge campaign funds to the Democrat party, just as unions do. The Poor will be fleeced so this money laundering operation can defeat Republicans in every future election. And in order to survive, the lower class worker will vote Democrat for the government programs that keep him afloat. It’s quite a system.


7 posted on 11/12/2012 4:36:36 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: The Working Man

By 2016 these 3 numbers will ring true.

20, 28 and 60

20% black unemployment

28 hrs will be the “standard” work week

60 million people on food stamps.

AND Democrats will retain the White House

Any takers?


8 posted on 11/12/2012 4:37:06 AM PST by KCengineer ( Speaking the TRUTH)
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To: lowbridge

So many clones of Fredo. Self defined genius’ angry they have been passed over. They envy what others have.

Rather than work towards their own vision of sucess, they must punish the targets of their rage. They do not understand they destroy themselves.


9 posted on 11/12/2012 4:39:04 AM PST by Steven Tyler
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To: lowbridge

If you voted for Obama this time, likely again, and your ‘hours get cut’, you get ‘laid off’, or you lose your 401K, your HSA, all that crap - tough! You voted for it - you got it.

You deserve it. Why don’t you go get food stamps? It’ll be there —for a while longer. The more and more of you that file for and get it, reduces the amount everyone else on food stamps gets. The amount each food stamp leech gets has gone down steadily during Obama’s reign because he can’t sh!t money and keep the economy based in real value - he at least has to take it from someone or he’ll continue printing fake money, but it will take a Wiemar Wheelbarrow to buy a loaf of bread. Get used to it.

The working people of this country are making it their main job to deny YOUR government the funding it takes to give you sh!t you didn’t earn. They are checking out, reducing their incomes and planning - something you don’t have the brains to do because you’re a lazy effing idiot.

All I can say to you is good luck when your urban nirvana of socialism devolves into the base human instinct of survival, and those brothers and sisters with whom you fought so dishonorably to rip off the rest of us. You won’t be fighting us any longer - you’ll be trying to survive amongst the other leeches.


10 posted on 11/12/2012 4:42:25 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: lowbridge

So you file your taxes. You made $15,000 and can just pay your bills. How do they grab money because EVERYONE has to pay for healthcare. Do they send you a bill?? Grab your bank account?


11 posted on 11/12/2012 4:44:35 AM PST by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: KCengineer

You left one out....most of the medium sized companies will pay the $1k “fee” instead of messing around with the whole game of health insurance. Rather than fix the problem...I think they actually doubled the health insurance issue in America.


12 posted on 11/12/2012 4:45:57 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: luvbach1

Coup de grace or seppeku, the jury is still out on that.


13 posted on 11/12/2012 4:46:51 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: KCengineer

I would never bet against the stupidity of the American electorate.


14 posted on 11/12/2012 4:48:05 AM PST by OldPossum
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To: lowbridge
This time the zer0 voters can proudly say, “We voted for zer0. Pat us on the back, and keep those freebies coming.”
15 posted on 11/12/2012 4:51:19 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Does one receive a jury trial, if one cannot pay?


16 posted on 11/12/2012 4:53:06 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: lowbridge

Sounds to me like what is needed is a union. With a union, hours can’t be cut /s

The final solution will be a war. There is no other solution


17 posted on 11/12/2012 4:55:20 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Venturer
A lot of those people being laid off, working shorter hours, voted for Obama.

It isn’t like we did not try to warn them.

Obama will not be blamed for it though. The rich, evil capitalist business owners will be. Look at what is being tweeted.

SOURCE: Twitchy Papa John's, Olive Garden, others attacked as racist for cuts

18 posted on 11/12/2012 4:59:58 AM PST by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: KCengineer

I wish that I could say that you’re wrong but I am inclined to believe you’re on the money.


19 posted on 11/12/2012 5:02:26 AM PST by NCjim (Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.)
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To: AU72

But for those who contribute to the democrats there will be waivers.Chinese style capitalism,payoff the officials support the power structure and we’ll let you go long to get along.


20 posted on 11/12/2012 5:03:38 AM PST by bonehead4freedom
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To: lowbridge

Chandra writes...

“@TeamObama whats going on ?.....my job is cutting hours because of the health insurance?”

That’s right Chandra! Now that we already have your vote, we have you. Over a barrel!! Dumbass voted for the turd no doubt.


21 posted on 11/12/2012 5:09:02 AM PST by albie
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To: lowbridge

This election is proof that 51% of the population is stupid and greedy.


22 posted on 11/12/2012 5:13:06 AM PST by CPOSharky (zero slogan: Expect less, pay more. (apologies to Target))
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To: lowbridge

Layoffs are a huge win for the Rats. They create greater dependence on the federal teat and foster greater resentment of greedy businesses.


23 posted on 11/12/2012 5:13:49 AM PST by BlueYonder
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To: Venturer

“A lot of those people being laid off, working shorter hours, voted for Obama.”

You’re right; they bit the hand that fed them (their employers), and now they’ll pay the price. As part of the adjustment to the “new normal”, it will be assumed that food stamps and other handouts will permanently complement meager earnings.


24 posted on 11/12/2012 5:14:08 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: lowbridge

Good! This is what the obama voters voted for. Let them enjoy it.


25 posted on 11/12/2012 5:15:32 AM PST by sport
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To: Venturer
"It isn’t like we did not try to warn them."

Some people have to actually be kicked in the head by a horse to learn after a warning. ;-)

26 posted on 11/12/2012 5:20:21 AM PST by Average Al
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To: Average Al

“Horses don’t kick”

“oh, they’ve always kicked in the past, but this one won’t”


27 posted on 11/12/2012 5:21:09 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: CPOSharky

“This election is proof that 51% of the population is stupid and greedy.”

Maybe; could also be that 51% didn’t think things would get better with Romney. The class warfare strategy worked well for the Dems; I thought things were bad enough for the last four years, but apparently I was wrong. Maybe in another four...


28 posted on 11/12/2012 5:24:31 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: BlueYonder

That’s right. Everything is going perfectly to plan as far as the dimocrats are concerned.


29 posted on 11/12/2012 5:26:37 AM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: kearnyirish2

Things AREN’T “bad” for those experiencing the consequences of a bad economy.

That’s why the economy didn’t matter.

They still were fed, warm/cool, have cable TV, a car, a cellphone, etc.


30 posted on 11/12/2012 5:27:16 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: lowbridge

Din`t complain, America. You wanted all this.. Obama is the big splash in your lives, so quit bitching about the ripples that follow.


31 posted on 11/12/2012 5:27:47 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: Venturer

I would bet MOST of the low wage workers voted for Obamugabe. Don’t feel sorry for them. At all.


32 posted on 11/12/2012 5:32:04 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Average Al

I recently overheard a farmer say, “There is no lesson in getting kicked in the head by a horse a second time.”

Obviously not.

Heh.


33 posted on 11/12/2012 5:36:44 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Sacajaweau
How do they grab money because EVERYONE has to pay for healthcare. Do they send you a bill?? Grab your bank account?

The IRS

34 posted on 11/12/2012 5:37:20 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: MrB

“Things AREN’T “bad” for those experiencing the consequences of a bad economy.”

There is a world of difference between living in (or around) a welfare reservation and actually earning a decent living. The drugs/crime alone should provide any normal person sufficient incentive to get off their asses.


35 posted on 11/12/2012 5:37:43 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: lowbridge

These people are f’n clueless. Yep, they’re going to have all the healthcare they desire under obamacare, free healthcare for all. Because they have a RIGHT to free healthcare.

Little problem, though: they don’t have a right to a JOB.

So they’ll have stripped-down healthcare but their lifestyles will plummet, their neighborhoods will go under water even further, and they’ll be standing in line at the local food pantry to feed their kids.

And of course, their Chosen One will do a flyover to see the devastation caused by these greedy business owners, land his chopper and hug some fat governor who will tell these pathetic voters everything is just fine, now I gotta go make my tee time.

Guess these part-time workers should have read the bill before they told their reps and senators to vote for it.

Go long precious metals futures, baby.

RFLMAO.


36 posted on 11/12/2012 5:41:46 AM PST by gotribe
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To: SoFloFreeper

“I would bet MOST of the low wage workers voted for Obamugabe. Don’t feel sorry for them.”

Absolutely; I’m not concerned about the waitresses, bartenders, pizza delivery men, etc. that I used to support before my own personal austerity program kicked in. We have restaurants closing or working with skeleton crews, even our Pathmark closed (I believe this was another victim of Wal-Mart moving in).


37 posted on 11/12/2012 5:41:53 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: silverleaf

I’ve said it before. This loop hole will be fixed so that all employees are covered. It’s part of the hidden plan to take over the system.


38 posted on 11/12/2012 5:45:10 AM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: kearnyirish2

See the thread “hipsters on foodstamps”.

These folks aren’t experiencing consequences for being unproductive citizens. They are able to live their “hip” lives without the accompanying poverty. This is the goal of liberalism, at the sheeperal level - to make unproductive (ie, lazy) lifestyles feasible at the expense of others.


39 posted on 11/12/2012 5:45:31 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Those people always existed (”starving artists”); I’m referring to the people who used to work until they were outsourced/downsized/laid off, and now have no discretionary income. They knew a better life, and are now idled; they see no light at the end of the tunnel.


40 posted on 11/12/2012 5:47:55 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: KCengineer
Any takers?

Other than thinking you're dramatically under-estimating black unemployment and the number of people on food stamps (we're near 40 million now) no way in hell I'm taking that bet!

41 posted on 11/12/2012 5:54:41 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: gotribe
free healthcare for all.

That's what they thought they were getting, but Obamacare is not free health care. Not only did they get their hours cut, but they are now responsible for paying for their own health insurance.

42 posted on 11/12/2012 6:03:56 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: arasina
I don't tweet, but someone that does needs to point out that the stupidity of the BO voters is more evident than ever by their calls for boycotts on the businesses doing the layoffs. They are so stupid that they can't understand that a business owner just can't produce money out of a hat like BO has led them to believe.
43 posted on 11/12/2012 6:14:44 AM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

After getting kicked once they may not know they were kicked a second time. :-)


44 posted on 11/12/2012 6:21:37 AM PST by Average Al
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To: KCengineer

Black unemployment is already at 22% in some areas.


45 posted on 11/12/2012 6:23:55 AM PST by Mygirlsmom (Franklin was right - we couldn't keep it.)
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To: lowbridge

I am so angry at nobama supporters that I hope all have their hours cut and that they suffer for what they are doing to America. Suffer you parasitic societal degenerates.


46 posted on 11/12/2012 6:27:54 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: lowbridge

Our household depends on my husband’s part time job to make ends meet, but last week he was informed that his hours will be shortened. Pfftt, from a part-time job..can you imagine that?! :(


47 posted on 11/12/2012 6:51:26 AM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: lowbridge

Stupid should hurt.


48 posted on 11/12/2012 6:52:42 AM PST by Redcloak ("...and that, my liege, is how we know the Earth to be banana shaped.")
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To: lowbridge

Wait until someone discovers the little know sub clause that says ‘hours’ is THE SUM TOTAL OF ALL HOURS WORKED. If your sum total exceeds the minimum, then all employments must provide health care.


49 posted on 11/12/2012 6:59:16 AM PST by I am Richard Brandon
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To: txrefugee

It’s machine politics...normally a system in place by the party bosses and their allies in cities like Chicago to dominate, now in place at the national level by Obama.

Helping the elite and super rich to establish a power base with the rhetoric attached to convince the public it is to help “the people” to get their votes to keep them in power.


50 posted on 11/12/2012 7:25:33 AM PST by Republican Wildcat
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