Don’t worry, the Democrats/Obama will sooner or later announce even more giveaways to make up for it.
America’s Transition To A Part-Time Worker Society Accelerates As Part-Time Jobs Hit Record
Not a flaw, a feature.
Dependent Americans from sea to shining sea - sounds like an Obama plan.
We are not supposed to question the wisdom of Obama and the good Democrats who shoved this down our throats. We are not supposed to say anything about unintended consequences of such brilliant enlightened legislation such as Obamacare. (Sarcasm)
No, it will instead convert all those remaining W-2 employees to 1099 contractors with self-funding of their own benefits in a big hurry!!!
The fact that we haven't had capitalism for a long time will not be mentioned.
Congress keeps forgetting to repeal that d*mned Law of Unintended Consequences!
Everyone will be like this family.
In Living Color - Hey Mon!
Always remember the left’s always have mulitple goals with any policy they push. That way they can “win” on one or more multiple fronts.
Take Obamacare. They want the economy to tank, Obamacare helps this. they want to shrink the middle class. Obamacare does this. They don’t want America as the last superpower b/c world govt can’t abide any superpowers. Obamacare aids in that happening. They want govt funded abortion on demand. Obamacare does this. They want more control over intimate, private areas of your life. Obamacare does that. They want govt to take over healthcare and have a single payer (govt) system like europe and canada have. Obamacare furthers this goal. They want to penalize those that don’t want Obamacare. Obamacare does that.
Unfortunately no one out there is going to talk about the fact there is hardly any healthcare in the bill. It’s only about power and enslavement.
We are SO screwed now.....
If it’s good enough for europe, it’s good enough - or better - for us.
Baraq’s new normal
Get used to this and other degradations, America.
Remember when we conservatives warned you about the ramifications of the Obamacare monstrosity. Remember.. how we said Obamacare was but one of the items on Obama`s destroy-America agenda, and you ignored us at best and at worst accused us of racism? Remember how we warned you unemployment was going to skyrocket? Remember how you voted on (and in some cases before) 6 Nov?
Well, you stupid, ignorant, self-absorbed, sh*t-for-brains sheep who voted for Obama or sat on your lazy asses and didn`t vote at all... elections have consequences.
Take a look at your situation, America... what you see is the best it`ll ever be. It`s all downhill from here.
The author forgot something. The goal of this strategy is for the companies to avoid paying for the health care of their employees. Yet having health insurance is now mandatory. So, an employee who now has to work two 29 hour jobs (58 hours), not only has less free time, but is now required to pay for health care that they didn't have last year. So quite a bit of the extra money coming in from the extra 18 hours per week will be spent on coercive health care. It is an extra 18 hours to tread water for the most part.
And for all the mess this will cause, the real effect is coming in a couple of years, as companies with large numbers of minimum wage employees decide to automate their way out of the problem, and getting rid of as many jobs as they can. The "job boom" in part time work is a temporary bubble. In ten years, the jobs won't be there at all, if they can be automated.
I think O welcomes part time workers. ‘Work is bad,’ after all. And surely the Holy Government can pick up the slack, making folks ever more dependent. What’s not to like?
“Obamacare will make us a part time nation”
Well, why not? Conservatives and patriots only control 30 states, and that’s up from 25 in 2010.
Let’s not organize, let’s not elect constitutional sheriffs, let’s not clean out the rats in our neighborhoods sitting on local village and county board seats.
That’s too much work. Let’s all get on our knees and be fitted for chains. We only control more than half the population of the US. That’s obviously not enough to take on two million fat pigs in the criminal fascist syndicate occupying Washington who can’t shot, can’t man a battlefield and will run at the first hint of trouble.
F***, we’re doomed.
I’m the mother of one such part time worker. It’s a constant worry that the employer will conclude they’ve got to cut some more corners in this decrepit economy — and the first to go will be the new hires, the under- 30hrs/week people. They’re practically temps anyway. And when they go, there’s no unemployment insurance.
The schedule of a part timer is also problematic, as mentioned. The first employer takes “prime time” leaving you late hours or odd hours. Some companies even put part timers on an ever-changing schedule, so it’s almost impossible to find another job because you never know from one week to the next when you will be scheduled at the first job. Forget about continuing education!
I’ve talked to a depressing number of people who say, “well, if you’re let go, just call county assistance!” I believe that is what the Democrats consider a side benefit: the new normal of 30 hours means a lot more people will eventually discover the joys of parasitism.