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Local Wendy's cuts employee's hours due to Obamacare costs
American Thinker ^ | 01/08/2013 | Rick Moran

Posted on 01/08/2013 7:40:17 AM PST by SeekAndFind

An Omaha-based Wendy's franchisee is cutting all non-management workers' hours to part time in order to avoid paying health insurance to its employees.

The cost of Obamacare was cited as the reason:

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The company has announced that all non-management positions will have their hours reduced to 28 a week. Gary Burdette, Vice President of Operations for the local franchise, says the cuts are coming because the new Affordable Health Care Act requires employers to offer health insurance to employees working 32-38 hours a week. Under the current law they are not considered full time and that as a small business owner, he can't afford to stay in operation and pay for everyone's health insurance.

There are 11 Wendy's restaurants in the metro. "It has a huge effect on me and pretty much everybody that I work with," says Growbeck, who understands the reasoning and says other part-timers at other fast-food restaurants are facing the same problem. "I'm hoping that I can get some sort of promotion because then I would get my hours, but everybody is shooting for that because of the hours being cut."

Burdette says the decision affects around 100 employees. It was a tough one and he understands why people are upset, but the hour reduction is effective in two weeks for all non-management. Management employees will continue to have benefits as they are officially full time.

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Liberals are claiming the cost of Obamacare is "negligible":

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obamacare; wendys

1 posted on 01/08/2013 7:40:23 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

If a business is paying $150 a month for employee health insurance coverage and those costs rise significantly - doubling in some cases - how is the impact on business costs “negligible?” And does anyone still believe the propaganda that Obamacare will actually reduce costs? The evidence is overwhelming that it won’t.


2 posted on 01/08/2013 7:41:16 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Awesome! I love to see liberals get skewered by Obama’s policies. Given Wendy’s workers tend to be young, I’d bet if they bothered to vote, most voted Obama.

The media will fill them with garbage about how this is the insurance companies’ fault and this is why we need MORE government control, (single payer). That is the liberal playbook, in the face of failure, claim what was done just wasn’t big enough.

The media is pushing us into the abyss, but I’ll enjoy watching liberals suffer along the way.


3 posted on 01/08/2013 7:44:20 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: SeekAndFind

We’re supposed to be liberal, and not be confused by facts or business realities. Thus, we’re supposed to praise Obamacare, and just think that some greedy Wendy’s franchise owner doesn’t wang to provide health insurance due to his being heartless. If you are liberal your whole worldview is different.


4 posted on 01/08/2013 7:45:55 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: SeekAndFind


5 posted on 01/08/2013 7:47:27 AM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: SeekAndFind

” ... And does anyone still believe the propaganda that Obamacare will actually reduce costs? The evidence is overwhelming that it won’t.”

The media “reports” that Obamacare WILL reduce costs. The American public, completely lacking in critical thinking skills, takes this reporting as fact.


6 posted on 01/08/2013 7:48:07 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: brownsfan

That and business is evil and this re-enforces that lie.


7 posted on 01/08/2013 7:52:47 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Resolute Conservative

“That and business is evil and this re-enforces that lie.”

Good point. Never waste an opportunity to demonize capitalism.


8 posted on 01/08/2013 7:56:20 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: SeekAndFind
LASt night I saw Scott Rasmussen discussing the Fiscal Cliff debacle with Stephen Moore of WSJ and Isabel Sawhill of Brookings Inst..They touched on the poll stat that 54% of the voters (D) support Obama's fiscal policy. NONE OF THEM could bring themselves to ask the obvious question of, "What do these people do for a living?"

Now that most of America works for the government,in a union job or not at all, this situation ain't getting better. I think we can expect extended democrat control as America goes the way of Detroit.

9 posted on 01/08/2013 7:56:28 AM PST by Baynative (Those that work for a living are now outnumbered by those that vote for a living.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What does Obamacare improve on? Where and how does Obamacare help healthcare at all? Justice Roberts says Obamacare is a TAX.......it is becoming apparent that Obamacare is like a canker sore; very painful and can pop up at anytime...like Obamacare...for no rhyme or reason.


10 posted on 01/08/2013 8:04:02 AM PST by yoe
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To: Iron Munro

:: you are not free from the consequences of your choice. ::

Not true. The Dhimmicrats are willing to re-distribute those consequences to more responsible Americans.


11 posted on 01/08/2013 8:07:27 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Odd that it's not in the news, but Target Inc. is doing the same thing.

5.56mm

12 posted on 01/08/2013 8:15:17 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Baynative
"NONE OF THEM could bring themselves to ask the obvious question of, "What do these people do for a living?"

According to BLS, the Employment-Population Ratio was 58.6% for Dec 2012 -- so the most likely answer is -- "nothing"!

13 posted on 01/08/2013 8:17:05 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds like it’s the front line service workers. If that’s your “career” then you’ve screwed up royally and need to move on to a real job anyway. Grab those bootstraps and get to pullin’.


14 posted on 01/08/2013 8:18:26 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: brownsfan

I’ll be interested to see if this decision survives the next 72 hours of the news cycle.

When Denny’s and Olive Garden talked about doing this the Obama Twitter Mobs were unleashed, convincing them that they were staring at the face of a boycott by 93% of the American public. So they backed down.

My guess is Wendy’s Corporate is getting bombarded right now and will be leaning on this franchisee to do an about-face.

The Obamaites appear to have a very well-developed Immune Response.


15 posted on 01/08/2013 8:22:36 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind
If the Republican party still existed this admitted foreign born twice unconstitutionally elected POTUS would have been out long ago. Matter of fact he wouldn't have even gotten close to running in the first place, would have been disqualified long ago.

So who is left? Who has the power and guts to expose this hoax? This hoax is ending this country. We are 2 months out of the election and he's just getting started. We got FOUR more YEARS of this BS! Maybe Clint can help?

Fresh on the heels of last night’s bombshell from Breitbart.com, in which the news site uncovered a 1991 promotional booklet for Barack Obama stating that he was “born in Kenya,” comes another stunning piece of evidence, from a much more reputable source.

It turns out the Associated Press is a “birther” organization. It must be, based on this 2004 story that the nation’s largest news agency ran.

Kenyan-born US Senate hopeful, Barrack Obama, appeared set to take over the Illinois Senate seat after his main rival, Jack Ryan, dropped out of the race on Friday night amid a furor over lurid sex club allegations.

This report, published Sunday, June 27, 2004 by the Kenyan Standard Times, was syndicated world-wide.

That’s not all.

On January 8, 2006, the Honolulu Advertiser also reported that Barack Obama was born outside the United States:

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2006/Jan/08/ln/FP601080334.html

So what’s the deal? Were these stories erroneous in there reporting about the birthplace of President Barack Obama, or do you think he was really born outside the United States?

You can view a large screenshot of the Standard’s story below (click to enlarge), and read the whole article here:

http://web.archive.org/web/20040627142700/eastandard.net/headlines/news26060403

http://www.zimbio.com/Barack+Obama/articles/F_PxBQ4Hi3B/Associated+Press+Obama+Kenyan+Born+PHOTO

16 posted on 01/08/2013 8:23:50 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“The Obamaites appear to have a very well-developed Immune Response.”

I heard something on the radio yesterday that makes perfect sense, and explains a lot.

The left, by their very nature, are collectivists. They thrive in an environment where they are directed, and are subservient to the cause. This explains their organization.

The right, buy their nature, are individualists. We tend to put emphasis on freedom, and doing as we choose, not following the group. This may explain part of our organizational dysfunction.


17 posted on 01/08/2013 8:33:43 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: brownsfan

I laugh at all nincompoops who voted for LIBs, DIMs and nobama. I believe they are getting what they deserve. Bwahahahahahahahahaha.


18 posted on 01/08/2013 8:43:50 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Walmart in NY State and California is also going with parttime employees- employees are mad, saying “Obama did it!”


19 posted on 01/08/2013 8:54:51 AM PST by bunkerhill7 (o)
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To: bunkerhill7

RE: employees are mad, saying “Obama did it!”

This is NY and California. Who did they vote for?

Chances are, it’s Obama. Tell them to enjoy the consequences of their choice.


20 posted on 01/08/2013 8:56:58 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Buckeye McFrog
My buddy works for his Father In Law, they have a small moving company.

I was in the office the morning after the election and over heard them discussing stuff.

I've been friends of the family for close to 25 years, so I get a lot of the inside scoop of what goes on. They told me that Obamacare will cost them about $1100 a month PER EMPLOYEE.

I don't even care if the number is over estimated by 1/2. If at half that $550 a month per person, thats $6,600 a year per person. Multiply that times 50 employees and your at $330,000.

How many small businesses can absorb $330,000???

Denny's and Olive Garden may have "changed" their minds, but in the long run they'll all jump on board.

Small franchise owners can't handle that expense, no matter what corporate wants.

In the end, you'll see a cascade affect as companies do this.

A few years ago I was out of work for too long, and insurance was running out. COBRA insurance was going to cost over $875 a month. Obamacare gives new requirements that will drive costs up more, so that $875 is probably close to the $1100 my buddy quoted.

21 posted on 01/08/2013 9:48:13 AM PST by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: brownsfan
The American public, completely lacking in critical thinking skills, takes this reporting as fact.

My wife goes to a Mah Jongg party every week with some women who are not stupid (I've met 'em.) Yet . . . "The economy is getting better. Unemployment is down to 7.8%" "Where did you hear that?" "CNN".

22 posted on 01/08/2013 10:00:23 AM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: SeekAndFind
$150 a month for health insurance??? Thats $1800 a year in premiums. What kind of insurance will you get for $150 a month??? Especially since Obamacare has mandated coverages.

The insurance I have allows me $1500 in yearly dental coverage alone. I have a $250 medical deductible with an 80%/20% split there after, except for major medical(which I don't know off hand)

I'm 50, so I'm using near all my dental every year. And I've paid more than my deductible for medical every year for the last at least 5 years. Plus going in for a yearly eye exam. I'm using over $1800 in insurance payments, and insurance companies aren't out there to lose money.

Now insurance companies have to carry kids until they are 26. That drives up insurance costs.

A number of years ago my insurance was running out. COBRA was going to cost $875 a month.

23 posted on 01/08/2013 10:00:23 AM PST by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The IRS recently changed the definition and now if you have 100 PT employees it equals 50 FT.


24 posted on 01/08/2013 10:14:14 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: M Kehoe

I am friends with a gentleman who owns 40 or so Pizza Hut’s in various states and he told me as off January 1st of this year all his employees except for management were getting 28 hrs. a week.

I work at community college which are notorious for hiring temporary full time and temp. part time help. In December they fired every full time/temp help and told them in January they could come back but only for 20 hrs. a week and they would never get over 80 hrs. in a month because the college did not have funds to pay into their retirement accounts which according to the HR office they now have to pay if any employee gets 100 hrs. in a 30 day period. The result, lots of unhappy little liberals angry at their king in Washington. Oh well, watching liberals squirm is pleasant...


25 posted on 01/08/2013 11:44:49 AM PST by sarge83
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