Skip to comments.Universities Slash Teachers' Hours to Evade ObamaCare
Posted on 01/22/2013 8:06:59 AM PST by NCjim
If you want someone to lie to you and tell you how troubling it is when anyone's income is cut in Obama's economy, you'll want to stop reading right about now. I'm only willing to go as far as to say that I wish ObamaCare wasn't the cause of all this. But it simply is a beautiful thing to see the very institutions that carry Obama's water and attempt to brainwash more of his minions, deal first-hand with the consequences of their thoughtless advocacy:
A new piece in the Wall Street Journal reports that many colleges are cutting back on the number of hours worked by adjunct professors, in order to avoid new requirements that they provide healthcare to anyone working over 30 hours per week. This is terrible news for a lot of people; 70 percent of professors work as adjuncts and many will now have to cope with a major pay cut just as requirements that they buy their own health insurance go into effect.
No, it's not terrible news.
This is America. These people will get health care through ObamaCare, and no one's going to starve.
Liberals mugged by reality is always welcome news.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
Cue the ha-ha kid
I guess only elementary school, and some high school teachers count as important, in Obamaland.
Here in Colorado a lot of money and effort is being spent by CCCS (Colorado Community College System) to dodge Obamacare. I find this endlessly amusing since I doubt there is a person in the chain of command who didn’t vote for the clown. Of course dodging Obamacare amounts to shafting the adjunct instructors who are the bottom of the educational food chain. As usual a government program manages to hurt the people it claims to help. What a shock. Also on the amusing side, most of the adjuncts were also pro-clown voters. Just deserts? Yes.
That is funny.
They won’t exactly get health care, as we think of health care, through Obamacare. They will get a little card saying they are entitled to health care, but what they will really get - long waits, rationing, substandard care by indifferent providers, lots of doctors from foreign countries, and a handful of nighty-night pills when they are deemed to be too old or too sick to be worth saving.
I just wish these jerks weren’t dragging us down to socialist hell with them.
They don’t care. They will find some Republican to blame. They will probably demand the firing of conservative professors in order to offset the cuts.
It IS a beautiful thing to see the useful idiots get their comeuppance...
I have found this trend endlessly amusing. But it will get even better when they start cutting administrative assistants down to 25 hrs a week.
The ponzi schemes of liberalism are teetering and will soon come crashing down.
When liberalism fails,love it.
I feel so bad for these libs. (I will now sit down so I don’t fall over from laughter).
That's where I'd place my money. They will never learn the truth, because they don't want to know the truth. Progressivism is a secular religion, with its own set of dogmas.
Take that for the team comrades..there is more to come where that came from!
“B-b-but we serve the common gooood! How can this be happening??”
Own it, eat it, choke on it.
It isn’t too much different that what businesses do during most major recessions:
They dismiss a full-time [40 hour/week] employee and turn around and hire 2 temp employees at 20 hours/week each.
That not only saves them the probable higher wage the full-timer was getting, but it also saves on benefits [holidays, sick days, vacation days, health care, etc.] Additionally, by going through a temp agency, the company can deduct part of the expense to the agency.
I’m grinning from ear to ear!
“They wont exactly get health care, as we think of health care, through Obamacare. They will get a little card saying they are entitled to health care, but what they will really get - long waits, rationing, substandard care by indifferent providers, lots of doctors from foreign countries, and a handful of nighty-night pills when they are deemed to be too old or too sick to be worth saving.”
I think the distinction is that they will get “coverage” but they will not get “healthcare”
It’s funny ‘cuz the teachers did it to themselves. Do liberals who vote for Obama think they’ll somehow be magically exempted from the consequences of his policies?
I am an adjunct professor in California. I voted against the prop 30 tax increase and against every dem running for office. People here are living under the illusion that prop 30 is a golden goose that has solved the community college budget crisis. Once they realize that this Ponzi scheme will make matters much worse it will be too late. Obamacare is just another nail in the already nailed shut coffin.
He would probably argue today that we don’t have single payer health care yet and Republicans are standing in the way.
Rainbows and skittle passing unicorns will then appear like the great pumpkin for those that believe.
They don’t believe in the concept of “consequences”,
that’s why they’re liberals.
One of the siren songs of liberalism is that someone else will always be forced to pay for the consequences of your choices.
Gee, that’s a shame.
Looks the chickens are coming home to roost for them liberals!
Universities and NGO’s and Non-profits are all the worst organizations about giving benefits. They expect their employees to be rich kids with trust funds and then pay the few top people 6 figure salaries with benefits.
You’d think those self-righteous full professors pulling down $150,000+ per year plus great bennies (even at the so-called community colleges)would take a cut in pay to help their less fortunate colleagues, wouldn’t you. It would only be fair. Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
I know personally 2 people who this is happening to.
It is both sad and beautiful at the same time. I hate to see them get whacked economically ... but they voted for it.
Very conflicting feelings. If it weren’t people who I know personally and care about I don’t think I would be so conflicted.
It would be fun to videotape someone pointedly asking the 150K per year professors to give up half of their salary so the adjunct professors don’t have to eat pet food to survive.
Equaling the outcome was mentioned just yesterday by Obama.
Yes, and “coverage” and $1 will get you a very small cup of coffee.
This would be a beautiful thing if some liberals would become awakened by this.
They won’t. Liberalism means you never have to say you were wrong.
Adjuncts don’t make anywhere near that amount.
Tenured professors do and they already have it made.
Of course, tenure is a dying system itself, so fewer and fewer people will be getting on that gravy train. But the ones that are already on it won’t be affected by Obamacare.
Do the right thing then. Send them a case of cat food and a picture of the HA HA kid. (Anonymously of course)
Who are these adjuncts that get get that many hours. Here in Va we get 5-15 per week.
Great that this happens to the instigators of
“progressive-ism” in our youth...
Hoisted on their own petard...
Agree. When I was one, I got 5 hours/week!
Oh they are quite concerned about the whole thing. I work at a community college and in December they pulled in every part time or temporary full time employee and fired them all 3 days before Christmas.
Then told them they could all come back in January but could only work 20 hrs. a week and they could never have more than 100 hrs. in a calendar month.
The pissing and moaning from the staff and faculty was something to behold. My response when they started bellyaching to me was YOU ASKED FOR IT when you voted for your king and obamacare, I TOLD YOU SO.
Now the adjunct faculty are getting hit, more wailing and moaning. Welcome to the obama economy, isn’t it wonderful where if you can work 3 jobs 20 hrs a week suckers!
It’s fun and sad to watch their flailing about, being typical liberals and not knowing what to do to fix their screw up.
I am one of the few conservatives on campus and most leave me alone. I do not generally go around proclaiming my politics but on the other hand will not back down if a liberal shows up at my door wanting their rear end chewed out.
What have your two friends said about it? Do they have buyer’s remorse?
They haven’t discussed it in terms of Obamacare. I’m sure they know but they haven’t mentioned it.