Local governments cutting part-timer’s hours as Obamacare gets close to full implementation

But you thought health care costs would be lower and you could still keep your doctor and health care plan? President Obama lied to you, and we told you he was not telling the truth. When you mandate benefits not required before, costs go up. When the costs for business – or government – go up, administrators have decisions to make.

From IBD.

[W]hile private companies are getting all this unwelcome and hostile attention, local governments across the country have been quietly doing exactly the same thing — cutting part-time hours specifically so they can skirt ObamaCare’s costly employer mandate, while complaining about the law in some of the harshest terms anyone has uttered in public.

The result is that part-time government workers — many of them low-income — face pay cuts that can top $3,000 a year, and yet will still be left without employer-provided benefits.

Some examples…

  • In Kansas -New fees and obligations have administrators wondering where they will find the money to cover the costs
  • Dearborn, Mich. – The city’s policy limits part-time and seasonal employees to 28 hours per week
  • Indiana – Some Indiana schools cut hours of part-time workers to avoid Obamacare requirements

The IBD article has 10 more examples. I’ll be waiting for the main stream media and Twitter feeds to light-up with the news, as government patrons start suggesting boycotts on the cities and towns who are cutting the hours, pay and benefits to part-time employees.

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Steve McGough

Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. yeah on June 20, 2013 at 8:37 am

    stimulus, response.? so easy an amoeba can understand it.

  2. Dimsdale on June 20, 2013 at 9:08 am

    I guess they will really need that “free” ?bamacare now!
    They never learn: similar employment cutoffs made France the “land of the 49 employee business”, but in the insanity we call politics, doing the same stupid thing over and over and over again will surely work this time!

  3. Dimsdale on June 20, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Are they still “unintended consequences” when the clods don’t bother to read the bill and haven’t a clue as to its contents??? President included….

  4. JollyRoger on June 20, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Murphy’s Law states that every solution creates two new problems. ?Obama has thrown an exponential curve into that equation!

  5. Gary J on June 20, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhyes “free health care”? Obama stash. “free phones” funny I am 65 and haven’t gotten a free thing as yet. Not counting those papers wrapped in plastic that they toss at the end of my driveway.

  6. Lynn on June 20, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    In a perverse way, it is one way to cut government workers. However, I don’t look forward to the strikes and potential violence on the horizon.

  7. Tim-in-Alabama on June 21, 2013 at 3:40 am

    Local governments are legally structured as municipal corporations so this is simply another example of corporate greed.

  8. JollyRoger on June 23, 2013 at 12:12 am

    And now the smartest president ever has aimed his focus onto immigration and “climate plan 2”. ?Obama is destroying our nation quick as a tornado thru a trailer park!


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