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College Professors Lose Hours Because of Obamacare

November 27, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Business, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Entitlements, Ethics, Government, Health, Jobs, Law, Liberals, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Regulation, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

One of my favorite stories this week is the college professors at Pennsylvania’s Community College of Allegheny who’ve had their hours cut because of the costly requirements of Obamacare.

One of Obamacare’s changes to general business practices is to make people who work 30 hours or more a “full time worker.” For generations that magic number was 40 hours a week. But now that Obamacare is forcing this change to what is considered a full-timer, businesses across the country are forced to change policies and cut the hours of employees to 25 hours per week.

This is what happened at CCAC. Part time professors, teachers, and other staffers will be cut to 25 hours a week so that these part time workers will remain part time workers and will, therefore, be ineligible for healthcare.

Naturally, some folks are mad. They think the evil taskmasters in charge of the school are violating the “spirit” of Obamacare. United Steelworkers representative Jeff Cech, who has been trying to unionize the college staff, is all upset, too.

“They may be complying with the letter of the law, but the letter of law and the spirit of the law are two different things,” Cech said. “If they are doing it at CCAC, it can’t be long before they do it other places.”

Someone needs to lead this union thug to a newspaper because businesses all across the country have already announced these sort of policy changes.

But what has changed for these college staffers? Not much of anything as far as their status is concerned.

Of course, their status hasn’t changed at all from before Obamacare to afterward. They weren’t full time employees before and they aren’t now, they didn’t get healthcare before and they don’t now. But, I suppose the whiny professors are sort of right. The “spirit” of Obamacare is a Santa Clause-like effort to give people free stuff and with the college cutting hours to thwart that give away, I guess that ‘spirit” was violated.

But here is the thing. Obamacare would have cost the school an additional $6 million taxpayer dollars. So, the “free stuff” would have come from our taxes. As a taxpayer, I salute the college for violating the spirit of Barack “Santa Clause” Obama and his destructive, ruinously expensive Obamacare debacle.

One thing has changed, though. These college workers will now lose hours and income thanks to Barack Obama.

That’s right. Barack Obama is responsible for making low income workers poorer.

Why does Barack Obama hate poor people?

Of course, one is tempted to say these college folk deserve their loss of income. After all, they love them some Obama, they voted for him and they donated heavily to his campaign. They deserve what they get. So, mark me as quite happy for their discomfort.
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“The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it.”
–Samuel Johnson

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, RightPundits.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, AmericanDaily.com, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.

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