A Pennsylvania college has cut the work hours of all instructors to avoid the costs of Obamacare.


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It ain’t just restaurants: A Pennsylvania college has cut the work hours of all instructors to avoid the costs of Obamacare.

And we’ve only just begun. Under Obamacare the costs for employing anyone full time will be so high that soon most companies will realize they have no choice but to make as many of their staff part-timers as possible.

However, it is this quote, from one of the instructors who almost certainly voted for Obama, that makes me want to scream.

It’s kind of a double whammy for us because we are facing a legal requirement [under the new law] to get health care and if the college is reducing our hours, we don’t have the money to pay for it.

You’re a damn college professor and you didn’t have the brains to figure this out before the election?

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  • I’m reminded of the words of the philosopher John Lennon:

    “You say you want a revolution. . . ”

    It’s not like many, many people didn’t predict these things 2 1/2 years ago; they did. It’s not like we didn’t have 50 years of other people’s experience in socialized medicine to draw upon; we did.

    “. . . we’d all like to see the plan.”

    “You’ll have to pass it to see what’s in it” Nancy Pelosi

    “It’s kind of a double whammy for us because we are facing a legal requirement [under the new law] to get health care and if the college is reducing our hours, we don’t have the money to pay for it.”

    I’d like to think that as the scales fall from people’s eyes, they’ll come to see just how duplicitous and malignant the Democratic Party is. But my experience with the human capacity for self-delusion tells me otherwise.

  • Pzatchok

    Ahh…

    And the dreams of academia meet the practicality of the real world.

  • JGL

    50 percent of Americans have chosen “things” (with the help of a misguided / pressured Supreme Court Chief

    Justice) over the foundational concepts of their Constitution.

    Reality is just over the horizon.

  • We CC instructors see the real world in our students’ faces every day. Most of them have jobs, many are also supporting families. If this story is an example of things to, come community and technical colleges will be hard hit by Obamacare. Students will see increased class sizes and higher tuition. Adjunct faculty, who are poorly paid and rarely get benefits, often have second jobs to survive. Now they may leave teaching entirely or scramble to find a third gig. The damage to our nation by (In)Justice Roberts is incredible. And the worst is yet to come.

  • JGL

    The government now owns the people.

    The Chief Justice, whether by miscalcualation or by design has delivered the people, either way the deed is done.

    I have come to the conclusion that these things do not happen by chance.

  • joe

    This irony would be delicious if I could avoid the consquences!

  • JGL

    And this is only the begining, think about 5 or 10 years from today.

    The people have traded their freedom for things, Benjamin Franklin would be proven correct.

  • I think the people will yet have something to say about this. But it won’t be pretty.

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