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How's That Obamacare Waiver Workin' Out for Ya?

layopinions Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 8:47 AM
Assuming the number of man-hours stays about the same, when hours per worker are cut, these companies will need to hire more people. The result will be a lower unemployment rate... sort of. The headline U2 number will go down, but the largely ignored U6 number will go UP! The U6 number adds the "underemployed" to the unemployed - that is, those working part-time that are seeking full-time jobs. Obama and the Democrats will take credit for lower unemployment while behind the curtains, their policies will drive down average incomes and increase the number of families (read voters) dependent on government assistance. Either they are evil geniuses or ignorant enablers. And any attempt to stop them will be cast as obstructionism.
wiseone Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 8:57 AM
Sorry.

I failed to read beyond the first paragraph.
wiseone Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 8:56 AM
This post is typical liberal economic ignorance based on the thoroughly false presumption that all things economic remain stagnant and thus all economic calculations are a zero sum game.

The Obamacrats have already increased taxes through Obamacare. The Bush tax rates are expiring on Jan.1. That means higher taxes which means less money in the private sector to buy things like pizza. It also means less growth in the economy, which already is lagging behind the growth of the population.

Shorter hours does not mean more jobs that pay less. It means jobs that pay less which in turn means less money for households to spend on restaurant food (including pizza) which is more expensive than what you can prepare at hom.
MacQ - Texas Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 9:01 AM
I think you ought to read the post again. One of us misunderstood it...
MacQ - Texas Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 8:54 AM
Exactly two years ago this week, the Obama administration announced it had issued more than 100 waivers en masse to a select group of companies, unions and other health insurance providers seeking relief from the onerous federal health care law. The Obamacare waiver winner's club now totals 2,000. Where are they now?

Answer: In the same miserable boat as every other unlucky business struggling with the crushing costs and burdens of the mandate.

Among the first and most prominent recipients of the Obamacare waivers for favors were large restaurant chains that provide low-wage, seasonal and part-time workers with low-cost health insurance plans called...