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Surprise: PA College
Slashes Instructors´ Hours
to Avoid Obamacare

Breitbart Big Government, by Wynton Hall

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Posted By:Ecclesiastes, 11/23/2012 3:13:21 PM

Pennsylvania´s Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is slashing the hours of 400 adjunct instructors, support staff, and part-time instructors to dodge paying for Obamacare. "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," said adjunct biology professor Adam Davis.
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They´re finally teaching something in this school.

Now, THAT´S education!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dipi, 11/23/2012 3:17:39 PM     (No. 9030858)

Will be good to see how liberal academia likes them apples.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: god of irony, 11/23/2012 3:17:54 PM     (No. 9030860)

But, but, but, that´s not in my socialist utopia textbook.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dr.lakerman, 11/23/2012 3:18:47 PM     (No. 9030862)

The Kenyacare law has a reachback position in it. The IRS will look at a particular employee that the employer will say is not covered, and look back for the previous 12 months, to count hours of work. (They anticipated that some employers would do reductions in work hours to avoid paying for the coverage.
So CCAC made a nice try, but for the first year of compulsory coverage, this sort of action won´t work.
The other part of Kenyacare is that it defines a fulltime employee as one who works 30 hours per week. So an otherwise 3/4 time employee, he or she magically becomes fulltime.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 11/23/2012 3:19:12 PM     (No. 9030863)

I´d be willing to bet 99.9% of those folks voted for 0--and did their best to influence their mush-brained young charges to do so too. On that assumption, my sympathy meter is not moving much off zero.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: KTWO, 11/23/2012 3:35:06 PM     (No. 9030877)

Coming soon to your friends, relatives, and neighbors from sea to shining sea.

With A Cast Of Millions.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 11/23/2012 3:35:06 PM     (No. 9030876)

Payback for your misguided liberal vote for O Hussein. Aint that a bee-yatch?

"We dont have the money to pay for it"....Why dont you tell that to NINNY PELOUSY???

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 11/23/2012 3:43:18 PM     (No. 9030884)

This will lead to long lists of ´exempted´ enterprises based on political ´acceptability´ of this or that company. The whole goal of control is to be able to sell licence and exemption. That´s why lefties are big on creating lots of laws but weak on enforcement.
There is no profit in equal enforcement.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/23/2012 4:00:28 PM     (No. 9030906)

Better that our kids become plumbers and electricians, their jobs won´t be outsourced. Why go into debt to listen to commie liberals preach claptrap and PAY for it!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 11/23/2012 4:03:14 PM     (No. 9030911)

This doesn´t hit the tenured crowd yet

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Reply 10 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 11/23/2012 4:03:21 PM     (No. 9030912)

I guess they were too worried about free abortions and birth control to think about the impact on their jobs. A $12 pack of BC pills is looking mighty cheap right now compared to losing a quarter of your income.



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Reply 11 - Posted by: Keekng, 11/23/2012 4:12:35 PM     (No. 9030921)

You have to wait until you can read it to find out what is in it. Hahahahaha

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/23/2012 4:16:39 PM     (No. 9030924)

The more liberals who get slapped with this the better. Wonder if these idiots have to buy their own BC now.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Susannah, 11/23/2012 4:21:15 PM     (No. 9030928)

What did any sentient being think would happen? When Deval Patrick signed a law requiring Massachusetts employers to provide health insurance for those working 20 hours a week, all those employees got their hours reduced to 15. No health insurance, and less money.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: hoosierblue, 11/23/2012 4:21:53 PM     (No. 9030930)

They haven´t seen anything yet. They are getting what they deserve.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: dcomd, 11/23/2012 4:40:02 PM     (No. 9030941)

Sorry Prof. Davis, but my give-a-damn´s busted!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: QRP, 11/23/2012 4:41:25 PM     (No. 9030943)

The 12 month reachback should begin the first of next year which is why cutbacks in hours are ramping up this year.
I suppose they could just hire contractors and get around it that way.


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Reply 17 - Posted by: sg, 11/23/2012 4:53:39 PM     (No. 9030956)

Some restaurant chains are doing the same thing--limited part-timers´ hours to no more than 29/week. When I was in school many years ago, as a part-timer you could always ask the boss for a few more hours here and there, particularly if you needed the dough, and if he was short of hands on a particular day he´d usually be glad to oblige. Not anymore. The pigs in Congress who voted for this monstrosity (while exempting themselves, of course) are the ones to thank. And most of them were reelected a couple of weeks ago. We truly get the government we deserve.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Pros7767, 11/23/2012 5:09:33 PM     (No. 9030967)

The chickens are just starting to come home to roost for the libs. This could be fun, except for the poor people who were smart enough to vote for Romney.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: joew9, 11/23/2012 5:13:01 PM     (No. 9030970)

These small colleges commonly have mostly part time teachers who have other jobs or are semi-retired. Part time college teaching does not pay well compared to remaining a scientist elsewhere. (As for liberal arts teachers, neither I nor Sheldon cares)

And often these teachers have their health insurance provided elsewhere.

OBMCR imposes a rule requiring an added expense if the hours exceed 30. So it makes sense that the college tells all of their part timers to not exceed 30 per week. It might be eventually ruled they are not impacted if the part timer has insurance elsewhere. But OBMCR is a mess of rules, most of which were written badly, others which are yet to be written, and others which are going to be written by vindictive federal government bureaucrats who hate anything that is not federal government.


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Reply 20 - Posted by: JHSMom02, 11/23/2012 5:22:44 PM     (No. 9030981)

Dear Unions,

If the adjunct professors do unionize, they can kiss even those part time jobs goodbye. What is necessary to teach in a community college? Is it a masters or a doctorate in a particular field? Guess what, there are many unemployed/retired seniors who would welcome the part time teaching gigs to supplement social security. There is a certain amount each senior can earn and still qualify and not have to repay S.S. I know. I´m married to one. Oh, and they don´t need the medical. They have medicare. And they usually don´t like unions either. Community colleges are going to start looking at employing grandpa and grandma. And they don´t want to work full time anyway. Win/win for the schools and the seniors. Sincerely, a senior grandma.


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Reply 21 - Posted by: JustCause, 11/23/2012 5:27:04 PM     (No. 9030988)

Hey Professor

A wise man once said: Life is Hard, Life is Harder when You´re Stupid.

LOL - We told you this would happen.

You´ll get another slap in the face when your kid breaks a bone and you take him to the hospital. Lines, wait times, death panels, IRS agents not Doctors in abundance.

You would think a Biology Professor could connect the dots as life itself is dependent on structure - kidney is useless without heart to pump blood, lungs to oxygenate
blood, etc. Humans couldn´t live without Carbon atoms.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: thelmalou, 11/23/2012 5:28:27 PM     (No. 9030992)

Newsflash - Elections have consequences! Who knew?!?!?


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Reply 23 - Posted by: pindarjr, 11/23/2012 5:36:11 PM     (No. 9031002)

In a related story, CCAC announced that all its adjunct professors have been enrolled in its new mandatory course: Economics 101.

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