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Franchisees Talking About Cutting
Hours To Avoid ObamaCare Fines
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Wendy´s and Taco Bell
Franchisees Talking About Cutting
Hours To Avoid ObamaCare Fines

Slate, by Matthew Yglesias

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/8/2013 3:33:08 PM

One of the least-wise provisions of the Affordable Care Act is a plan to fine firms with over 50 employees that don´t provide health insurance to their workers to the tune of $2,000 per full-time worker. The natural response for many firms is to do exactly what Ned Resnikoff reports some Wendy´s and Taco Bell franchisees are doing and cut workers´ hours to below the 30 hours per week threshold, thus avoiding the fine. (Snip) But we should worry about the longer-term impact here. The origin of this policy, as I understand it, is in concerns expressed

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Every day another provision of Obamacare has the exact opposite affect as to what was promised, and always a negative affect.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ktwo, 1/8/2013 3:41:16 PM     (No. 9105571)

And those who own several franchises probably can adjust their paperwork so each franchise is a different corporation or legal entity.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: graniteman2009, 1/8/2013 3:44:53 PM     (No. 9105579)

Wait till the union health plans "cadillac plans" get hit.

Then it is going to get interesting.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: craige, 1/8/2013 3:51:41 PM     (No. 9105593)

One would assume Obama is economically ignorant. I use to.

Most likely, his economic advisers have already explained the unintended consequences to him. His agenda is probably more important to him, than any hardship to the public.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MattMusson, 1/8/2013 4:00:48 PM     (No. 9105604)

The Media and the Dems will use this as evidence that we ´must have a single payer healthcare system.´

Then, we are really screwed.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 1/8/2013 4:16:10 PM     (No. 9105627)

A nation of massively underemployed folks. Thanks Democrats! That will decrease our total net worth as not only will folks lose health insurance coverage, but 401(k) s as well. And 401(k)s are huge generators of capital in this country. Great job with the liberal giveaway plan that actually decreases coverage and decreases individual wealth but increases dependency on the Nanny State).

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Reply 6 - Posted by: franq, 1/8/2013 4:25:35 PM     (No. 9105647)

Assistant Manager in charge of Fries.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 1/8/2013 5:10:03 PM     (No. 9105724)

Why buy insurance until you have to? ObamaCare has "guaranteed issue" provisions as well - wait until you get sick and buy it then. Insurance companies can´t refuse to cover you, or charge you more.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: thelmalou, 1/8/2013 5:10:27 PM     (No. 9105725)

Exactamundo, #4. This was their goal all along.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: Calico Al, 1/8/2013 5:21:10 PM     (No. 9105747)

Uninformed hit hardest.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 1/8/2013 5:36:56 PM     (No. 9105773)

#9 is correct.

Uninformed 0bama voters wanted 0bama and they got 0bama - and all the baggage.


I hope they enjoy it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: sg, 1/8/2013 5:45:53 PM     (No. 9105786)

read the comments to the article on the slate site...these people are economic illerates. One actually thought the restaurants were cutting hours to make a political statement!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: F16 guy, 1/8/2013 5:46:18 PM     (No. 9105788)

In ABQ NM, they just raised the minimum wage $1/hr on January 1st, to $8.50.

I´ve had to scramble to figure how to keep my business doors open with 35 employees wanting that raise.

The gov´t sure makes it tough to operate a business !

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Reply 13 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 1/8/2013 6:24:43 PM     (No. 9105836)

Is it possible to educate the uninformed voter? I doubt it.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Clark Kent, 1/8/2013 6:24:43 PM     (No. 9105837)

...miss me yet??

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Reply 15 - Posted by: hoosierblue, 1/8/2013 6:51:50 PM     (No. 9105886)

Working out great. Ain´t it folks??

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/8/2013 7:53:50 PM     (No. 9105942)

The answer is- underground businesses. Everyone will operate like illegal Mexicans operating their lawn and shrubbery "landscaping" businesses- cash only, one call/one transaction. Imagine the Utopia of it all!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/9/2013 4:02:40 AM     (No. 9106356)

I agree. I think the black market and under the table work is going to explode as a survival technique.

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