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August 21, 2013

ObamaCare Creates Some More Part-Timers

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I was talking with a lady, who is probably in her late 50s, when she told me she was going to start looking for a different job. See, she’s a teller working in the branch of one of the country’s largest banks, and the bank is making some cutbacks, turning its full-time tellers into part-timers (at some branches anyway).

I asked the next question, but I was pretty sure I already knew the answer: How many hours was the bank willing to let her work?  Under 30, she said, which just so happens to be ObamaCare’s dividing line between those who must be covered with employer-provided health insurance and those who don’t.

We’ll hear a lot more about the “29-ers” in the coming months—in fact, we have been for months. But the media will have to do some digging to find them. Most businesses want making these 29-er cutbacks don’t want any public attention. They know that unions and President Obama’s hordes of minions and (often taxpayer-funded) community organizers could decide to protest, harass, accuse and slander such businesses.

 Welcome, to Obama’s economy, which seems a lot like English political philosopher Thomas Hobbes’ “state of nature,” where he described life as “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short.” 

Pathetically, Team Obama doesn’t seem to have a clue about what they have done to the economy. They think it’s still Bush’s fault, or Republicans’ fault, or anybody’s fault but the administration that imposed its policies on the economy.

The teller told me she was just too old to have to work two jobs, so she was hoping to find a full-time job somewhere else. I wished her luck. And in the Obama economy, she’ll need it.

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