PA college to cut hours to avoid Obamacare

Posted by: Phineas on November 28, 2012 at 1:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

“But at least we won the election! Obama!!”

Don’t say we didn’t warn you:

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.

On Tuesday, CCAC employees were notified that Obamacare defines full-time employees as those working 30 hours or more per week and that on Dec. 31 temporary part-time employees will be cut back to 25 hours. The move will save an estimated $6 million.

I don’t know how Professor Davis voted, but I’m sure some at least of his affected colleagues voted to reelect Obama and a senator who voted for Obamacare.  Maybe they should have thought more (or at all) about the perverse incentives built into the bill.

‘Cause, y’know, elections have consequences.

PS: The article continues with a representative of the Steelworker’s Union saying the answer to these cuts is to… Wait for it… organize!! Economic reality shall bow before the power of the Almighty Strike!

After all, that did the Baker’s Union so much good with Hostess.

PPS: Yes, this is news from before the holiday. I’m catching up on some interesting stuff.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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4 Responses to “PA college to cut hours to avoid Obamacare”


  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    It is almost a lead pipe cinch Professor Davis voted commiecrat. Whenever you hear Obhammud mention “investing” (dead-end spending) in education this is merely a bone thrown to the college professors who have his heart and back both. The cronyism becomes more apparent when you realize there is no student base to accomodate. We already live in a society that practically has to beg students to come to public school, bribed with “free lunches” in the process. As a result the dropout rate is about one-third to one-half and university admission standards have been lowered. If your heart ain’t in it, get your a*s out.

  2. Carlos says:

    I’m sorry the producers have to pay the price for the stupidity of such professors and the “students” they produced en masse, but they really should have paid attention to the maxim “Be careful what you wish for – you may get it!”

    At least when they (governments, all levels) take more than 50% of my income to pay for all this unconstitutional crap, some of those suckers will be wondering how to pay their mortgages, too, and wondering how they’ll stretch their minimized budgets to buy food through the end of each month.

    And I wonder how many of those socialist toadies think they’re “producers?” What did they ever produce as instructors, other than more socialist toadies and more misery as a result? By the numbers of “educated” younguns that voted for their savior, they couldn’t claim to be producers of more producers, that’s for sure.

  3. Steph says:

    My family doctor and especially his wife (who is his office manager) LOVES Obama. She (wife) has had Obama posters on the office walls since 2008. She has praised up and down O’care. I wonder how she is going to feel when the state (we live in CA) and the feds tells them how much they can charge, how long the office visit should be, what procedures they can do, etc.? They put all the equity in their home into buying the office space. What if the gubmint decides it’s too big and he has to sell or get more doctors in there with him? I foresee hate and discontent coming. What is sad is that wife will not understand what happened and blame the conservatives for it all. I wish I was kidding.

  4. Carlos says:

    Conservatism, (real) self-respect (from accomplishment, not the phony, false crap kids are taught in indoctrination camps these days), individualism, true altruism, all the traits of people who think the government, ANY government, is only a necessary evil to be guarded against will always be the culprits in any socio/political scenario, Steph.

    And the saddest part is, they not only really believe that, they can’t understand why anyone would even begin to think government is not the answer to every problem under the sun.

    And people like us can’t take heart in the fact that such people as the doctor’s wife will be miserable when her savior takes away all her goodies, because we’ll be too busy trying to figure out the best way to get us all out of the mess those mindless, self-absorbed false-empathetic idiots have gotten us into.