To deal with #Obamacare, school district cuts employee hours

Posted by: Phineas on May 31, 2013 at 3:59 pm

**Posted by Phineas

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

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

A little Blue on Blue action for your Friday, as one liberal constituency, school district employees, feels the pain to satisfy the demands of another, the “free healthcare and unicorns for everyone” crowd.

Elections. They have consequences:

1 [sic] of Indiana’s largest school districts is cutting the hours of 610 part-time teaching aides and cafeteria workers to save money and to avoid providing them health insurance under the federal health care overhaul.

Fort Wayne Community Schools Chief Financial Officer Kathy Friend says it’s cutting their hours from 30 to 25 each week beginning June 3 because insurance would have cost $10 million. Beginning in January, large employers must offer health insurance to those who work at least 30 hours per week.

Friend told The Journal Gazette for a story Monday the insurance matter is “something that almost all employers with part-time employees are trying to resolve.”

And I don’t blame the school district one bit. They have a certain amount of dollars to work with each year, but their costs are going to go up tremendously in 2014 if they don’t make changes. Labor is another cost, so there’s a logical place to make cuts. Sadly, it looks like those targeted are also those who already make the least.

Once again, the progressive failure to understand basic economics and human nature winds up hurting those they claim they want to help.

via Conservative Intelligence Briefing

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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6 Responses to “To deal with #Obamacare, school district cuts employee hours”


  1. Lorica says:

    Just seems like in this liberal world the rich keep getting richer and the poor get the shaft. – Lorica

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    @Lorica–See, that’s what we were told would happen if we voted for Romney and boy, were they right.

    The aides and cafeteria workers will get neither hours nor insurance but the unionized teachers (term used loosely) will still have their protected and exalted status, getting as much time off at Christmas as most people get all year. And they will never get out of a walk nor carry anything heavier than a book.

    “As creeping ivy clings to wood or stone,
    And hides the ruin it feeds upon.”–William Cowper

  3. Brontefan says:

    Lorica, the wealthiest–who have already made their fortunes under Capitalism–want socialism for the rest of us.

  4. Carlos says:

    Wait until the “teachers” (some of whom can’t read worth a lick, many of whom can’t spell, and most of whom can’t put a coherent sentence to paper) get their ObamaCare bills, since they will either be losing their current insurance or will be taxed for “golden policies.”

    And there won’t be three of them in the entire city that will be able to figure out their tin god is making them pay for what little ObamaCare the short-shrifted, non-union part-timers can get. Heck, even the union bosses in the big unions are starting to figure out that whatever “honor” there was “between thieves” (Obama/Dems and the union bosses) is rapidly dissipating.

  5. Lorica says:

    @Brontefan :) I was talking about the liberal world that is the public education system, the world in general. How many of these individuals will continue to vote for Dems??

    The thing I can’t shake is that this thing, people losing their hours, it isn’t so unintended. – Lorica