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August 14, 2013 - 6:04 pm

A pain that’s currently not covered under the law.

The White House dismisses such examples as “anecdotal.” Jason Furman, chairman of the president’s Council of Economic Advisors, said, “We are seeing no systematic evidence that the Affordable Care Act is having an adverse impact on job growth or the number of hours employees are working. … [S]ince the ACA became law, nearly 90 percent of the gain in employment has been in full-time positions.”

But the president of an influential union that supports Obamacare said the White House is wrong.
“It IS happening,” insisted Joseph Hansen, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers union, which has 1.2 million members. “Wait a year. You’ll see tremendous impact as workers have their hours reduced and their incomes reduced. The facts are already starting to show up. Their statistics, I think, are a little behind the time.”

In a letter to Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill, Hansen joined other labor chieftains in warning that the ACA as presently written could “destroy the foundation of the 40-hour work week that is the backbone of the middle class.”

Saying that the evidence is “anecdotal” does not mean it is false, but it’s a word that will probably mollify the Low Infos.

Until their hours are cut, of course.

The more pain part of this story is that the law isn’t even close to being fully implemented and it is already wreaking havoc with average workers, the lack of up to date studies notwithstanding (they’re coming though). Sky-high unemployment has plagued The Idiot King’s tenure and his vanity project is attacking jobs.

Four more years.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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Too many are reading this Hansen thing and not grasping what's going on. The Dems are laying the foundation for a "we tried and it didn't work" excuse for springboarding to what they really want - socialized medicine. Obamacare was designed to fail, and the starting point of that was making health care coverage untenable for as many people as possible.
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A Recession is when your neighbor loses his job;
A Depression is when you lose your job;
A Recovery is when Obama loses his job!
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I know a flaming liberal whose hours were just cut. He was whining "How am I going to make ends meet on only 28 hours per week?" He went into a long rant about how it was the Republicans' fault when I suggested he was a victim of ObamaCare. These people live in a dream world.
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"In a letter to Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill, Hansen joined other labor chieftains in warning that the ACA as presently written could “destroy the foundation of the 40-hour work week that is the backbone of the middle class.”"

Did someone say something about broken clocks?
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As far as I can tell, it's even worse than that. Joe X earns $20/hour. He is currently grossing $800 per week. When cut to 29 hours, he will be grossing just $580 per week, which is a huge drop. AND now he's on the hook for the individual mandate.

I don't think Joe X will be happy about this.
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I don't blame Obama 100% this has been a Dem plan since Jimmy Carter the LOOSER (please just go away POS) and Clinton- why do you think Obama spent 2009 & 2010 pushing the BS healthcare thru It was to buy Dem votes in Nov 2010
that's all this about- Dem VOTES
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"Looser" is what your pants are after you lose weight.

"Loser" is someone who loses a lot.
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The low information voters are the ones mot likely to get their hours cut. When the finally realize why and who did it, there will be open revolt. No wonder Democrats are worried about the 2014 elections. Hillary should be worried about 2016, too.
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The low information voters will never "realize why and who did it" to them. Don't make plans that "there will be open revolt" from them.
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What everyone on the Right has missed, is that ObamaCare was never meant to succeed. It was always intended to be the last step to a "single payer system"...Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi have never hidden that fact...ever.

Their intent was to ruin the insurance industry so that it wouldn't be able to recover from the abyss that ObamaCare will push them into. We're very nearly there now. In another year, it will happen and the Fed Gov't will end up having to "nationalize" the health care industry. Just wait for it...
1 year ago
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Then we will all be equal - Equally POOR so the Reids & Pelosi's and Hollywood will be our Imperial GODS
1 year ago
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No, Rich, I still think that is very unlikely. The reason is that as ObamaCare becomes more and more obviously a failure, few people will want to give even more power over our medical system to to the people who created the mess.

These guys may have thought of ObamaCare as a step toward single payer, but I doubt any of them really understood how bad ObamaCare would be and how spectacularly it would fail.
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rich vail is right. I have already heard numerous dems on the net admitting obamacare is not working, and that we shuld move to single payer to fix is. It was always their plan, the only real question is whether the MSM will be able to make their lies stick enough so that it will work. Remember the dems already managed to make the lie stick that the financial crisis was caused by an unregulated free market, when the real cause was gov policy like fannie mae and the community redevelopment act, which led to the inflated housing prices that crashed the derivitive market.
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Pelosi, Obama, and Reid fully expected to be able to patch up the Obamacare Frankenbill they rushed into law. But they dawdled and then 2010 happened. Oops!
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No, Rich, if you had been listening in the right spots quite a few of us maintained that all along. It was the Dhimms that swallowed the 'Narrative' that Obamacare was the final solution to health care. Maybe not the kind of final solution they envision but a final solution none the less. (Puns and behind the back references are intentional.)
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“We are seeing no systematic evidence..."

Begs the question... Are they LOOKING for any?

They love their weasel words, don't they?
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Actually, anyone looking at the BLS employment situation can see the damage. The last I looked, of the approximately 950K jobs created this year, about 750K are part time and part time less than 30 hours. Only someone who was programmed to lie could claim there was no evidence, systematic or otherwise.
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I shorten low information voters to lofos
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"...Their statistics, I think, are a little behind the time.”

"Made up" seems more like it.
1 year ago
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"Carefully selected" is the preferred term.

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Part-time Nation
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90% of new jobs have been full time??

But what really shows what is going on in America at least in 2013, is the following summary: of the 953K jobs "created" so far in 2013, only 23%, or 222K, were full-time. Part-time jobs? 731K of the 953K total.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-08-02/obamacare-full-frontal-953000-jobs-created-2013-77-or-731000-are-part-time
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Too many are reading this Hansen thing and not grasping what's going on. The Dems are laying the foundation for a "we tried and it didn't work" excuse for springboarding to what they really want - socialized medicine. Obamacare was designed to fail, and the starting point of that was making health care coverage untenable for as many people as possible.
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And in the bargain, collapsing the private-sector insurance industry in a manner reminiscent of Cortez burning his ships, to motivate the people to move "Forward" into the Progressive dys-, er, Utopia of single-payer.

And thereby cutting themselves off from any work-around when the government, in their statistical-average-driven wisdom, fails to meet their INDIVIDUAL health care needs ... but the Progressives will wax orgasmic over the "fairness" of it all, as the old and infirm are literally regulated to death.
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