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Monday, February 11, 2013

Obamacare forces states to cut worker's hours

Obama Socialism  =  Equal poverty for all
  • Virginia to cut worker's hours to avoid Marxist Obamacare taxes.
  • Workers worried about shrinking paychecks should call Comrade Obama at 202-456-1111 and thank him for a good screwing.

Thousands of part-time state workers in Virginia are being told they'll be allowed to work no more than 29 hours a week going forward.

The reason: The Marxist Federal Obamacare "Affordable" Care Act requires that employees working 30 hours a week or more receive health care benefits - which would cost Virginia tens of millions of dollars a year.

The new policy will mean a pay cut for many part-timers, including adjunct college professors reports the Virginia Pilot.

The 29-hour limit is on its way to becoming state law, thanks to language inserted into the state budget at the request of Gov. Bob McDonnell's administration. The language appears in both versions of the budget adopted Thursday by the Senate and House of Delegates.

The language limits wage employees - the state's term for those paid by the hour - in all branches of state government to an average of 29 hours a week over the course of a year.

Anticipating legislative approval of the policy, the state Department of Human Resource Management has advised all state agencies to implement it now.

The state has more than 37,000 wage employees. More than 7,000 workers have been working at least 30 hours a week, according to a recent survey taken by the department.

Providing basic health care benefits to those workers and their dependents would cost the state as much as $110 million a year, the department estimates.

Hardest hit by the new policy will be Virginia's 23 two-year community colleges, which collectively employ more part-timers working 30-plus hours a week than any other state agency, according to the survey.

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