August 14, 2013

NBC Reports How Obamacare Is Leading to Full-Time to Part-Time Bust-downs

Lisa Myers reports (HT Gateway Pundit), after an introduction which insults viewers’ intelligence:

The insult to viewers’ intelligence is that this is an “unintended consequence” of Obamacare.

It’s only “unintended” if you didn’t expect it.

Any politician who didn’t expect already-stressed employers to react to Obamacare by cutting hours and their number of full-time employees shouldn’t be in office.

It’s the same logic which has emptied out once thriving cities (assuming that everyone would just continue to accept tax increases, high crime and lousy schools without deciding to move).

Basic econ dictates that people react to the “costs” of continuing to do what they’ve been doing (in money safety, and the well-being of others they care about). If those costs increase, they do less of it.

In this case, employers facing higher costs for full-time hourly workers are deciding to have fewer of them, and to hire new full-timers only rarely.

An emailer predicted that the Obama administration and it press apparatchiks would try at some point to demonize employers for making decisions which are in many cases the difference between business life and death. We’ll see. If they do, it won’t be as effective as such a tactic has been in other countries. But, sadly, it will still probably be more effective than it should be.

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