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Dunkin' Donuts Challenges Obamacare's Full-Time Worker Definition
- Thursday, 28 February 2013 08:08
- Written by The Loyal Opposition
Obamacare includes a provision that forces employers to offer full health care insurance to any employee working at least 30 hours a week. By expanding employer-based coverage to these part-time workers, companies take on new costs, which end up amounting to millions of dollars. Dunkin' Donuts, the popular donut chain, is joining the fight against Obamacare and the full-time employee mandate, hoping to change the definition of a full-time employee to 40-hours per week, the standard amount.
When Obamacare was rammed into law, it's full intent was known to its authors. These little details, which amount to significant changes, were written into Obamacare so that the Health and Human Services (HHS) department and the White House could do what they pleased. Effectively, part-time workers turned into full-time employees by fiat through a single White House mandate. Many businesses, especially restaurant chains, are lobbying to have it changed because it will cost millions of dollars, costs of which will get passed onto consumers. Your munchkin donuts will go up in price.
By changing the definition of a part-time employee behind closed doors shows how much President Obama believes the government should control every aspect of an individual's life. This move will increase costs for every American and will cause companies to fire employees because they can't afford to pay them because of the enormous costs of Obamacare.
The Loyal Opposition is a contributing editor for Habledash.