So one of the clauses in Obamacare is that soon 30 hours a week will be considered full time employment. Here’s what’s going to happen with that, all the people who work on a part time basis on paper (i.e., they work 30+ hours a week, but are not considered full time for various reasons) are going to get fucked hard by this. This is a very common thing in retail and restaurants and to a degree in trades and construction, it’s not that unusual in certain offices either, particularly on the lower end of the wage scale. Those people are now going to get bumped back to 20-25 hours, or paid under the table if it’s an independent operation, major corporations aren’t going to pay under the table. These workers will have to find an additional job to supplement their income, and they may already have two+ jobs already. Of course everyone else is going to be doing the same, and as it is a lot of these base level jobs are being held by older people who are holding off leaving the workforce, and younger people with degrees who are stuck in lower jobs due to the bad economy.
The other thing will be the limitations on those employees, many of them are under conflict of interest clauses, as an example (I don’t know what any of these companies’ clauses are, this is a hypothetical), if you work at Toys’R'Us and primarily work in electronics and video game consoles, you might not be able to work at Gamestop or Best Buy due to conflict of interest clauses in your contract. So then you have to hope that Petco, Bubba’s Lawn Care, McDonald’s or Family Dollar are hiring, and you’re going to have heavy competition for even those. This is going to be devastating to anyone who is just starting out in the workforce, or someone of limited means trying to make a living or career, Obamacare is literally making it to where they don’t stand a prayer of success. But hey, there’s always welfare to fall back on, right?
Socialism is fueled by hopelessness, human misery is more valuable than gold to them.