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There’s Something Sneaky Going on at Colleges Across America [media bias - Obamacare]
yahoo.com ^ | April 23, 2013

Posted on 04/23/2013 1:18:43 PM PDT by grundle

... colleges are reducing "part-time" faculty members' assignments. Because faculty are not hourly workers, this is meant to guarantee that these professors will not be eligible for employer-provided healthcare. It will also reduce these professors' incomes just when they will be responsible for purchasing their own insurance under the new law.

In other words, rather than fulfilling their responsibility under the letter and spirit of the law, most colleges are instead employing legal loopholes and manipulating definitions of faculty work in order to avoid it.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; mediabias; obamacare
There is nothing "sneaky" about what these colleges are doing. The colleges are doing exactly what the critics of Obamacare predicted before Obamacare was even passed.

What is "sneaky" is that:

1) Obama broke his promise to have health care negotiations on C-SPAN.

2) Obama broke his promise that you could keep your health care if you liked it.

3) Obama broke his promise to wait five days before signing Obamacare.

4) Nancy Pelosi said we had to pass the bill to find out what was in it.

5) The mainstream media ignored the predictions of Obamacare critics, and now the mainstream media is falsely calling these colleges "sneaky" for doing the exact same things that the critics predicted before Obamacare was even passed.

6) The media refuses to blame this problem on the actual cause - Obamacare.

1 posted on 04/23/2013 1:18:43 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Live by the bama die by the bama


2 posted on 04/23/2013 1:19:59 PM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: grundle
That's not sneaky. Its intelligent business management when useless voters elect a regime of brainless assclowns.

SnakeDoc

3 posted on 04/23/2013 1:21:47 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: grundle
There’s Something Sneaky Going on at Colleges EVERYWHERE Across America [media bias - Obamacare].

Socialism's entry into society by nature is sneaky.

4 posted on 04/23/2013 1:21:54 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: grundle

I work at a university.

I can’t tell you the screwing we are getting.


5 posted on 04/23/2013 1:21:59 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: SMARTY
I can’t tell you the screwing we are getting.

Sarcasm or you really can't tell us?

6 posted on 04/23/2013 1:24:19 PM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: grundle
"... colleges are reducing "part-time" faculty members' assignments."

Somehow, this will be used to justify hikes in tuition so they can afford to reduce faculty members.

7 posted on 04/23/2013 1:24:42 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: grundle

Obama will easily nip this in the bud. He’ll bypass the congress and the constitution by issuing an executive order correcting the congress’s “loophole” and disallow downgrading full-time employees to part-time as an effort to subvert HIS law.


8 posted on 04/23/2013 1:24:46 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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9 posted on 04/23/2013 1:25:06 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: grundle

You are right. There is nothing sneaky about what the colleges are doing in regard to healthcare. What is sneaky is how much of the actual teaching is done by the adjunct professors who are getting shafted by this.


10 posted on 04/23/2013 1:26:31 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: SMARTY

I am guessing you are working at one of those universities where the head football coach makes between $2 and $6 million a year?


11 posted on 04/23/2013 1:29:19 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: listenhillary

Market Forces at Work.


12 posted on 04/23/2013 1:29:45 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: grundle

BS

Most sessional lecturers never were eligible for health insurance and other benefits. Universities have been screwing over their part-time instructors for years.

THis is a bs article.

The big money in universities is in administration. Not in full-time faculty nor in part-time faculty. Fulltime do get benefits. PTs never did. In between are fulltime non-tenure-track who do get benefits but are on renewable term contracts.


13 posted on 04/23/2013 1:39:07 PM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: grundle
They're really not this stupid. They know exactly why the hours must be cut, and exactly why they must feign outrage.

You have to remember that the only goal of the Left at this point is to overwhelm the system so they can start weeding their garden of undesirables with "assault rifles," after which they get to live in the Walden paradise of their dreams.

That's why they don't want us to have any "assault rifles." They might get hurt while killing us.

14 posted on 04/23/2013 1:39:26 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth." --Alan Greenspan)
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To: grundle

It’s okay, most of these profs voted for Obama and wanted Obamacare. Now they’ll be able to go directly into the wonderful exchanges. No worries for them. THey will love it, this is what they wanted and thought was the right way to do health care in America.


15 posted on 04/23/2013 1:43:26 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: grundle

It’s okay, most of these profs voted for Obama and wanted Obamacare. Now they’ll be able to go directly into the wonderful exchanges. No worries for them. THey will love it, this is what they wanted and thought was the right way to do health care in America.


16 posted on 04/23/2013 1:43:26 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: grundle

I suspect that a lot of those in the college community are going to be getting what they voted for and they won’t like it — professor, student and others.


17 posted on 04/23/2013 1:44:15 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

They’ll whine and complain that their employers are “getting around the intent of the law” by cutting their hours, etc.


18 posted on 04/23/2013 1:45:20 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SMARTY

Adjunct faculty are getting screwed but they were getting hammered anyway.


19 posted on 04/23/2013 1:46:20 PM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: grundle

Colleges using “Loopholes”?

Well - they train the lawyers, don’t they?


20 posted on 04/23/2013 2:00:32 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Well, here in Madistan WI, the UW system has managed to squirrel away 628 million in tuition that “nobody” knew about until today. Maybe they could use those funds they’ve been raping from the students to pay for their “free” healthcare.
They are proposing a 7% increase in tuition for next year because they’re broke.
Them dirty dogs.. All of them.


21 posted on 04/23/2013 2:04:40 PM PDT by BigpapaBo (If it don't kill you it'll make you _________!)
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To: Houghton M.

But isn’t this about adjunct’s that teach 30-hrs or more a week?

Hitting that 30-hr limit means colleges have to provide benefits (medical coverage) they previously didn’t have to. . .correct? I know of several adjunct’s that teach 30-hrs or more a week. . .some at the same college and others teach at various state colleges and put in 30-hrs or more a week.

I am adjunct faculty at a small college, teach one national government class per term. Never paid any attention to the other adjuncts because of two main reasons, 1) I didn’t have to, as I am retired and now try to educate students to teach them to THINK, to keep them from becoming unthinking government drones and, 2) all the other adjuncts are as liberal as they come and I never wanted to listen/associate with them anyway.

(As a side note, one of the faculty was ranting in the lounge about a lottery winner that won hundreds of millions of dollars and how she wanted the government to come in and take that money. You see, the government should decide, like obozo said, that at some point you made enough money, and in the case of the lottery winner, he won too much.)


22 posted on 04/23/2013 2:09:14 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: grundle
In other words, rather than fulfilling their responsibility under the letter and spirit of the law, most colleges are instead employing legal loopholes and manipulating definitions of faculty work in order to avoid it.

Wow! How completely unexpected! I'm certain nobody saw that coming!
23 posted on 04/23/2013 2:16:50 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Milton Miteybad

Most professors and adjuncts are LIBs. So...Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!


24 posted on 04/23/2013 3:16:36 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: BigpapaBo

You’ll never see a slowing in tuition increases as long as essentially unlimited tax subsidized funding is available to students.

“Big Education” is one of the pillars of Democrat funding.


25 posted on 04/23/2013 3:21:13 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Hulka

The story is written so opaquely as to make it impossible to know.

All I know is that my institution for decades has deliberately capped the number of sections a sessional lecturer may teach at two sections a semester(paying now $4000 per class) PRECISELY in order to make it clear that they are not even to be considered as half-time employees and thus not eligible for fringe benefits and also not for unemployment. It’s strictly a contract-work situation.

Some non-tenure-track full-time teachers are paid a full (if very low) salary that includes benefits. They teach 4 sections a semester but also have some service (committee work). For that reason, 2 sections cannot be called 1/2 of a full-time load.

But this article’s intent is to obfuscate.


26 posted on 04/23/2013 3:46:35 PM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: SMARTY

cry me a river. socialist professors are fat and lazy and they don’t do any work anyway. serves them right.


27 posted on 04/23/2013 3:48:33 PM PDT by Psiman (PS I am not a crackpot)
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To: grundle
There is nothing "sneaky" about what these colleges are doing. The colleges are doing exactly what the critics of Obamacare predicted before Obamacare was even passed.

While true, the 'sneaky' part is that these are the liberals that clamored for Obamacare. And are now finding ways out of it. Just as Walmart, McDonalds, etc did. To be ethical, any entity that was a proponent of Obamacare should be caught in its grip. (But of course, all those liberals that were for it are NOT ethical.)
28 posted on 04/23/2013 4:37:05 PM PDT by yorkiemom
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To: Psiman

I’m not a professor. I am just staff... got it?


29 posted on 04/24/2013 4:22:19 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: SMARTY

then why would you choose to work in such a nasty place with all those disgusting people? you have no one to blame but yourself.


30 posted on 04/24/2013 4:15:31 PM PDT by Psiman (PS I am not a crackpot)
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To: Psiman

Well, the job market is SO wonderful I AM looking to move elsewhere.

The Obamacare fiasco is turning what was a good and secure job into something VERY problematic.

Maybe that will help to to comprehend properly


31 posted on 04/25/2013 3:55:04 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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