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Retailers Slash Work Hours Rapidly Ahead Of ObamaCare
Investors Business Daily ^ | 5/3/2013 | Jed Graham

Posted on 05/07/2013 10:35:09 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat

Retailers are cutting worker hours at a rate not seen in more than three decades — a sudden shift that can only be explained by the onset of ObamaCare's employer mandates.

Read More At Investor's Business Daily: http://news.investors.com/economy/050313-654674-retail-workweek-3-year-low-on-obamacare.htm#ixzz2Sd5AKiY6 Follow us: @IBDinvestors on Twitter | InvestorsBusinessDaily on Facebook

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; economy; employment; fallout; jobs; obamacare; parttimejobs; retail; socializedmedicine

1 posted on 05/07/2013 10:35:09 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat

They are just Sequestering employee hours.


2 posted on 05/07/2013 10:37:07 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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3 posted on 05/07/2013 10:38:20 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Republican Wildcat

If you double the number of workers but keep the total hours worked exactly the same, does that not equate to a larger workforce and less unemployment - at least statistically speaking?

Is that not a major factor in what is happening to our unemployment stats right now?


4 posted on 05/07/2013 10:39:34 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

On the bright side, we’ll all be free to, as Pelosi said, dedicate our jobless lives to pursuing the fine arts.


5 posted on 05/07/2013 10:39:41 AM PDT by kevao (.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Obama is well on his way to creating the society he wants. A small group of workers paying crushing taxes to support government welfare for a large population of unemployed or semi-employed people who either don’t want to or can’t find full time work with benefits. The more you mandate that employers provide all kinds of benefits to workers, the more you create a dual class society with zero mobility between the classes.


6 posted on 05/07/2013 10:41:37 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Republican Wildcat

What is so funny is watching the liberals twist into knots about the application and following of the laws!

Usually, liberals are all about following the LETTER of the law, even getting thugs, rapists and criminals off by playing stupid word-games with judges, lawyers and juries!

Now, they are all SCREAMING and gnashing their teeth because businesses aren’t following the INTENT of the law (which was to force companies to provide things which they CANNOT afford to provide)!

Proof that Liberalism is a mental disease! You can’t have a FUNCTIONING BRAIN CAVITY and actually want the laws applied/followed one way for one set of people and then want them applied/followed another way for a different set of people!


7 posted on 05/07/2013 10:44:31 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: Republican Wildcat

I dont want to laugh...but you almost have to, at least to avoid crying.

The people wanted this bullshot. We tried to warn you. We tried to tell you to read the bill. You were too busy rubbing you hands together for all of that sweet sweet free healthcare like they have in Swedonia or whatever Eurotrash hole.

Well, enjoy. Use that extra time to have some garage sales because you will have to sell your home to move into quarters fitting of an O-care recipient.


8 posted on 05/07/2013 10:45:35 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: kevao

My traveling flea circus will finally find crowds.


9 posted on 05/07/2013 10:46:52 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

The obamites don’t care. For purposes of reporting in the news, someone who works 29 hours is full time.


10 posted on 05/07/2013 10:47:02 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: TurboZamboni

And I won’t have to wait until I’m an institutionalized Alzheimer’s patient to begin my finger-painting career.


11 posted on 05/07/2013 10:50:52 AM PDT by kevao (.)
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To: cuban leaf

Increasing the payroll while halving the number of hours each may work effectively cuts productivity down by an almost exponential factor. Productivity is what makes capitalism work, as the more productivity, the less the per-unit cost, and the higher wages that can be passed on to the individual worker. At lower cost, a lower price may also be asked of the consumer, increasing competitiveness in the market place.

But now, twice as many people are each being half as much as before, so the average wages FALL, which reflects negatively in the demand for goods and services in the marketplace. People of lower incomes do not shop at Macy’s or Whole Foods. They go to second-hand shops and dig around Dumpsters for their next meal. They double up and share rent on housing, four or five people crammed into a space meant for only one or two. Unconventional sites for housing, such as shipping containers or storage units, are put into use, often in ways that violate any and all of the local codes.

This would best described as a death spiral.


12 posted on 05/07/2013 10:52:58 AM PDT by alloysteel (Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Will Odumbo voters figure it out?

Nah. Too complicated; of course.


13 posted on 05/07/2013 10:53:15 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Republican Wildcat

It is not just retailers who are slashing hours to avoid Obamacare.

Colleges and universities are doing the same thing.

Yesterday it was reported that HEADSTART is slashing hours to avoid buying healthcare for its employees.


14 posted on 05/07/2013 10:53:47 AM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: kevao

I bet there’s an NEA grant for that, too!


15 posted on 05/07/2013 10:55:14 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: cuban leaf

Yes. There was much made this week about the recent 0.2 hours-per-week drop in the average workweek — the equivalent of a loss of some 700K full-time jobs.

http://www.market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=220385


16 posted on 05/07/2013 10:56:09 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: VanDeKoik

Happening all over - exactly the way those of us who opposed it said it would. None of these people will have health insurance, and those who could afford to buy their own policy outside of their employer now can no longer afford it and will have to drop it.

All of the problems we said would happen are happening, none of the miraculous benefits the liberals said would materialize will happen. Now the question is - are the liberals just stupid and believed their own nonsense about this bill, or did they do it intentionally to destroy the system completely to have an excuse to usher in single payer, completely state run healthcare systems?


17 posted on 05/07/2013 10:56:59 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: F15Eagle

They’ll blame it on the Republicans, none of whom voted for the bill.


18 posted on 05/07/2013 10:57:42 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat

Obomba is using the fools of this country to break down this country.

It’s an effective tactic. He has his end-game in sight.

Next up: he’ll be trying to divide along other lines if he can.

He has come to bring fundamental change to America. He has come to divide and neuter America.

And liberal American fools are too blind to see it.


19 posted on 05/07/2013 10:59:39 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: kevao
"On the bright side, we’ll all be free to, as Pelosi said, dedicate our jobless lives to pursuing the fine arts."

Yes we will be free to travel and enjoy ourselves. We will also make the French look like workaholics! ;-)

20 posted on 05/07/2013 11:00:18 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: Republican Wildcat

Yes, they are that stupid.

I debated four of them not 7 or 8 weeks ago. Totally clueless.


21 posted on 05/07/2013 11:00:38 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Folks will have more time now to sit at their 3-D printers and print guns.


22 posted on 05/07/2013 11:01:07 AM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: TurboZamboni

If I snag an NEA grant, then I can afford a ticket to your flea circus. Things are looking up already!


23 posted on 05/07/2013 11:01:56 AM PDT by kevao (.)
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To: Jyotishi

That great jobs report....115, 000 of the i65,000...service jobs...have to hire a few more workers at 28 hrs a week...Not one manufacturing job..and loss of construction jobs... 28 hrs a week plus welfare and Obama phone not bad I guess!!!


24 posted on 05/07/2013 11:05:11 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: kevao

I also accept SNAP and EBT cards for admittance.

All my fleas are farm raised ,organic, and fair trade certified.


25 posted on 05/07/2013 11:05:37 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

There’ll be a lot of 58 hour/ 2 job people, too, the people trying to get ahead when only 29 hour/week jobs are available. And OT will be history. Likely, many of them will have voted for The One.


26 posted on 05/07/2013 11:07:01 AM PDT by polymuser ("We have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!" (HRC))
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To: Republican Wildcat
They say that Britain is a nation of shopkeepers.Thanks to a lawyer named Osama Obama the US will become a nation of part-timers....part-timers who'll have to wait six months for a heart operation just like they do in Canada (and Britain).I thank God that Osama Obama will never have to wait six minutes for a heart operation let alone six months.
27 posted on 05/07/2013 11:08:53 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: Republican Wildcat
They’ll blame it on the Republicans, none of whom voted for the bill.

Yes they will, and they will be wildly successful at it too.

28 posted on 05/07/2013 11:09:22 AM PDT by Mark17
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To: Republican Wildcat

In the end I don’t think this will work, for one of two reasons.

1)In order to cut everyone’s hours in half you have to double the size of your staff. Not likely to happen in a society overrun with lazy, shiftless pool of candidates out there. Certainly not while having to compete with Obama benes and welfare.

or

2)Fearing the political damage if this continues, Obama will instruct that “the secretary shall” inflict some brutal punishment on a couple of high-profile employers to make examples of them and scare off the rest.


29 posted on 05/07/2013 11:17:17 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Republican Wildcat

And the unemployment rate drops.

Thank you glorious leader!


30 posted on 05/07/2013 11:34:04 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Alex in chains

-— Colleges and universities are doing the same thing. ——

The college bubble is on the verge of bursting. The actual price of private colleges is now 50% of the sucker price. Or as the newscaster excitedly stated, “colleges are giving lots of financial aid!”

Repeat after me, “Yaaaaay!” Now clap your hands!


31 posted on 05/07/2013 11:40:55 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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Hope for Spare Change


32 posted on 05/07/2013 11:43:40 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Unexpectedly of course.


33 posted on 05/07/2013 11:45:08 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: CSM

Who is John Galt?


34 posted on 05/07/2013 12:01:51 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (0bama is a POS, with all due respect to excrement.)
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To: bicyclerepair

We are!


35 posted on 05/07/2013 12:02:47 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: alloysteel

When I had a large staff gave them the option to work four ten hour days instead of five eight hour days. Except for one employee, all chose the four ten hour days, half had Friday off, the other half had Monday. Productivity soared.

Part of each day is always wasted getting organized to get ready to work and then gearing down to get ready to go home. Best change we ever made. Employees loved having three days off and our clients just loved being able to have their needs met on an extended day basis. So it was a win/win for everyone.


36 posted on 05/07/2013 12:11:20 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Yep, pretty soon we’ll have so many part time jobs we’ll have full employement!


37 posted on 05/07/2013 12:21:32 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: cuban leaf

Yes. Part time jobs are counted the same as full time jobs in the employment stats.

If a person has 2 part time jobs, that’s counted as 2 jobs (and as basically as 2 different people being employed).


38 posted on 05/07/2013 12:22:45 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: polymuser

They could have just looked at Hawaii as a case study.
For decades employers in Hawaii have had to pay for at least half of health insurance premiums for full time employees (defined as 20 hours per week or more). As a result a lot of peole work 2 (or 3) part-time jobs and no employer paid health insuance.

This was a no-brainer.


39 posted on 05/07/2013 12:27:22 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Republican Wildcat
I see help wanted signs outside all kinds of retail and fast food places these days. Every single one emphasizes they are hiring PART TIME.
40 posted on 05/07/2013 12:48:55 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Republican Wildcat

I have a friend who cannot understand why his basically UNEMPLOYABLE 36 year old son cannot find a job with more than about 24 hours.

His current ‘job’ is in a restaurant, and he has been fired from a continuing chain of menial positions.

Daddy keeps bailing him out.

When Daddy is gone, this ‘kid’ will have a big shock.


41 posted on 05/07/2013 2:29:51 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: VanDeKoik
When ever a libtard was running his or her mouth at the cost of health care and what a good thing it would be to have universal health care for all I would tend to say “You think it costs a lot now. Just wait till its free”

I freely admit that I did not coin that phrase but thought it was appropriate. I used to either get rude responses like “You don't know what you are talking about” or blank stares.

Well they got it and now some of them get it.

42 posted on 05/07/2013 2:45:52 PM PDT by Polynikes (What would Walt Kowalski do. In the meantime "GET OFF MY LAWN")
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To: Republican Wildcat

Blaming the republicans is being spewed now, even on a military site because of the cancellation of Independence Day fireworks at a major base. Some other posts suggested no more vacations for the White House family.

Another thing about part-time work is if you have to get three jobs, it costs more in gas and clothing if there is a dress code.


43 posted on 05/07/2013 3:06:02 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: cuban leaf
If you double the number of workers but keep the total hours worked exactly the same, does that not equate to a larger workforce and less unemployment - at least statistically speaking?

You mean like this?

44 posted on 05/07/2013 3:44:02 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Ho, ho, hey, hey, I'm BUYcotting Chick-Fil-A)
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