Obama Administration’s attacks on small businesses and part-time workers continues

Tue, Mar 9, 2010

Health Care, Job Creation, Workplace

The AP reported this week that:

[A] new provision in the health care bill will require businesses to count part-time workers when calculating penalties for failing to provide coverage.

As we warned in in October of last year measures such as these hurt small businesses and part-time workers (particularly students, working mothers, and people who work for companies with a seasonal bent), leading to more unemployment and more mis-allocated resources in the economy.

Ed Morrissey from Hotair.com issues his analysis and warning today, too.  He’s spot on.

This change in the parallel bill would have a big impact on small businesses, who already have trouble competing with their larger competitors.  It will force businesses into either paying for benefit packages that they can’t afford with their current staff levels, pushing them either into cutting staff to recoup the costs or shutting their doors altogether.  It will have a major impact on the part-time labor market, which supports student workers and second earners in families under normal economic conditions.

Today Rasmussen reported that 57% of American’s think that ObamaCare will damage the economy.  They’re right.

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3 Responses to “Obama Administration’s attacks on small businesses and part-time workers continues”

  1. Charlene Says:

    To me, this seals my perception that the government has but one objective: to keep the military-industrial complex churning along. Everything they claim to be doing to help the “little guy” ends up being stripped of anything that would help middle and lower income people and small businesses and small family farms. In fact, it makes it harder for us to survive.

    The Elite are sitting pretty, saying “let them eat cake.”

  2. RonE Says:

    I am curious. This seems like the place to ask. A place where small business people come for facts.

    How many small businesses are like mine and will fire people with these new attacks if passed. Along with health care they are pushing? An article or poll on this would be outstanding.

  3. admin Says:

    I haven’t seen a poll specifically on this. All of our information is anecdotal. You’re correct, a poll would be excellent.

    We may roll the information/interviews we’ve conducted into an article of some sorts at some point.

    Perhaps we’ll consider a poll.