Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.
Obama just can’t help himself, when asked a reasonable question, he resorts to the strong arm of the government for his solution and showed that he can still read a teleprompter.
Of course he rambled on with his usual nonsense a failed to answer the gentleman’s question.
Barack Obama told a low-wage fry cook who has seen his hours cut by his employer because of Obamacare that the best way to help him make a living would be an increase the minimum wage:
During a Google Hangout session on Friday, fry cook Darnell Summers told President Obama that his hours were cut due to the Affordable Care Act. “We were broken down to part time to avoid paying health insurance,” he said. Summers explained that he makes $7.25 an hour and has been on strike four times seeking a wage increase. “We can’t survive, it’s not livin’,” he said.
The president responded by urging states to increase the minimum wage. “I am working to encourage states, governors, mayors, state legislators to raise their own minimum wage,” Obama said. “Obviously, the way to reach millions of people would be for Congress to pass a new federal minimum wage law. So far, at least, we have not seen support from Republicans for such a move.”
The president did not address Summers’s comments about the healthcare law.
There so much wrong with the premise of Summers’ question to President Obama. First, he doesn’t stop to think about the consequences of economic policies in the background presented before his question.
As he said, his hours were cut because of Obamacare, a step taken by his employer to avoid the employer mandate. This provision of the law requires businesses with 50 or more full-time employees, defined as someone who works at least 30 hours a week, to offer health insurance benefits or face a punitive, $2,000 per worker tax. As a result, many businesses have resorted to slashing hours or hiring predominately part-time workers to avoid added healthcare costs.
There’s the first consequence, which, unfortunately, President Obama didn’t even bother to address.
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