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Social Security and Medicare is as much as bankrupt. Reform is a must.
Veterans' benefits should be left alone.
Four major restaurant chains, Pier 1 Import, Wal-Green's, Apple and PaPa Johns are just a few of the other major store chains who have already cut back their employees' hours to avoid having to pay for benefits. Many more are sure to follow.
Store chains like Barnes and Nobles are letting people go or cutting back on hours as well even though they still provide benefits to part-time employees.
Even that will change soon enough, pretty sure.
This is the environment you helped to create. Now you have to own it.
Papa Johns gave away two million pizzas but can't afford health insurance?
There was always an advantage to hiring Part Time workers to avoid certain benefits.
I would guarantee that these companies you mentioned already provide healthcare for their full time employees. They all have PT employees now that may not have that option.
The ACA lowers the upper limit to be considered PT. I am sure some companies will lower some employees hours but then hire more PT to make up that loss of hours.
Adjusting PT hours to avoid paying benefits has been around for decades.