Poor Taco Bell Workers See Hours Slashed Due to Obamacare Law

Thanks to Barack Obama and Democrats poor Taco Bell workers will suffer and lose work hours.
The Taco Bell in Guthrie, Oklahoma cut its employees’ hours due to Obamacare.
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Thanks to Barack Obama the poor get poorer and the middle class gets poor.
News 9 reported, Via Menrec:

The Taco Bell in Guthrie cuts its full-time employees’ hours to avoid mandates under the new health care law.

Now, a mother of three who works at that restaurant is speaking out. Under the Affordable Care Act, any company that has more than 50 full-time workers falls under the new health insurance mandate.

We talked to the company that owns the Guthrie restaurant today, and it confirmed the cuts. Now, employees there aren’t allowed to work more than 28 hours a week.

Johnna Davis has worked at the Taco Bell in Guthrie since September. She’s seen a 200 dollar cut in her paycheck since a new store policy went into effect.

“What we were being told was one thing, and that was, ‘we’re going to offer benefits, we’ll just keep all of our full time employees and then come December, their whole story changed,” Johnna Davis said.

She says her manager held a meeting before Christmas, saying employees’ hours would be cut in the new year.

“They informed everybody that nobody was considered full-time any longer, that everybody was now considered part-time, and [they] would be cutting hours back to 28 hours or less due to Obamacare,” Davis said.

Under the Affordable Care Act, companies are required to provide insurance to its full-time employees, or face fines. Davis would’ve qualified for an insurance plan.

“Several of the other people I work with, some of them are single parents, and we do the best we can, and 28 hours a week just isn’t going to cut it for the bills,” Davis said.

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  • JTwig

    Its funny that this gets so much attention, as my wife’s hours at Target were cut in December (which is normally when she can get the most hours) and nobody other than management gets more than 28-hours in a week anymore. They didn’t say it was because of Obamacare, but what else could it be? She has worked for them for 6-years and this is the first time this has ever happend.

  • Bobby Tucker

    Was Taco Bell providing these workers with private health insurance before this? The article doesn’t say. These people will just move to states that are setting up exchanges.

  • Bobby Tucker

    Was your wife getting private healthcare insurance from Target before she got her hours cut?

  • Pjay

    The IRS has already issued new regulations that will force businesses to add up hours of all their part-timers to see if the TOTAL will equal 50 or more “full time” employees. Is this goes into effect, every business will CLOSE.

  • Dobby

    You’ll see lots of companies cutting workers hours so they are not full time status to avoid buying costly health care insurance and avoid paying the fine. Expect many companies to starting dropping health care insurance for their workers as well. Health insurance costs are skyrocketing. It’s cheaper for companies to drop health insurance for their workers and simply pay the $2,000 fine per employee. Millions and millions of middle class workers will be without health care. They’ll not only lose their company health care insurance, but they’ll also have to pay the Obamacare tax/fine if they don’t buy it themselves. Most won’t be able to afford health care insurance, so they’ll have to pay the fine/tax.

  • Marcy

    Wait till this woman checks her paycheck since the payroll taxes were increased. BIG SHOCKER FACE coming from her. Hey…hope she didn’t vote for the socialist. If she did then she has no one to blame but herself.

  • Mike McMorrison

    Taco Bell shareholders are happy about this.

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  • Bigkahuna

    It’s called Obama don’t care. That’s because that bastard doesn’t care how many businesses he screws over, how many low and middle income people lose their jobs or have hours cut. All he cares about is the power and control taken by the federal government. He won’t likely speak on it because the press is on its knees begging to ask tough questions like how was your golf game after a one week layoff?

    He wants to kill this country as it was and remake it in his image. A failure masked as success. He got elected because of his skin color and he wasn’t afraid to play dirty. He will go out and take on the accent or tone of his next audience and a bunch of morons too stupid to know they are being played will eat it up because they are desperate for help and too many are willing to do the hard work. So they wait for Obama to throw them a life preserver.

    What they fail to realize is that life preserver has a slow leak that Obama put in it. They are drowning before they can get to shore. But Obama cares… Just listen to the passion in his latest accent, dialog, inflection or whatever the latest thing is to talk down to you.

  • Votemout2012

    Hope the dopes who voted for Obama are the first to feel the pain!

  • bear

    O.K., so Pelosi claims we can’t know what the bill is until we pass it.

    The “single parents” expect certainty from an employer when nobody knows the full extent and impact of this monstrous bill. Her employer probably wanted to maintain the status quo until their accountant said, “Uh oh, rock and a hard place.”

    How about going to the baby-daddies to foot the bills?

    The “victim” says she can’t afford to live on reduced income. Can employers afford to stay in business with their federally mandated reduction in net income? Is she too stupid to connect those dots?

    The government she undoubtedly voted for has created this guaranteed poverty for all no-win situation.

    Get another higher paying job, lady. After all, your pal obama has declared a booming recovery. What, you don’t believe him? So, you blame your employer.

    No sympathy from me.

  • Bigkahuna

    I would also be surprised if companies with 50-100 workers breaking into 2 smaller companies one servicing the others to stay below the 50 worker limit. They will outsource booking, janitorial, secretarial and IT to this new company for instance. One company now made into two.

  • Pleasance

    I’ll wager a lot of these employees voted for Obama in the first place. I really have no sympathy. If they don’t like the reduced hours then they should start up their own companies.

  • Bigkahuna

    Johnna Davis. Single mom, hard worker…..any bet on who she voted for?

  • David Milstein

    They don’t make much money anyway.

  • Pjay

    If fast food joints raised their prices enough to provide mandated health insurance for their employees, a taco or burger would cost ten bucks. They’re screwed either way…

  • donh

    ” Affordable Care Act “….the ” Unaffordable don’t really Care Act. “….All part of the Nazi revival of inverse reality…….

  • redc1c4

    elections have consequences and free stuff isn’t free….

    who knew?

    welcome to Obamamerica, where the shortages are divided amongst the peasants, for their own good, of course.

  • Bigkahuna

    #2 it’s doubtful they were paying insurance for her. They can’t afford it for all but management at the best. Workers making minimum wage or just above don’t pick up to move to states that set up exchanges. Besides I believe all will have exchanges. Some just refuse at the state level and will force Obama to be in charge of the clusterf#ck

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