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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  • cavt

    As expected, when a govt tries to mandate utopia, it never works. The govt can say everyone gets healthcare and it’s free but that’s impossible. The low info voter who is a product of our wonderful public school system neither understand history nor economics. It is a cold, hard shock to them when reality hits–

  • Bobby Tucker

    Yeah, you’re right. These people didn’t have health insurance before.

    The governor of New Mexico (R) is setting up an exchange.

  • donh

    Note how the media reports with a clear SLANT that the problem is big MEANY 10 store franchise loop holing its employees out of getting ” free ” healthcare.

    NO interviews with franchise managers explaining how they would have to price the 99c taco at $7.99 to cover ” free ” healthcare and sales would drop off so sharply ALL 10 franchises would be forced to CLOSE and ALL employees lose ALL their hours.

  • luke duke

    the sense of entitlement is strong in this one! She feels she is entitled to her paycheck amount because, um, she is. These people cannot grasp that a paycheck is not charity nor is it an entitlement. Her productivity didn’t change, but the gubmint just raised the cost of paying her for that productivity a bunch. huh. who’d have thought that her hours or paycheck might get cut?

    Once the rules change to roll up all workers, expect her salary to go down by at least the $2000 annual fine (tax) that the government is imposing on her employer.

    Sorry, honey. you voted wrong.

  • Espresso Logic – The 6th Sense

    #7 January 10, 2013 at 9:10 am
    Mike McMorrison commented:
    Taco Bell shareholders are happy about this.

    I love the smell of freaking retards in the morning!

  • lliberty

    low information voter ???

  • Espresso Logic – The 6th Sense

    Ah, that those pesky unintended consequenses are a mofo.

    The fat liberal pigs are going to find the climb to socialist uptopia is very steep.

  • http://www.spatulacitybbs.net Darth Venomous

    The governor of New Mexico (R) is setting up an exchange.

    Actually, Bobby, if you can provide some sort of linkage as evidence, that’s very good information to know.

    If true, her name gets added to the RINO list – those bastard-excuses-for-Republicans who have permanently forfeited my vote. Whomever cooperates with Bambi is not worthy in that respect.

  • billntwrk

    what is the complaint she has more time off to spend with her kids and time to make more babies

  • Sasja

    Oklahoma is not setting up an exchange nor is it expanding Medicaid. This young woman may have voted for Barry, but the majority of voters in Oklahoma did not.

  • Sasja
  • AuntieMadder

    I feel bad for all the employees losing hours because of Obamacare. Well, except for those who helped reelect Prezding Jack*ss, that is. To those, I have only this to say:

  • Ralph Spelling

    12 less hours per week at minimum wage minus taxes = $29 less per week. Oh no!

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  • Bobby Tucker


    The article in it’s entirety:

    “New Mexico will join at least 15 other states and the District of Columbia in broadening eligibility for the health care program under terms of a health care overhaul championed by President Barack Obama.

    Martinez made the announcement Wednesday during a speech in Albuquerque.

    About a fourth of New Mexico’s population currently receives health care through Medicaid, but the program mostly covers uninsured children in low-income families along with the disabled and some extremely low-income adults.

    The expansion in 2014 will make adults eligible with incomes of about $26,000 for a family of three or $15,400 for an individual.”


  • Flintstone F.

    Quick, someone call Nathan Fillion. He needs to be tweeted about this so he can boycott Taco Bell.

    28 hours is less than 30 hours. So I’ll bet it was some other stupid liberal idea to consider 30 hours a week as full time.

  • AuntieMadder

    @ #33: $29 can make a huge difference for minimum wage earners.

  • http://www.spatulacitybbs.net Darth Venomous

    Sasja (and, subsequently, Mr. Tucker):

    Thank you. I can add Sandoval to the aforementioned list, as well.

  • Finncrisp

    Elections have consequences. Whole industries will change to contend with the massive impact of the destruction of Healthcare as we know it. The cowardace of John Roberts will not be forgotten. Repeal of Obamacare by any means is still on the table. Our entire way of life hangs in the balance.

    Death panels, red tape, admin costs eating 80% of every dollar given to the government to “provide” healthcare. Has anyone had a good experience at the social security office? These public servants have no soul. Dead eyes, dead inside, serving you…

  • Chippy

    When one man enslaves another it’s call slavery. When government enslaves man it’s called compassion.