You’ve heard about businesses, big and small, threatening to move workers to part-time so as to avoid having to pay for Obamacare. Big business claiming that they can’t afford to pay for having full-time healthy workers, ones who are more likely to show up for work on time because they weren’t up all night with a bad sinus infection that is going untreated because they couldn’t afford a doctor’s visit. Yeah. So, instead, we’ll just hire more people (or more problems as any small business owner will tell you) to try to do the same work- and of course, none of those part-timers will have cured their sinus infection either- so your remaining full-time workers will be getting exposed to these sick legions of part-time drones.
What is this ultimately doing? Thanks to these dolts, they are going to drive unemployment to an all-time low, making the president look like the greatest hero to the working class ever. Jobs for everyone. Granted, it may mean you are working two part-time jobs, instead of one, but, many are already doing that. Wages for the best part-time worker will slowly rise as companies realize that turn and churn is costing them even more (my biggest expenses in hiring new people is the training time it takes to make them effective, not taxes or health care).
The rising tide of full employment and the increased circulation of money (remember people with less money spend a much higher proportion of their income, as opposed to rich people who often let it languish in the stock market, real estate or other big-dollar investments) will push new opportunities for entrepreneurial growth, including lower cost options in health care clinics as some physicians realize that there is a market for health care run like an assembly line now that everyone is covered. Imagine mini-health clinics that have five doctors working with one person to file standardized claims instead of one doctor with four people to handle filing claims. The entire health care industry will boom, needing new facilities, new nurses, new therapists (occupational, geriatric, physio etc).
In two years of high job growth, the Dems will recapture the House of Representatives, Republican governors who’ve made their mark by shifting taxes to local n00bs who can’t manage it effectively will fall as well, and an entire new generation of leaders will step forward riding on the wave of real jobs for real voters.
Thank you, you greedy bastards, you’re going to make Obama into the most popular president ever, or go out of business trying to prove your point.