Sunday, January 20, 2013

Obamacare Unintended Consequences--Please Excuse My Crocodile Tears

Here's a great post by Walter Russell Mead on how the bastion of "Blue" ness in the country's university system is responding to the requirement under Obamacare to provide healthcare to any employee working over 30 hours a week.  Remembering of course, the overwhelming support that the nation's academic community provided the President in his healthcare fight-and the virtual lock that Dems have over the faculty lounge, it is notable that Universities are choosing to cut adjunct professor hours to a maximum of 29 (which often means a cut in pay) just as these same people will become responsible for paying their own healthcare or pay a fine tax.

I cannot contain my satisfaction.  I suppose we had to pass the bill to find out what was in it.


Mudge said...

Don't cry too hard CW, no doubt they too will get one of those Pelosi Grants and be exempted from this garbage legislation.

"The Hammer" said...

I'm glad to see somebody finally point out the two tiered system at these big universities. The tenured professors get all the money and the "fill in the blank" instructors and TAs get dick.

Anonymous said...

Yes, those tenured professors are toally and utterly rich! And none of them give a hoot about the adjuncts. How about those republican state legislatures, pal?

The Conservative Wahoo said...

Anon---no one said anything about the salaries of tenured professors. That's your issue.

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