Two Day A Week Congress Wants You To Have To Work 40 Hours A Week To Qualify For Insurance

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The presumed leaders of the two houses of the next Congress didn’t waste a moment before penning an op-ed in the conservative Wall Street Journal. In it, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) and House Speaker John Boehner (R) announced their aim to repeal Obamacare, brick by brick – beginning with eliminating benefits for people who work 30 hours a week.

Like Clean Skies, Clean Coal and The Right to Work, their oxymoronic explanation was that their tweak would provide Americans with “more hours and better pay,” by raising the work requirement to 40 hours to qualify for benefits under the Affordable Care Act.

I will call their claim the Papa John’s effect because the pizza chain’s CEO, John Schnatter, threatened to cut hours and layoff in order avoid paying for insurance.

Of course, like many restaurants, many of Papa John’s employees…

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