by: C Steven Tucker
Under a clause of President Obama’s health care law called the “Shared Responsibility Penalty“. Employers with 50 or more full-time employees – are now incentivized to reduce full-time worker hours to part-time hours.
For many years, a ‘full-time employee’ was considered an employee who works 40 hours or more per week. Now, because of a ‘new regulation’ written by HHS– the Health & Human Services Department – a ‘full-time employee’ has been redefined as one who works 30 hours or more per week.
Under the PPACA (“Obamacare”) employers with 50 or more full-time employees who do not offer PPACA approved MEC – “Minimal Essential Coverage” – must pay an annual, non tax-deductible excise tax of $2,000 to the IRS for each full-time employee. Starting with the 30th full-time employee on up.
As a result, the most recent jobs report from the BLS – Bureau of Labor Statistics – revealed that 75% of all jobs created in 2013 thus far were part-time jobs. Many of them offering low wages as well.
This has resulted in outrage from the political Left with calls for ‘boycotting’ companies like Papa John’s pizza who simply reacted to this onerous new regulation by reducing employee hours to less than 30 in order to avoid these new excise taxes.
Face it, boycotting the evil Papa John’s alone will have little effect on the anti-employee business community as a whole. If you are really committed to boycotting with integrity, you need to be prepared to STOP DOING BUSINESS with the following companies and organizations that are obviously anticipating huge profits by getting to blame ObamaCare for cutting hours, reducing staff, eliminating benefits, and or even closing locations.
DO NOT EAT AT … Olive Garden, Applebee’s, Red Lobster, Domino’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, Burger King, McDonald’s, Jack In The Box, Longhorn Steakhouse, Taco Del Mar, Hooters, Dairy Queen, Jimmy John’s, Sizzler, Upper Crust Pizza, Five Guys, Friendly’s, Hooters, and of course … the evil Papa John’s.
DO NOT CONSUME … Pepsi, Kraft Foods, Kellogg, Heinz, Dean Foods, Oak Farms milk, Nature Sweet, and Pepperidge Farm … but boycotting Hostess will be easy.
STOP BUYING FROM … GM, Dell, Fisher Price, Michelin, Lexmark, Bristol-Myers, Panasonic, Volkswagen, Procter & Gamble, Dupont, Texas Instruments, Honeywell, Panasonic, Bausch & Lomb, John Deer, Kodak, Hummel, Hewlett-Packard, Russell Brands (Spalding, Bike, Russell Athletic, Jerzees), Tyco, Eddie Bauer, and Fruit of the Loom.
STOP USING … Google, PayPal, Netflix, AOL, Yahoo!, IBM, Xerox, Groupon, Cisco, Symantec, Smith Micro Software, US Cellular, Verizon, Sprint, Comcast, Zynga, Nokia, Blackberry, Frontier Communications, National Envelope, Hallmark, American Greetings, and Microsoft.
STOP DOING BUSINESS WITH … United, Continental, American, Air France, SAS, Dollar Rent A Car, Thrifty Rent A Car, Gamestop, and UPS. DO NOT SHOP at … K-Mart, Best Buy, Office Depot, Sears, JC Penney, 7-11, Blockbuster, Safeway, Albertson’s, Circle K, Buy Low Market, Food World, Okey-Dokey Grocery stores, Supervalu, Food Lion, Regal Entertainment Group, AAA Parking and Shaw’s Supermarkets.
CANCEL ALL ACCOUNTS WITH … Bank of America, Citigroup, Chase Bank, JPMorgan, Wells Fargo, OneWest Bank, Allstate, CIGNA, Park View Federal Savings Bank, and MetLife.
STOP READING AND WATCHING … ABC, NBC, Sesame Street, ESPN, PBS News Hour, HSBC, the Hallmark Channel, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, LA Times, The New York Post, The Oregonian, Martha Stewart Living, Gannett Newspapers, Burlington Free Press, and The Wall Street Journal.
DO NOT VACATION at … Niagara Falls NY, Atlantic City Casinos, Majestic Star Casino, Ritz-Carlton, Universal Studios, Adler Planetarium, The National Aquarium in Washington DC, Malibu Grad Prix, or anything Disney.
DO NOT VISIT or LIVE in … Kentucky, Charlotte NC, Portland OR, Barrington IL, Jackson City MI, Brandon MS, Wichita City KA, Los Angeles CA, Long Beach CA, Florida, Virginia or Dearborn, Michigan.
DROP ANY CONNECTIONS WITH … Chicago Board of Education, Chicago Public Schools, Philadelphia School District, Flint School District, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Benton Harbor High School, Muscogee Schools GA, Allentown School District PA, Ann Arbor Schools MI, Iredell-Statesville Schools, Columbus City School District OH, Tacoma Public Schools WA, Craven County Schools, Manlius Pebble Hill School, Miami-Dade County Library, Achieve Learning Center for Preschool Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children TN, Florida Virtual School, Career Education Corp, and ATI Career Training Centers.
DROP OUT of or RETURN YOUR DIPLOMA to … Barstow Community College, Hawaii Pacific University, Millersville University, Ashford University, Mount Washington College, Lincoln College of Technology, Howard University, Edinboro University of Pa, University of Wyoming, Arkansas Baptist College, Greensboro State Universities, A&T University NC, University of North Carolina, Judson University, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and Purdue University.
YES, BOYCOTTING THESE MAY PROVE DIFFICULT … LA County Superior Courts, Alabama Courts, Bay City FD Michigan, Newport Naval Station RI, Hamilton Fire Fighters OH, NY City Housing Authority, Lockheed Martin, Pratt & Whitney, Boeing, Caterpillar, Cessna Aircraft, Wausau Paper, Alcoa, Vestas Wind Systems, UtahAmerican Energy, Turkey Point Nuclear Plant FL, United Technologies, Gamesa Energy, First Solar, Solel Solar Systems, SolarWorld, FirstEnergy Corp, New Energy Corp, American Coal, Patriot Coal, Archer-Daniels-Midland, Canadian Pacific, Dayton Power & Light, San Onofre Power, Entergy Corp, Arch Coal, EMC Corp, Agri-Food, RR Donnelley, NetApp, Cimarron Group, Stryker Corp, and Canyon County Animal Shelter.
OR EVEN DANGEROUS … New York State Office of Mental Health, Nebraska Medical Center, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, Hancock Medical Center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Valeant Pharmacy, Upstate Cerebral Palsy (special needs school), Northside Medical Center OH, NorthShore University Health System (Evanston), WakeMed Nursing Centers NC, Samaritan Medical Center NY, Alameda Health System, Aveo Oncology, Kaiser Permanente, St Jude Medical, South Dakota Urban Indian Health, Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility, Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, St Lukes Cornwall Hospital, Mission Hospital, Emanuel Medical Center, GE Healthcare, WPS Health Insurance, Blue Mountain Health System, Lower Bucks Hospital, Bethesda Health Hospital System, United Blood Services Gulf Region, NY Center for Hospice/Palliative Care, CVPH Medical Center, Ameridose, Crouse Hospital Syracuse NY, San Diego Hospice, Glens Falls Hospital NY, Wake Forest Baptist Medical NC, Southwest Vermont Health Care, Regional Hospital of Scranton PA, St Mary’s of Michigan Hospital, Orlando Health (hospitals), Carney Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Englewood Hospital, LSU’s 7 Hospitals, Westchester Medical Center, Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, UMass Memorial Medical Center, King’s Daughters Health Systems, Lowell General Hospital, NCH Healthcare System, PeaceHealth, Northwest Community Healthcare, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, E.J. Noble Hospital, HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, Rideout Health, St. Joseph Hospital, St. Josepth Hospital East, Community Memorial Health System, Danbury Hospital, Maine Medical Center, New Milford Hospital, Marian Regional Medical Center, Inland Hospital, Lawrence General Hospital, Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center, St Vincent Health System (hospital), Mercy Health Partners’ Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital, Jordan Hospital, Brattleboro Retreat (psychiatric hospital), CVPH Medical Center Pittsburg, and Western Maryland Regional Medical Center (hospital), Grinnell Regional Medical Center, St Vincent Health, Vanderbilt Medical Center, Maine Medical Center, Ozarks Medical Center, Sierra View District Hospital, Waterbury Hospital, Aurora Health Care, University of Missouri Health Care, Providence Hospital AL, Boone Hospital Center, BJC Healthcare, Improva Health Systems, via Chirsti Health, Wellmont Health systems, Palomar Health CA, Sacred Heart Health System, Parkview Adventist Medical Center MA, the Indiana Blood Center, ProHealth, Jordan Hospital, Trinity Health, Maryland General Hospital, NewCourtland Nursing Schools, Galt Medical Sorp, ViroMed Laboratories, BD Diagnostic System, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, MVP Health Care, Hospice of the Bluegrass KY, St Josephs Hospital, New England Baptist Hospital, Gila Regional Medical Center, St James Mercy Hospital NY, Liberty Hospital, Liberty Medical Supply, Pfizer, Dignity Health Lab CA, Golden Hill Nursing home NY, Mercy Hospital, Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield, Orange Regional Medical Center, Catskill Regional Medical Center, Ministry Health Care, Community Medical Center in Toms River, St John Providence Health System, and Humana Health Plans.
I KNOW THIS WILL NOT BE EASY, BUT IF YOU ARE COMMITTED, YOU WILL DO IT !!
P.S. This list will be updated as the laws of economics further play out in 2014.