Try to imagine a world wherein presumably sane, otherwise intelligent people think such thoughts as…
Government can increase the cost and complication of having a full-time employee without any adverse effects.
No need to imagine…
A local Wendy’s franchise is reportedly drastically cutting hours for around 100 employees in order to skirt health care reforms new requirements to provide health care for full-time employees. So a number of Wendy’s are simply making full-time employees part-time employees, and voila! No more health care!
Crooks & Liars: Wendy’s Franchisee Cuts Hours To Duck ACA Coverage Requirements…
There is a special place in hell for people who can’t spare the extra dime to make sure people have health care, and this franchise owner is no exception. As if it’s not bad enough that employees don’t make enough to live, now their employer is telling them to die and die quickly, too. An owner of nine Nebraska Wendy’s stores just can’t manage to cover employees under the Affordable Care Act, and rather than pay the penalty, he’s just slashing their hours:
Wendy’s isn’t somewhere I go anyway, but if I did, I think I’d stop going there after this. Especially if I lived in Omaha.
It’s called The Rule of Unintended Consequences, liberal douchebags…
In the social sciences, unintended consequences (sometimes unanticipated consequences or unforeseen consequences) are outcomes that are not the ones intended by a purposeful action.
- A negative, unexpected detriment occurring in addition to the desired effect of the policy (e.g., while irrigation schemes provide people with water for agriculture, they can increase waterborne diseases that have devastating health effects, such as schistosomiasis).
- A perverse effect contrary to what was originally intended (when an intended solution makes a problem worse), such as when a policy has a perverse incentive that causes actions opposite to what was intended.
Friendly reminder: No number of social science degrees can confer the wisdom necessary to envisage the innumerable possibilities inherent in human behavior. Elaborate rules and regulations conjured up by central planners that are, in some cases, thousands of miles away from their subjects– is a recipe for incompetence at best, and tyranny at worst.
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