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There to questions today about with a one of the biggest fears the president's health care plan appears to be coming true.
The popular clothing store -- when he won announcing plans to cut the hours of some full time employees and reclassified then you cast it as part time.
Jane runs 355.
Stores nationwide so this is gonna affect a lot of people other companies have talked about cutting away hours.
As a way to avoid paying additional insurance costs so that it is a columnist and Fox News contributor joins us live -- some -- -- -- today.
Mutation are at this is interesting because ended some of the reporting have seen about this forever 21 year they got -- to me on the street interviews.
And local news crews and people are upset they say this is terrible.
But they're not blaming President Obama what -- health care law -- not a forever 21.
I think this shows -- a real need for some education and economics 101.
And it -- the Republican Party and limited government conservatives in particular.
To go out there and evangelize and to connect the dot spur a lot of young people forever 21 is it hugely popular.
-- clothing store.
It doesn't just cater to a young crowd of course -- employees a lot of young people and many of them are going to be hard hit by this.
The memo that was leaked was leaked by an anti free market group.
But I think -- what should happen is that down a lot of us on on the right need to explain that.
This is an entirely logical this is entirely predictable that this would happen.
But if you have a top down government mandate that forces private companies like forever -- when he -- To abide by.
-- -- One size fits all regulatory solution to health insurance of course they're going to respond.
To these perverse incentives and so what happened is that.
The mandate requires.
A forcing of adopting all of these health care costs if you employ people for more than thirty hours so they shaved.
The hours to below just a fraction below to 29 point five and and now they are dropping medical dental vision all sorts of benefits that they use to offer.
Because they're not going to be able to.
Offer low cost clothing if they have to take on these these added costs that they did not choose to take on themselves.
Well and my understanding is that the explanation and it went to employees didn't explicitly.
That the company's recently audited its staffing levels staffing needs and came role in conjunction -- with reviewing its overall operating budgets.
Yeah what does that say to him.
Well it says to me that.
The intimidation campaign of this White House has worked rather effectively -- you'll recall that from the minute that Obama care was put into place.
You had HHS and Kathleen Sebelius using the power of government to threaten any private company that dared.
To voice any concern about the cost and what the consequences -- and any impact it would be.
Not only on the way they operate their business but on the way that they offer benefits to their full time employees and so we saw.
Darden Restaurants in Papa John sands.
All sorts of restaurants all of garden for example in another about on a number of companies.
In addition to companies like caterpillar an AT&T and Verizon.
That that had the audacity to talk about the connection between Obama care and cutting.
Benefits and cutting full time employees to part time.
And what did the government -- punish them along with a lot of these left -- campaigns.
Didn't demonize them call them greedy and in some cases accused them -- racism.
For acting rationally.
To these kinds of incentives and regulatory.
In a burdens yet so of course a company's gonna deny that it has anything to do with obamacare.
Yes well it's interesting that along the ones you mentioned that there are also some -- Regal Entertainment Group even -- movie group at what point is there enough.
You know volume.
That average person out there whether there informed inside outside the beltway they care about the law they don't care about the law before they start to draw their own conclusions.
Well I think they're starting to an -- at the beginning of this year you had a lot a lot of young people -- Twitter and we actually.
Noticed this on twitching talking about how their paychecks were getting smaller there -- hours we're being cut back and they were starting to draw the connection between.
Massive government mandates that were backfiring.
And what was happening in their own bank accounts in their own workplaces and in their own pocket books.
And I understand that -- -- you know it's huge push now -- rob on the part of the Republican Party to defund obamacare but there also has to be in concert with that.
More of an educational campaign to help these young.
That there are dire consequences to.
Big government intrusions that don't do and don't promise and don't deliver what they say they gonna do -- and and this is why I think.
That examples like this with forever 21 are teachable moments.
For erstwhile high ankle Obama supporters especially among young people -- we'll see if they get message we report they decide Michelle thank you very much you -- take care.
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