Whole Foods CEO: Obamacare Will Create a Permanent Part-Time Workforce
December 19, 2013 2:32pm PST
The CEO of Whole Foods, well known for standing against Obamacare, recently pointed out that the President’s government take over of our healthcare system will create a permanent part-time work force filled with positions that will never be able to advance to full time work. Because of that, Obamacare is hardly a very American ideal as it puts a government-enforce, concrete ceiling on top of workers who hope to better themselves.
Whole Foods CEO John Mackey appeared on Fox News with Stuart Varney on December 18 to discuss the negative impact that Obamacare is having on the nation’s economy and its workforce.
Whole Foods CEO John Mackey.
After 35 years in business, Mackey knows how badly Obamacare will hurt the country. “It’s raising our costs,” Mackey said. “We’ll have to cover things that are expensive that we may not want to cover, our team members may not want to have covered,” he pointed out.
He went on to logically note that these higher costs will eat up any raises that might have been offered to employees not to mention that these higher costs will end up being passed on to some degree to shoppers who will be stuck with higher costs at the cash register.
With Obgamacare’s change to the way full time work has always been thought of, going from a 40-hour work week to a 30-hour week, this will hurt many millions of America’s workers.
“[The 30-hour week mandate] creates the wrong incentives for employers. It creates incentive for fewer full time workers and more part time,” Mackey told Varney. “If all our competitors are going that direction, we’ll probably have that same kind of incentive to do the same.”
So, not only does Obamacare force us all to pay higher healthcare costs out of our pocket, but it will prevent millions of us from being able to work more hours to help pay for those higher costs!
Whole Foods employes 80,000 workers across the country.
So, what do you think? Is Mackey right? Is Obama hurting our most vulnerable workers, those at the lower end of the pay scale? Tell us your thoughts below.
(H/T Washington Free Beacon)
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