Ken Cuccinelli released the following statement today regarding a new report by the Richmond Times-Dispatch on how ObamaCare is forcing Henrico and Chesterfield County and Richmond schools to cut the hours of part-time employees, including substitute teachers.
“Yesterday, President Barack Obama had the chutzpah to accuse his critics of making ‘grossly misleading’ accusations for pointing out the indisputable fact that he lied to the American people when he promised that if they like their health insurance plans, they could keep them. Indeed, the only person guilty of ‘grossly misleading’ anyone in this case is the President himself and the champions of this terrible law, including Terry McAuliffe. President Obama sold the public on the most significant (and burdensome) legislation in a generation under false pretenses. And now, the American people—including folks right here in Virginia—are forced to live with that lie and all of the liberty and job-crushing consequences that go with it. News that schools in Henrico, Chesterfield and Richmond are being forced to cut the hours of part-time employees is just the latest example. Back in April, our own state government had to push over 17,000 state employees down below 30 hours per week.
“Of course, it’s not surprising that Terry McAuliffe is campaigning with the President on Sunday. After all, they share a unique, unbreakable bond: an unrestrained tendency to grossly mislead the public. The event is proof positive that McAuliffe continues to fully support the President’s overreaching health care legislation, which is drowning out the private sector with new taxes, regulations and record levels of debt. McAuliffe, of course, was a vocal cheerleader for ObamaCare and even thought it didn’t go far enough. This is a critical difference in the race for governor. McAuliffe is such a strong supporter of ObamaCare that he is relying on a key part of the law—Medicaid Expansion—to supposedly pay for all of his many promises. This race is a referendum on ObamaCare, and if Virginians want to send Washington, D.C. a message, they can do it by voting for me for Governor on Tuesday.” - Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli
Obamacare Prompts Cutbacks For School Part-Timers
October 31, 2013
The health care reform law championed by President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress is prompting Richmond-area school divisions to cut part-timers’ hours.
Henrico and Chesterfield counties and Richmond schools have already established policies that limit part-time workers to less than 30 hours per week to avoid paying for their health insurance. Hanover County school officials are considering setting a cutoff.
“A lot of substitute teachers teach four or five days (per week),” said Norman K. Sulser, who had been a Hanover substitute teacher for 12 years before being appointed to the Hanover School Board this year.
“Effectively, you’ve been laid off a day and a half,” Sulser said. “It’s another impact (of the law) that people didn’t see coming.”…
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