For the latest developments in health care, we go straight to Fox News:
The nation's largest movie theater chain has cut the hours of thousands of employees, saying in a company memo that ObamaCare requirements are to blame.
Regal Entertainment Group, which operates more than 500 theaters in 38 states, last month rolled back shifts for non-salaried workers to 30 hours per week, putting them under the threshold at which employers are required to provide health insurance. The Nashville-based company said in a letter to managers that the move was a direct result of ObamaCare.
“In addition, some managers have requested guidance on what they should tell those employees negatively impacted and, at your discretion, we suggest the following,” read the memo obtained by FoxNews.com. “To comply with the Affordable Care Act, Regal had to increase our health care budget to cover those newly deemed eligible based on the law's definition of a full-time employee.”
Huh. WHAT A CRAZY COINCIDENCE.
(I remind you that we have about a billion great, non-Regal theaters in and around Portland: Independents like the Roseway, the Hollywood, the Laurelhurst, the Academy, the NW Film Center, and the Clinton, and we even have other chains, like Century, not to mention places like Living Room Theaters and Cinetopia. As far as I know, none of the businesses I just named have cut thousands of employees' hours due to that goddamn socialist Obama.)
(Thanks to Graham for the heads up.)