Glorious Irony: Half of Obamacare employees at call center will get no health care

July 26, 2013

Because –I bet you can guess– they’re being hired part-time:

Earlier this year, Contra Costa County won the right to run a health care call center, where workers will answer questions to help implement the president’s Affordable Care Act. Area politicians called the 200-plus jobs it would bring to the region an economic coup.

Now, with two months to go before the Concord operation opens to serve the public, information has surfaced that about half the jobs are part-time, with no health benefits — a stinging disappointment to workers and local politicians who believed the positions would be full-time.

The Contra Costa County supervisor whose district includes the call center called the whole hiring process — which attracted about 7,000 applicants — a “comedy of errors.”

Read on for a tale of bungling and incompetence — at least on the part of Contra Costa authorities who couldn’t realize this very thing could happen, since Obamacare gives employers every incentive to go part-time.

And for those employees angry that they’ve been misled, what did you expect from an Obama administration project? Competence? Please.

This is yet more proof that the universe has a sense of humor. Bitter, dark, and cruel, but a sense of humor nonetheless.

via Karl Rove

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Breaking: @BarackObama is a schmuck – Updated

July 26, 2013

“Phony scandals?” Really, sir??

In his hour-long speech laden with barely disguised Marxist tropes Wednesday in Illinois, President Obama had this to say:

But with this endless parade of distractions and political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball.  And I am here to say this needs to stop.  (Applause.) This needs to stop. 

That’s just rich. Let’s forget the billions wasted on “Green jobs,” such as the Solyndra fiasco (and so many others). Let’s forget the firing of inconvenient inspectors general. Let’s forget the targeting and harassment of groups and individuals based on their political beliefs by the IRS. Let’s forget your administration’s disdain for Constitutional boundaries and the rule of law.

Let’s forget all that, Barack.

But let me ask you this:

Four men died in Benghazi on September 11th, 2012, because of the stupid, incompetent policies of your administration and your Secretary of State, and you and your “team” lied like dogs about it to the American people. You trampled the first amendment and turned some nobody minor crook into a scapegoat so you could appease the Muslim world and blame anyone but yourself.

Four Americans died:

American blood, US Consulate, Benghazi

American blood, US Consulate, Benghazi

That’s a “phony scandal?”

And what about the 300 or more Mexicans and two federal agents killed by weapons illegally supplied by your Department of Justice to Mexican drug cartels in Operation Fast and Furious?

Was Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry “phony?

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Was ICE agent Jaime Zapata “phony?”

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Were these teens killed in Juarez by Fast and Furious bullets “phony?”

Fast and Furious got results, all right.

The only “phony” here, Mr. President, is you.

via Doug Powers

RELATED: Jonah Goldberg touches on the same theme of Obama avoiding blame, but, as always, does it much better than I — “Cynic in Chief.”

UPDATE: Townhall’s Katie Pavlich makes a perceptive observation:

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)