The Democrats’ War on Teachers


Public school teachers are a staple of the base of the Democratic Party and they’ve been on their knees without even the protection of Monica Lewenski Knee Pads for a decade.  Now they’re getting the same “back of the bus” treatment President Obama has been handing out to black supporters for the last six years.  We have to admit that we enjoy the smell of schadenfreude in the morning.

Incoming Affordable Care Act mandates that the President unilaterally delayed until after the mid-term election to protect Democratic sycophants are raising hell with substitute teaching programs.  Substitute teachers are discovering what Starbucks employees found out a couple of years ago.

Under the mandated health plan rules set by the Obama administration, school systems will have to limit a substitute’s hours to below 29, or be forced to provide them will health care. That would drive up costs exponentially.

Domoine Rutledge, general counsel for the school system, said the school system has elected to limit the hours of substitute teachers in advance of the implementation next year of a federal “employer mandate,” which is part of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The per-employee penalty for not providing insurance to workers who clock more than 30 hours a week is $2,000, he said.

“There is no exception for the public sector,” Rutledge said. “We have to abide by it.”

Ya just gotta love it when reality bites the right people.

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Michael Becker is a long time activist and a businessman. He's been involved in the pro-life movement since 1976 and has been counseling addicts and ministering to prison inmates since 1980. Becker is a Curmudgeon. He has decades of experience as an operations executive in turnaround situations and in mortgage banking. He blogs regularly at The Right Curmudgeon, The Minority Report, Wizbang, Unified Patriots and Joe for America. He lives in Phoenix and is almost always armed.


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