Some day, you'll appreciate this opportunity to quit filling your head with nonsense.
YET ANOTHER WAY THE UNREAD-BEFORE-ENACTED OBAMACARE THREATENS MASSIVE DESTRUCTION: The mandates of the wildly misnamed Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (a/k/a “Obamacare”) are set to shutter THOUSANDS of volunteer fire departments.
87% of all fire departments in the U.S. are vulnerable.
As a lawyer, I see no difference between how volunteer firefighting companies are ensnared, on the one hand, and other entities that rely on volunteers, such as Habitat for Humanity,elementary schools, PBS television stations (during fundraising season), Homeless Shelters, Animal Shelters, Recycling Centers, Big Brother/Big Sister organizations, YMCA/YWCA centers, and American Red Cross relief efforts, on the other hand.
Despite the fact that the U.S. Department of Labor treats such individuals as volunteers, not employees, irrespective of how many hours they work, according to the IRS, which is charged with enforcing Obamacare, all of these entities would be required to provide health insurance to their “volunteers” if they worked more than 30 hours in any week during what is the entities’ ordinary pay period for its regular employees. Just as the Obamacare wrecking-ball caused private businesses to cut employee hours below 30 per week, it will cause volunteer-based organizations to strictly limit the hours their “volunteers” are allowed to work.
BIG FOLLOW-UP QUESTIONS: Since when is it the business of any government officials how many hours you volunteer and for whom? Is this still the United States of America, or some oppressive socialist state?
This could be the unintended consequence that finally awakens the sleeping democrats. If it doesn’t, they’re nothing but soulless drones.
(Note that this story is in a U.K. newspaper. The legacy media in the U.S. are still in the tank for that lying asshole Obama. Maybe this revelation will help change that as liberals’ own oxes are gored.)