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View Diary: Backlash stops Olive Garden and Red Lobster from cutting worker hours to avoid Obamacare (98 comments)

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  •  These companies are also receiving massive (11+ / 0-)

    tax credits and cuts to "put people back to work".  If they want to play this game, maybe all those tax benefits should be based on 40-hour workers ONLY.  

    I like the idea of dropping the 40-hour work week down to 35 or less.  Clearly we have more people than work and until and unless that changes, we need to bolster the minimum wage and allow people more leisure time.

    The problem these big operators have is that while they suppress wages and hours, they will hit a tipping point where it makes little or no sense to take these jobs or, if taken, little incentive to do a good job or to even show up.  

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