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July 27, 2013

ObamaCare Call Center Won't Offer ObamaCare to Half of Employees

Sometimes, the comedy just writes itself:

In order to ensure Americans understand how to access the benefits available to them when many provisions of the Affordable Care Act go online October 1, the Obama administration announced last month that it is setting up a call center that will be accessible to Americans 24 hours a day.

One branch of that call center will be located in California’s Contra Costa County, where, reportedly, 7,000 people applied for the 204 jobs. According to the Contra Costa Times, however, “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 Times indicates that a job posting advertised all of the jobs as full-time, and one call center employee, who said no reason for the apparent change was provided, told the paper, ”It reminded me of that George Clooney movie where he goes around the country firing people (‘Up in the Air’). The woman said, ‘I know you were led to believe you would be full-time, but things have changed…You are actually ‘part-time intermittent.’”

All we can say is that it's a good thing for the nation that Mitt Romney wasn't elected. We can't afford to have a bunch of greedy elitists doing what's expedient for them while American workers take it in the shorts!

Perhaps if President Do As I Say, Not As I Do actually understood the meaning of the word "outsourcing", he would stop attacking American businesses for using the same cost-cutting methods as... the Obama Campaign!:
...The Obama campaign spent nearly $4,700 on telemarketing services from a Canadian telemarketing company called Pacific East between March and June, a Washington Free Beacon study of federal election filings shows.

Pacific East is not the only overseas telemarketing firm raking in cash from the president’s reelection campaign. Obama paid a call center in Manila, Philippines $78,314.10 for telemarketing services between the start of the campaign and March.

If outsourcing is a bad thing, why is the President's re-election campaign doing it? And if it's not a bad thing, why is the President trying to mislead voters and gin up outrage against American businesses?

I tell ya - it's like deja vu, all over again.

Posted by Cassandra at July 27, 2013 09:44 AM

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I can't wait until they announce that they'll be offshoring the ObamaCare call-center jobs, too.

Posted by: Texan99 at July 27, 2013 08:18 PM

. . . unexpectably . . .

Posted by: CAPT Mike at July 27, 2013 11:18 PM

good that the president care of the call center nowadays..

Posted by: michael at November 16, 2013 01:11 AM