Whole Foods CEO: Obamacare Will Create a Permanent Part-Time Workforce

The CEO of Whole Foods, well known for standing against Obamacare, recently pointed out that the President’s government take over of our healthcare system will create a permanent part-time work force filled with positions that will never be able to advance to full time work. Because of that, Obamacare is hardly a very American ideal as it puts a government-enforce, concrete ceiling on top of workers who hope to better themselves.

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey appeared on Fox News with Stuart Varney on December 18 to discuss the negative impact that Obamacare is having on the nation’s economy and its workforce.

After 35 years in business, Mackey knows how badly Obamacare will hurt the country. “It’s raising our costs,” Mackey said. “We’ll have to cover things that are expensive that we may not want to cover, our team members may not want to have covered,” he pointed out.

He went on to logically note that these higher costs will eat up any raises that might have been offered to employees not to mention that these higher costs will end up being passed on to some degree to shoppers who will be stuck with higher costs at the cash register.

With Obgamacare’s change to the way full time work has always been thought of, going from a 40-hour work week to a 30-hour week, this will hurt many millions of America’s workers.

“[The 30-hour week mandate] creates the wrong incentives for employers. It creates incentive for fewer full time workers and more part time,” Mackey told Varney. “If all our competitors are going that direction, we’ll probably have that same kind of incentive to do the same.”

So, not only does Obamacare force us all to pay higher healthcare costs out of our pocket, but it will prevent millions of us from being able to work more hours to help pay for those higher costs!

Whole Foods employes 80,000 workers across the country.

So, what do you think? Is Mackey right? Is Obama hurting our most vulnerable workers, those at the lower end of the pay scale?

(H/T Washington Free Beacon)

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com, BigJournalsim.com and all Breitbart News' other sites, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.

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