Obama is a class act. He promises to lower the cost of health care but fails. Nonetheless, the liberals shout, HUZZAH! They believe Obama is the 21st Century Lincoln. So, I ask no indulgence as I do a happy dance as the weight of reality falls principally on those liberal/progressives who teach at colleges and universities. According to the Wall Street Journal (subscription site):

In Ohio, instructor Robert Balla faces a new cap on the number of hours he can teach at Stark State College. In a Dec. 6 letter, the North Canton school told him that “in order to avoid penalties under the Affordable Care Act… employees with part-time or adjunct status will not be assigned more than an average of 29 hours per week.”

Mr. Balla, a 41-year-old father of two, had taught seven English composition classes last semester, split between Stark State and two other area schools. This semester, his course load at Stark State is down to one instead of two as a result of the school’s new limit on hours, cutting his salary by about a total of $2,000.

Stark State’s move came as a blow to Mr. Balla, who said he earns about $40,000 a year and cannot afford health insurance.
“I think it goes against the spirit of the [health-care] law,” Mr. Balla said. “In education, we’re working for the public good, we are public employees at a public institution; we should be the first ones to uphold the law, to set the example.”


Adjunct professors already work at a disadvantage. They are paid a low wage and rarely get benefits. The irony of this is delicious. Yes, I take great pleasure in watching stooges for Obama getting to “enjoy” the consequences of the Obama policy.

What do you think?

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Larry C. Johnson is a former analyst at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, who moved subsequently in 1989 to the U.S. Department of State, where he served four years as the deputy director for transportation security, antiterrorism assistance training, and special operations in the State Department's Office of Counterterrorism. He left government service in October 1993 and set up a consulting business. He currently is the co-owner and CEO of BERG Associates, LLC (Business Exposure Reduction Group) and is an expert in the fields of terrorism, aviation security, and crisis and risk management, and money laundering investigations. Johnson is the founder and main author of No Quarter, a weblog that addresses issues of terrorism and intelligence and politics. NoQuarterUSA was nominated as Best Political Blog of 2008.
  • MG6

    Great! The Democrats are kissing Hillary’s a$$ and blaming the House of Representative for the lack of funds.

    • KenoshaMarge

      Because nothing is ever the fault of the Dems. They are a nifty little bunch of finger pointers.

      Ot but here in Wisconsin…

      • MG6

        Lol! To funny! Hahaha….

  • MG6

    Finally! McCain slapping around Hillary regarding the adm response to Bengazi!

  • jrterrier

    Listening to Hillary Clinton testify on Benghazi. Unless she’s too ill to run, Hillary will be the next President of the USA. I cannnot see a Republican who will be more articulate or can go toe to toe with her. Forget the merits, in the 21st century, it ain’t about no stinkin’ merits. Plus no doubt she’s very intelligent.

    • KenoshaMarge

      I can see several Republicans who are as articulate as Hillary Clinton. Plus a damn sight more honest. Not that it would take much to do that.

      Is she to be applauded for obfuscating about Benghazi and that’s to be her ticket to the White House? Ugh!

      Enough with the damn Clintons!

      • MG6

        Agreed! Could never vote for another liar in chief.

      • jrterrier

        I agree with most of what you say, Marge. In fact, Bill, whom I used to like has really overplayed his presence in my eyes. He looks much better when he stays out of politics and sticks with charitable works.
        i’m not talking about the merits of it. i’m just saying that you will see the same cult of personality as has been built up around Pres Obama develop around the first female president. And Hillary is much more articulate & probably smarter (although perhaps not as good a “politician”) as Pres Obama.

        • KenoshaMarge

          Sorry I misunderstood what you were saying jrterrier. I agree that the Clinton cult is nearly as rabid as the obama cult.
          Plus I am just damn sick and tired of the Clintons. They had their moment. Time to move on.

    • MG6

      How could you vote for the Clinton the racist?

    • stodghie

      that’s odd i can think of any number of people with certain amount of insight and education that could kick her butt from her to benghazi and back.

      also i reached a conclusion yesterday she is not nearly as smart as i once thought. articulate???? how is that. sitting there bsing everyone doesn’t say articulate to me.

  • getfitnow

    I guess That One told Hillary to “kiss my a..” too. Many speculated his campaign had paid her’s off.


    • KenoshaMarge

      Why can’t she pay her own damn bills like the rest of us?

  • KenoshaMarge

    A 21st Century Lincoln? Only if it has four wheels and a steering wheel!

  • http://lesstalkmoreactivism.blogspot.com/ Canaan

    Our Debt Junkie President says “we don’t have a spending problem” — he has not taken even the first step on the 12-step junkie plan. Like any junkie, he loops through a kaleidoscope of fantasies to deny consequences. He’ll keep spinning the kaleidoscope and he’ll keep on shooting debt into his veins until the crash. The President’s latest fantasy is ‘Obamacare will solve our deficit.’ (See how quickly he switched to a new fantasy after the Republicans caved on his last fantasy, Tax the Rich.’ That’s the junkie mind in action.)

    ‘Obamacare will fix our debt problem’ = ‘The Iraq War will pay for itself.’

    –Universal healthcare has not fixed Europe’s debt problems.
    –To the extent Obamacare does not mirror European universal, it’s at best untested. So maybe we shouldn’t gamble another 10 trillion in debt on Obama’s Five Year Plan. Because, you know, the Iraq War didn’t actually pay for itself.

    • jrterrier

      and worse, he figures he only has to spin the kaleidoscope for another 3 years and 361 days. who he worry. not his problem after that.

  • TeakWoodKite
    • jrterrier

      The worst part of this is that if you do the math, it’s a recipe for financial disaster. Mr. Balla cannot afford health insurance but it will be provided by the already bankrupt fed govt.

  • Linda

    rofl Spot on LJ

  • TrumanTown

    At $40,000 a year, Mr. Balla would either qualify for the expanded MedicAid program (being impeded by most Republican state legislatures) or he would qualify for a subsidy. So he can afford health insurance under HeritageCare. (The Affordable Care Act was designed by the conservatives at the Heritage Foundation. In typical fashion, the Republican doofus machine voted against their own plan and called it socialism.) Go ahead. Keep arguing against your own ideas and see how that goes politically and in the history books.

    • Hokma

      So he would qualify for national healthcare coverage. You just figured that out? Obamacare is intentionally designed to obliterate private health insurance and leave behind only one nationalized healthcare option – socialized medicine. Thank you for admitting that.

  • HARP2

    Sorry Larry, I have to disagree with you this time.

    I don`t want Obama ANYWHERE near my ass.

    • foxyladi14

      Me either. lol

  • no_longer_a_democrat

    “You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality”.

    And guess what, that crap of ObamaCare is going to hurt the very middle class the dimocrats claim to care about.

    • TeakWoodKite

      Gahndi had it right.



    Hillary to testify tomorrow. do not know what time it will be on c-span



    will this be the finger to the American people

    tax on all financial transactions?

  • DianaLC

    As a person who taught English as an adjunct for a little over ten years, I can also say this about Mr. Balla: he’s fooling himself if he really thinks he an effective teacher at 7 classes a semester. That means having far too many papers to grade to do an effective job. Adjunct English teachers usually get the freshmen courses–the pre-college-level courses if you’re at a community college, the freshment essay courses, and the freshmen research courses. Students get to community colleges and colleges nowadays with the English writing skills that are often worse than the skills my ninth-grade students had when I first started teaching. Ask the tenured English professors who are teaching according to their specialty (which also means nowadays forcing students to think according to their special choice of a theory of criticism–i.e., Marxism, ultra feminisms, cross gender theory, etc.) how often they have to teach a freshmen course? I’ve seen actually shouting matches at a department meeting when I was a grad student about who had to take an extra freshman English course one semester. They get to sit back and work on their publishing (or perishing) and deciding how to lead the next class discussion while having one paper to grade that semester for the course.
    The adjunct teachers have been the dirty secret in colleges and community colleges for a long time. They’ve tried to unionize, but too late for them as their hero O got his healthcare fiasco signed before they got that done, and many states have been moving to right-to-work.
    Adjuncts have been the slave workers for a long, long time. I did it as second jobs to earn extra money when I was raising five kids or when I was paying for a nasty divorce and had a full-time job not in teaching.
    As an adjunct I never received any sort of benefit, not even a parking permit.

    • buzzlatte3

      I think the libs honestly thought that all of the Obama edicts wouldn’t apply to them somehow. This is the blind spot of educators…we’re so learned the rules don’t apply because we’re the smart ones – aren’t we? Sheesh. I’m glad the reality fairy brought extra Wake-up Dust!

    • NellieS

      Good description Diane.

      Adjuncts also usually get the night classes at a college. Lucky me, I DID get the parking permit.

      • DianaLC

        Nellie, one time when I was using crutches because I had an operation to put four pins in my leg from a fall on ice, I had to take a young snot to his manager so I could complain that he refused me a temporary permit to use the disabled parking slots. I had the note from my doctor in hand. Yes, it was a night class during a very cold winter.



    link to ongoing job losses due to obamacare

  • Hokma

    I think this is only the beginning.

    Obamacare was the worst and most shoddy piece of legislation ever created by this country.

    We have already had health insurance companies being forced to add certain provisions that have jacked up rates faster than before (so much for holding down costs)

    We have hidden taxes all over the friggin place that only show because they are being passed along – like for a kid’s braces.

    And the best, is the “threat” that if a company does not provide employees with health insurance they are going to be fined. The problem with the fine is that it is a heck of lot less than paying the insurance.

    Then of course is the issue of hours worked in regard to requirement to offer benefits.

    There is a reason why over 80% of physicians (and I bet they are ALL better educated than the Democratic bozos who came up with this Rube Goldberg contraption) have been opposed to Obamacare from the start.