Letter: Agent 29
I want to praise the Monitor for its July 30 editorial on involuntary part-time workers. This is a huge problem in New Hampshire and throughout the United States. The economy isn’t good when 77 percent of all jobs created are now part-time.
The Monitor tried to skate over the root cause of the transition of full-time jobs to part-time jobs but did give an example of hour-cutting at community colleges as being the direct result of Obamacare.
If you can only find jobs that are 29 hours per week or less, you can blame Obamacare and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. Shaheen’s reckless decision to vote for a bill she did not read was the deciding vote that forced Obamacare down our throats. If Shaheen voted for her constituents and not her party, we would not have this train wreck known as Obamacare.
If your work hours used to be a normal shift five days a week, but now you find yourself working the late shift Saturday night and the early shift Sunday morning just to get enough money to survive, you can blame Shaheen. Shaheen has earned the moniker “Agent 29” because her reckless vote was the agent that delivered the transformation of the 40-hour work week to the 29-hour work week. We need to get smart and vote for candidates like Jim Rubens who will vote for New Hampshire before his party.