So let me get this straight. Obama (well, really the interests who actually wrote the thing) proposes a bill which will require businesses to pay more for health care for their employees based on various criteria, one of which is hours worked. Conservatives say this is a bad idea because it'll either mean that the businesses will have to charge more for their goods to pay the extra cost *or* adjust their workers hours to avoid providing the extra pay. The bill gets passed anyway, and now that businesses are responding exactly as they have to instead of it being Obama's fault, it's theirs?
My understanding is that if the employers weren't a bunch of worthless @#%^s they wouldn't be incurring additional costs since they'd already be providing healthcare benefits for their employees.
I also don't buy the whole sob story about how they have to increase prices and sh*t. There's always the option of just going "you know what, we'll just eat that cost because we're still making boatloads of profit and it's the right thing to do". Profit margins becoming slightly less gargantuan is not the same thing as losing money.
Edited, Mar 14th 2013 1:47pm by cidbahamut