This is a gem. It was recently reported that school districts around Wisconsin are facing difficult decisions due to the Affordable care act. From watchdog.org:
School districts throughout Wisconsin have some tough decisions to make about mandatory health care for their part-time employees.
The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, requires employers with more than 50 full-time workers offer Health and Human Services-approved health insurance to all employees working more than 30 hours a week.
Obamacare is forcing school districts to make tough decisions with part-time employees.
Failure to do so could result in fines that could run into the millions of dollars for institutions that employ hundreds or thousands of workers.
School districts have a choice of laying off or reducing the hours of teachers, aides and substitutes that work more than 30 hours but less than 40 a week, or offering the same health care coverage at the same cost as they do full-time staff.
This includes the Ripon School District. But according to a letter writer to the Ripon newspaper, it's also Scott Walker's fault. So the crack that part-tme school staff are now falling through was created by the Affordable Care Act, but schools can't cover it because of Scott Walker? Ridiculous. Schools didn't budget for this because they didn't see it coming. And it's doubtful they would make the expenditure in any event. Combine the desperation to defend the ACA with the hatred for Scott Walker, and you get this hilarity.