Democrats are waging a War on Work, and ironically enough — given the accusations they threw at Republicans in 2012 — the primary victims are women. You might call it a War on Women.
As drunk as they are on their own progressive Kool-Aid, they may not even realize it.
But one thing is certain. Their liberal policies are anti-work and anti-jobs. And women and struggling families will pay the price.
Let’s start with the Democratic assault on the 40-hour work week.
Thanks to Obamacare, America is shifting from a full-time to a part-time work force. Why? Because Democrats have mandated, under the so-called Affordable Care Act, that businesses with 50 or more workers must provide health insurance to all its employees working more than 30 hours per week. In order to circumvent this financial hardship, or flat out avoid going bankrupt, many businesses are looking at three options:
• Cutting their workers’ hours from 40 hours per week to 29 — or fewer;
• Laying off employees, or;
• Just not hiring.
This isn’t just a problem for business.
Last July, the Wall Street Journal reported three major U.S. unions “sent a scathing letter to Democratic leaders … warning that President Obama’s health care reform plan will ‘destroy the foundation of the 40-hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.’”
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has reported Obamacare will kill 2.5 million full-time jobs by 2017.
Then there’s the minimum wage hike the Democrats are pushing, another feel-good policy that’s going to kill another 500,000 jobs, according to the CBO.
According to the Department of Agriculture and the Census Bureau, as reported by CNSNews.com, there are now 2.5 million more people on food stamps — 46.6 million — than women working full time — 44.1 million. Expect that number to grow under the Democratic war on work and women.
And given that women are twice as likely as men to have lived on food stamps in their lives, and single-mother families make up 41 percent of families living in poverty, guess who those policies are most likely to hurt?
The surest ticket out of poverty is a good-paying full-time job. Not semi-employment. Not government dependency.
If you want women to be truly liberated, it’s not just about being financially independent of men … they have to be free of “The Man,” aka the government.
Bottom line: Democrats are waging a War on Work and it’s jeopardizing the American Dream. For women and countless others.
Adriana Cohen is co-host of “Trending Now.” Visit adrianacohen.com or follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16.