FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 19, 2013
Contact: Sean Rushton or Catherine Frazier
“Preventing a Part-Time America”
WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today released the latest weekly “Freedom Minute” segment, in which he notes Obamacare is forcing employers to hire more part-time employees and less full-time workers while at the same time limiting the hours of employees, and he urges listeners to join the fight to defund it.
“PREVENTING A PART-TIME AMERICA” RADIO SCRIPT [60 SECONDS]:
Hi, I’m Ted Cruz, and this is the Freedom Minute.
Recently, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testified before Congress about Obamacare, and he said that employers are hiring part-time workers in order to avoid the mandate.
This is one instance in which Bernanke is right.
In fact, U.S. employers have added far more part-time employees this year — averaging 93,000 a month — than full-time workers, which are only averaging 22,000 a month.
In addition, employers are forcing employees to work 29 hours a week or less.
Today, we’re approaching the last, best chance to stop Obamacare, which is hurting the economy and it is a disaster for working people and their families.
Single moms, people struggling to climb the economic ladder, can’t make ends meet working part-time.
I’m helping lead the effort to defund Obamacare, and I urge you to join us.
I’m Ted Cruz, and this is the Freedom Minute.