President Obama explained to NBC News that the reason companies aren't hiring is not because of his policies, it's because the economy is so automated. ... "There are some structural issues with our economy where a lot of businesses have learned to become much more efficient with a lot fewer workers. You see it when you go to a bank and you use an ATM, you don't go to a bank teller, or you go to the airport and you're using a kiosk instead of checking in at the gate." Obama Blames ATMs for High Unemployment | Politics | Fox Nation So keeping that in mind.. what are businesses doing so as they don't have to comply with Obamacare??? A fast-food chain is slashing employee hours so franchise owners dont have to pay health benefits. Around 100 local Wendys workers have learned their hours are being cut. A spokesperson says a new health care law is to blame. The company has announced that all non-management positions will have their hours reduced to 28 a week. Gary Burdette, Vice President of Operations for the local franchise, says the cuts are coming because the new Affordable Health Care Act requires employers to offer health insurance to employees working 32-38 hours a week. Under the current law they are not considered full time and that as a small business owner, he cant afford to stay in operation and pay for everyones health insurance. About a quarter of businesses surveyed by consulting firm Mercer dont offer health coverage to employees who work at least 30 hours a week. Half of them plan to make changes so fewer employees work that many hours. So by Obama's admission.. automation is replacing workers and businesses are cutting workers hours so as not to be burdened with added Obamacare expenses! THAT SIMPLE!!! Obama is encouraging "UNEMPLOYMENT" by HIS policies and Obamacare is just one of several that are KEEPING UNEMPLOYMENT at 7.8% exactly what it was when he started! IDIOT in CHIEF then wonders where he will get tax revenue!!!