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Video: Jon Stewart Mocks CEOs who use Obamacare as Excuse to Cut Hours, Fire Employees

| by Michael Allen

On the 'Daily Show' last night, host Jon Stewart mocked CEOs who are using Obamacare as an excuse to fire employees and/or cut their hours. He also poked fun at secessionists who want their states to leave the U.S. (video below).

Stewart said: “Let’s stop pretending that suddenly, with this election, bosses have been transformed into reluctant *ssholes,” reports BusinessInsider.com.

"Obamacare is just the latest excuse to wriggle out of the social contract. Quit with the 'I’d love to be able to give employees health care, I just can’t' excuse.' Not that they don’t have a legitimate gripe against the president. If Obama had fought harder for single-payer health care, business owners like you would never have to pay another premium in your lives.."

Stewart also slammed Papa John's CEO John Schnatter, who said he will have to raise prices and cut back employees' hours because of Obamacare: "Maybe next time, take all the millions you donated for partisan political purposes and pump it back into the type of health care advances that may ultimately increase business productivity."

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