On Tuesday, Sept. 10, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) sent an open letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius urging her to include a visit during her upcoming Florida trip with Orlando area workers who are seeing their part-time hours capped due to ObamaCare’s looming implementation on October 1.
"It has come to my attention that you will be in Orlando this Friday, September 13, to promote ObamaCare at the CVS Pharmacy Conference," stated Rubio. "I want to make sure you are aware that just across town from where you will be speaking is SeaWorld, a theme park whose parent company - SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. - became the latest employer this week to announce that it will cut the hours of its part-time employees to avoid the potentially devastating costs of ObamaCare."
In a letter to Sebelius, Rubio urged Sebelius to use her trip to Orlando this Friday to meet with impacted workers at local businesses like SeaWorld, which yesterday announced it would reduce the hours part-time workers can work in order to avoid ObamaCare’s penalties.
“[P]otentially thousands of Florida families will be taking home less income due to their hours being capped at 28 per-week rather than the 32 hours-per-week allowed before ObamaCare,” wrote Rubio. “Especially for families living paycheck-to-paycheck, cutting their hours and income is exactly how ObamaCare devastates middle class Americans."
Coincidentally, Rubio's office will also be in Orlando on Friday, in order to assist residents of Osceola and Orange Counties and the surrounding areas who are having an issue with Social Security, Medicare, Veterans Benefits, immigration, the IRS or any federal agency.
They can be found at the Poinciana Community Center, 395 S. Marigold Ave., Kissimmee, FL 34759 from 3:00 p.m.. – 5:00 p.m. On Wednesday, Sept. 25, they can be found at the Renaissance Senior Community Center, Orange County Parks & Recreation, 3800 S. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, FL 32829 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. And on Friday, Sept. 27, the mobile office will be located at the Robert Guevara Community Center, Buenaventura Lakes (BVL), 501 Florida Parkway, Kissimmee, FL 34743 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
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