Staples Fires Back After Obama Calls Out Retailer Over Health Insurance
Staples blasted President Obama for his claims that the company cut workers' hours as a way of trying not to provide health insurance.
“When I hear large corporations that make billions of dollars in profits trying to blame our interest in providing health insurance as an excuse for cutting back workers’ wages, shame on them,” Obama said.
Doocy explained that Obama's comments did not sit well with the office supply retail giant.
“The initial [Buzzfeed] story was misleading as our policy regarding hours for part-time employees is more than a decade old,” Staples spokesman Kirk Saville, said in a statement. “It’s unfortunate that the president is attacking a company that provides more than 85,000 jobs and is a major tax payer.”
Doocy noted that White House press secretary Josh Earnest said that he's "gratified to hear Staples isn't cutting back hours because of the ACA."
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