CBO nearly triples estimate of working hours lost by 2021 due to Affordable Care Act
A historically high number of people will be locked out of the workforce by 2021, according to a report by the Congressional Budget Office released Tuesday.Weren't they just telling us that no jobs had been lost because of ObamaCare?
President Barack Obama's signature health-care law will contribute to this phenomenon, the CBO said, citing new estimates that the Affordable Care Act will cause a larger-than-expected reduction in working hours—eliminating the equivalent of about 2.3 million workers in 2021.
You know what's really pathetic, though? It's this spin. Yeah. People are "choosing to work less," that is actually the spin. People just magically decided that they didn't need as much money any more because of the unicorn magic in ObamaCare, so they voluntarily started working fewer hours.
Only on Planet Teleprompter Jesus Fellator would this fly.
No, you kneepad-adorned cultists, this is not people selflessly deciding they don't want to work as many hours. This is - like we've been saying since it was first brought up - businesses deciding to cut hours so they won't have to meet the requirements for providing health insurance. This is companies dropping workers from 35-39 hours to 28 so they fall below the minimum.
And rather than question the administration's laughable spin that this is people choosing not to work, the MSM response is to simply parrot the line again and then blame the GOP. Rather than investigate any of the claims from those that oppose ObamaCare, they bleat louder. Four legs good, two legs bad.
Right up until the administration tells them that two legs is better...
That is all.
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