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Democrats Try to Spin CBO on Obamacare as a Positive: Who Likes to Work Anyway?

Democrats waged a counteroffensive Wednesday after the Congressional Budget Office found that the health care overhaul will reduce hours worked and cause a decline in the number of full-time-equivalent workers of about 2.5 million in 2024.

At a House Budget Committee hearing where CBO director Douglas Elmendorf said the health insurance subsidies in the Affordable Care Act will create “a disincentive for people to work,” Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, the senior Democrat on the panel, defended the law.

Source: NBC News. Read full article. (link)

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  • Sevo||

    Those guys gotta be dizzy.
    Can we scare up some quotes from the SOTU speech on how Obo was gonna 'create jobs' rather than unemployment?

  • NotAnotherSkippy||

    You don't understand. This is about freedom! Now people have the choice to stop doing work that they didn't want to do in the first place. That's a great thing according to Furman and Baker. Even better, this frees up job slots for those who actually want to work.

    Oh, and according to NPR this is a "nuanced" issue.