Obama: No "Widespread Evidence" Obamacare Has Hurt Jobs

Not a reality-based statement


President Obama, in a heavily partisan speech defending his signature health care law, claimed Thursday "there's no widespread evidence" it is hurting jobs—despite widespread reports that businesses are cutting back worker hours in order to avoid extra costs tied to the law. 

The charge that ObamaCare is driving Americans into part-time work is one of the central claims that opponents make in arguing for the law to be defunded or delayed. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, reiterated the claim during his 21-hour floor speech against ObamaCare this week.