The administration immediately responded by sending in an effete Super Hero to explain to the press that, "Mais non! Zees is GOOD news, not bad!"
White House economist Jason Furman, he of the quivering caterpillar eyebrows, squints, waving hands and earnest bobs, purports that the loss isn't really a loss, but rather a gain for the citizenry because now they have the "new options" of not working because they'll get subsidies from taxpayers to pursue the dream of painting cats of all colors and shapes lying supinely on bear rugs, couches, the bed, the picnic table.
We might remind ourselves that this is the fulfillment of Nancy Pelosi's promise that artists will have all kinds of "new options." Remember her statements, quoted her from The Blaze?
I appreciate [my colleague's] leadership on helping us honor what our founders put forth in our founding documents, which is life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” Pelosi told her colleagues, citing the Declaration of Independence. “And that is exactly what the Affordable Care Act helps to guarantee.”
She wasn’t done.
“A healthier life, the liberty to pursue happiness, free of the constraints that lack of healthcare might provide to a family,” she said. “If you want to be photographer, a writer, an artist, a musician, you can do so. If you what to start a business, if you want to change jobs, under the Affordable Care Act, you have that liberty to pursue your happiness.”In fact, freed from a full time job, the cat painters will be able to spend more time with their families.
Thus, a negative CBO report of lost jobs is really a "dynamic" "answer that "solves" the problem of insurance being linked to employment. Now, health insurance can be linked to a subsidy.
When pressed because he didn't really "answer the question," Furman limply smiled and responded that he "could repeat that again, if it'd help."
The semper fidelis New York Times leaps to the defense of the devastating Obamacare CBO report with an unsigned editorial vowing that now workers are freed from the "insurance trap," apparently oblivious that what the government gives, the government can control and even take away when it all falls apart.
The Congressional Budget Office estimated on Tuesday that the Affordable Care Act will reduce the number of full-time workers by 2.5 million over the next decade. That is mostly a good thing, a liberating result of the law. Of course, Republicans immediately tried to brand the findings as “devastating” and stark evidence of President Obama’s health care reform as a failure and a job killer. It is no such thing.Not everyone over there is a sheeple. From the comments comes reason:
Wait a minute here. The subsidies should be for people who don't MAKE enough to begin with, NOT allow people to make less so they get a subsidy. This is an entirely bone-headed idea. If one is ill and can't work full time, that is a different story, but just to work less to have the taxpayer subsidize your premium is utter nonsense. Then the social safety net DOES become the Randian hammock.So now we estimate that the job loss is not the "promised" 650,000 but 2 million.
A fry cook confronted Obama about the issue that his hours have been cut because of Obamacare because this is "not livin'" to which the compassionate Obama responded that it was the Republicans' fault because they won't raise the minimum wage.
Yeah, he really said that.
And I might add that Obama doesn't value work either, soooooo....