Disincentivizing Work and Hurting Seniors: The Reality of Obama’s Agenda | John Murray
By John Murray
As we enter March, the nightmare that is Obamacare continues to seek and destroy the pocketbooks of hardworking Americans.
Just recently, Americans have learned that the law will “reduce the American workforce by the equivalent of 2 million full-time workers in 2017,” according to a report from the Congressional Budget Office.
The Obama Administration, quick to dismiss the CBO’s report, said it is “subject to misinterpretation.” However, President Obama has previously cited the CBO to generate support for his healthcare bill, and subsequently warned about those who “now suddenly are ignoring what the CBO says.”
Strange how the Obama Administration’s support for the non-partisan office simply vanished once it was determined that Obamacare “creates a disincentive to work.”
We have also learned other ways that Obamacare negatively impacts the employment outlook in this country. For starters, a small business owner recently profiled in The Wall Street Journal said that “she doesn’t plan to hire more workers since it would create an administrative burden for eventually complying with the law.”
Additionally, The New York Times reported last week that “Cities, counties, public schools and community colleges around the country have limited or reduced the work hours of part-time employees to avoid having to provide them with health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, state and local officials say.”
These stories offer a glimpse into how the Affordable Care Act is really affecting everyday Americans’ employment opportunities; even if Harry Reid thinks these stories are “untrue.”
These data have demonstrated that the Obama Administration does not deserve the American people’s trust when it comes to healthcare, and this dupery is found in their policies towards America’s seniors as well.