Kathleen Sebelius Denies ObamaCare Will Cause Job Loss
Wonderful news – the Healthcare Commissar Kathleen Sebelius tells us ObamaCare will not destroy any jobs at all:
“There is absolutely no evidence, and every economist will tell you this, that there is any job-loss related to the Affordable Care Act,” she told reporters in Orlando, Fla., according to media reports.
Now for the bad news. As usual, the Abortion Queen is lying through her fangs:
The new healthcare law will cost the nation the equivalent of 2.5 million workers in the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated in a report released [February 4].
The nonpartisan agency found the reform law’s negative effects on employment would be “substantially larger” than what it had previously anticipated.
It said the equivalent of 2.3 million workers would be lost by 2021, compared to its previous estimate of 800,000, and that 2.5 million workers would be lost by 2024. It also projected that labor force compensation would be reduced by 1 percent from 2017 to 2024 – twice its previous estimate.
The nonpartisan CBO’s numbers are eagerly embraced by Democrats, except when they do not support the Agenda. Then they fall back on the tried and true policy of denying factual reality while counting on voters to keep their heads in the sand.
In Supercilious’s defense, the difference between 0 and 2.5 million is just a rounding error when it comes to the kind of numbers our rulers are used to dealing with.