Obamacare Suffers Another Cheerleader Defection
August 14, 2013 - 6:04 pm
The White House dismisses such examples as “anecdotal.” Jason Furman, chairman of the president’s Council of Economic Advisors, said, “We are seeing no systematic evidence that the Affordable Care Act is having an adverse impact on job growth or the number of hours employees are working. … [S]ince the ACA became law, nearly 90 percent of the gain in employment has been in full-time positions.”
But the president of an influential union that supports Obamacare said the White House is wrong.
“It IS happening,” insisted Joseph Hansen, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers union, which has 1.2 million members. “Wait a year. You’ll see tremendous impact as workers have their hours reduced and their incomes reduced. The facts are already starting to show up. Their statistics, I think, are a little behind the time.”
In a letter to Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill, Hansen joined other labor chieftains in warning that the ACA as presently written could “destroy the foundation of the 40-hour work week that is the backbone of the middle class.”
Saying that the evidence is “anecdotal” does not mean it is false, but it’s a word that will probably mollify the Low Infos.
Until their hours are cut, of course.
The more pain part of this story is that the law isn’t even close to being fully implemented and it is already wreaking havoc with average workers, the lack of up to date studies notwithstanding (they’re coming though). Sky-high unemployment has plagued The Idiot King’s tenure and his vanity project is attacking jobs.
Four more years.