On a conference call with reporters, a senior administration official said the change in worker behavior due to health care access reforms found in the Affordable Care Act was not a surprise.
“To put that in context, I have no doubt that if we eliminated Social Security and eliminated Medicare, there would be many 95-year-olds that would choose to work more hours than they’re working today just so they could survive, feed themselves and have health insurance,” the official said.
The CBO’s projected reduction in full-time workers, then, “shouldn’t be a significant cause for surprise and it reflects the fact that workers have a new set of options and are making the best choices that they can choose to make for themselves given those options,” the official said.
What? I was told quite clearly four years ago that ♡bamaCare!!! would create 400,000 jobs, most of them almost immediately. But that’s from the same crew who promised us that if we like our plans we could keep them — while peddling a law designed specifically to shut down the existing individual market and to cancel tens of millions of existing policies.
Now this band of liars assures us that ♡bamaCare!!!’s job losses will come from the nonagenarian set, who without the wonders of ♡bamaCare!!! would still be working as Walmart greeters or whatever.
No. It’s quite plainly clear that Professor Ditherton Wiggleroom loves welfare, thinks more people should be on welfare, that welfare recipients will vote for more Democrats like Professor Wiggleroom, and that work is for suckers.
Well, that’s certainly been the case in his career, hasn’t it?