#55931 Feb 5, 2014
No, CBO did not say Obamacare will kill 2 million jobs:
Here we go again. During the 2012 campaign, The Fact Checker had to repeatedly explain that the Congressional Budget Office never said that the Affordable Care Act killed 800,000 jobs by 2021. Now, the CBO has released an updated estimate, nearly the triple the size of the earlier one: 2.3 million in 2021.
First, this is not about jobs. Its about workers and the choices they make.
The CBOs estimate is mostly the result of an analysis of the impact of the law on the supply of labor. That means how many people choose to participate in the work force. In other words, the nonpartisan agency is examining whether the law increases or decreases incentives for people to work.
One big issue: the health insurance subsidies in the law. Thats a substantial benefit that decreases as people earn more money, so at a certain point, a person has to choose between earning more money or continuing to get the maximum help with health insurance payments. In other words, people might work longer and harder, but actually earn no more, or earn even less, money. That is a disincentive to work.(The same thing happens when people qualify for food stamps or other social services.)
Thus, some people might decide to work part-time, not full time, in order to keep getting health-care subsidies. Thus, they are reducing their supply of labor to the market. Other people near retirement age might decide they no longer need to hold onto their job just because it provides health insurance, and they also leave the work force.
Look at this way: If someone says they decided to leave their job for personal reasons, most people would not say they lost their jobs. They simply decided not to work.
"First, this is not about jobs. Its about workers and the choices they make.
The CBOs estimate is mostly the result of an analysis of the impact of the law on the supply of labor. That means how many people choose to participate in the work force. In other words, the nonpartisan agency is examining whether the law increases or decreases incentives for people to work."
The above is for those who are so willing to jump on the "I Hate Obama" bandwagon that they ignore the facts
#55932 Feb 5, 2014
try reading the article azzwipe LMAO!
#55933 Feb 5, 2014
To sum up this article for all the Obama lap dogs:
Obamacare reduces the workforce of 2 million because the law made Americans choose between working more and making less
work less and get paid the same through taxpayer subsidies.
Way to help set the bar low for yourselves Libs!!!!! LMAO !!!
The FACT is that Obamacare FORCES workers to make this choice resulting in 2 million less jobs.
#55934 Feb 5, 2014
try reading the article azzwipe LMAO !
#55935 Feb 5, 2014
I would support my mutated step brother Sopper.
#55937 Feb 5, 2014
Not a single Republican voted for the Obamacare disaster. Not one.
Is this mess what the Democrats imagined?
FoxNews.com , Feb. 5, 2014
Budget office chief: ObamaCare creates disincentive to work
The head of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office delivered a damning assessment Wednesday of the Affordable Care Act, telling lawmakers that ObamaCare creates a "disincentive for people to work," adding fuel to Republican arguments that the law will hurt the economy.
The testimony from CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf comes after his office released a highly controversial report that detailed how millions of workers could cut back their hours or opt out of the job market entirely because of benefits under the health law.
The White House and its Democratic allies accused Republicans, and the media, of mischaracterizing the findings. But Elmendorf backed Republicans' central argument -- fewer people will work because of the law's subsidies.
"The act creates a disincentive for people to work," Elmendorf said, under questioning from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
#55938 Feb 5, 2014
Red State Dem Steve Beshear Busts the Medias Anti-Obamacare BS By Predicting 2014 Win
Red state Democratic governor Steve Beshear turned the media narrative about ObamaCare upside down and spanked it, telling Greg Sargent that ObamaCare is going to be a winner for Democrats in November of 2014, in a red state or not.
The Washington Posts Greg Sargent interviewed Governor Steve Beshear (D-KY), one of the few Democrats who seems to understand the goldmine that ObamaCare offers Dems this election if they know what to do with it.
Beshear told Sargent Were doing the right thing. Thats the most important point here. The people of America, and the people of Kentucky, deserve access to affordable health care. For the first time in the history of this country, we have a tool that allows us to accomplish this goal.
Beshear continued on, explaining what we have been saying at Politicus ever since Republicans started their ObamaCare fear-mongering,This issue is going to look a lot different in November 2014 than it looks today. By November 2014, these exchanges will be working smoothly, and the world will not have come to an end Right now some are afraid because of misinformation. By November they will know its not going to do anything to them.
Beshear went so far as to make the bold claim that ObamaCare is a winner for Democrats, telling Sargent,In general this issue is going to be a winner for Democrats by November of 2014 whether youre in a red state or a blue state.
This is hardly his first powerful defense of the Presidents healthcare reform. In August of last year, Beshear refused to buy into the Republican fear-mongering and instead, turned it around and made such a compelling argument for it that he left Senator Rand Paul and Senator Mitch McConnell reeling.
Read more here:
#55939 Feb 5, 2014
Obamacare is a monstrous fiasco.
Americans have lost their health insurance policies, full time work, their family doctors while paying higher deductibles and higher premiums.
Now add insult to injury with complaints that get ignored.
WashingtoPost.com , Feb. 2, 2014
The Insiders: Obamacare The incompetence and denials keep coming
Two stories converge today to illuminate how the White House and the Democratic establishment are attempting to hide the next wave of Obamacare failures. Both Post stories reveal how the president and Democratic leaders at the state level are hiding problems with Obamacare instead of confronting and fixing problems.
First, Amy Goldstein of The Post reveals that the appeals process guaranteed in the Obamacare law does not actually exist. The story outlines an almost comical process that requires citizens who seek a fair hearing to have an innocent, HealthCare.gov -generated mistake corrected to fill out a seven-page paper form that is then inexplicably shipped to Kentucky, where it is entered into a government database that isnt actually connected to anything. Its a digital dead end for those who dare to complain.
Next, The Posts Jenna Johnson and Mary Pat Flaherty outline how Maryland state officials are trying to block an investigation into the debacle of the state health insurance exchange Web site, which has been plagued with operational problems since day one. Some Democratic officials including Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, who is running for governor dont want a full investigation because such an investigation could have a negative impact on the upcoming state elections for Democrats.
#55940 Feb 6, 2014
Oh no. How will Eric Holder "Obama's Puppet" answer this letter? I know...he won't until the puppet master tells him the lie he wants told. They gots to cover their butts...LOL
Now back to your fixed news...MSNBC....Where the lies begin and never stop.
MSNBC, also know as the sheeples choice.
Gowdy, Jordan, Chaffetz Press AG on Presidents IRS Comments
Reps. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) today sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder regarding the Presidents comments claiming not a "smidgen of corruption" at the IRS, despite an ongoing criminal investigation.
Text of the letter:
February 5, 2014
The Honorable Eric Holder
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Attorney General Holder:
We are writing you today to inquire about the Presidents recent comments regarding the criminal investigation into the Internal Revenue Services (IRSs) treatment of taxpayers applying for nonprofit status for their organizations based on political persuasion.
In May of 2013, President Obama said he would not tolerate partisan targeting and vowed to make sure that we find out exactly what happened at the IRS. Since this situation came to light, we have received very little information on the Department of Justices criminal investigation. You testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 29, 2014, that the investigation is open and still proceeding, and criminal charges are still possible, noting,All the options are on the table, given the fact that there has not been a determination either to bring charges or to decline the case.
Additionally, on January 30, Deputy Attorney General James Cole sent a letter to Representative Jim Jordan refusing to allow any Department employees to testify before Congress because of the on-going nature of the investigation, stating it is the commitment of the Department to avoid
any perception that our law enforcement efforts are subject to undue influence from elected officials. Our disclosure of non-public information about this pending investigation would be inconsistent with this long-standing policy and could undermine judicial confidence in the independence of the criminal justice process.
In contrast to these statements, on Sunday, February 2, the President stated there is not a smidgen of corruption at the IRS regarding this targeting, despite the fact the investigation, to the best of our knowledge and according to your recent testimony, is not complete. We hope you can restore our confidence that the investigation into the IRS will be thorough and not swayed by any political biases.
In that vein, we are hoping you can answer several questions:
1) If the IRS investigation is ongoing, and there has been no determination as to whether criminal charges will be brought, how does the President know there is no criminality?
2) Is the President being briefed on the investigation while it is ongoing?
3) Can Congress be briefed on the status of the investigation and preliminary findings through a bipartisan, bicameral briefing?
Thank you in advance for your prompt response.
#55941 Feb 6, 2014
Obamacare is going to cost 2.5 million US jobs.
Obama and his liberoids are in damage control...LMAO.
Obama says...those who lose their jobs will be able to work part time and spend quality time with their families....LMFAO. His excuses for his F***ups are getting more childish everyday.
Hilliary in 2016...NOT!
#55942 Feb 6, 2014
Nothing beats a good joint prior to making this claim says Steve Beshear. LOL
Meanwhile the democrats who have some of their brains still functioning are getting as far away from Obama and his socialist agenda as they can. Their running for the hills folks!
#55943 Feb 6, 2014
You know, I never really thought about how the liberal women looked like before. But these women put the F in ugly. Kind of reminds me of Dan the Man's wife and daughter.
SOLD! I support the burka for these 8 Democrat Females only!
Seriously the United States of America would seriously benefit if these democrat female faces were covered with the burka. I know you agree. These women plus a few more have total anger because they are totally unfit to be called women, LOL. Wildebeest usually comes up when I think about it but I will let you decide.
#55944 Feb 6, 2014
Do you think Obama will lose any sleep over this mans death? Never in a million years. Would Obama lose sleep over a canceled family vacation? YOU BETCHA!
Remember Bill Elliot? He is the guy with cancer that had his plan canceled due to Obamacare regulations but because of his pre-existing condition the $1500 monthly cost of OBAMACARE is too much for him to pay- he wants to spare his family the expensive burden and let nature take its course...
He has Stage 4 cancer, without treatment his outcome is grim to say the least.
He announced this week that the IRS is auditing him.
Speak out against the Führer and you will pay- even if it is with your life.
#55945 Feb 6, 2014
Eric Holder said this man has suffered enough. Now he has to deal with living as a woman. Eric Holder, under Obama's orders is going to have all charges dropped and see to it that Obamacare covers his sex change operation.
Gunman Shoots off Own Testicles While Fleeing Crime
- See more at: http://misguidedchildren.com/justice/2014/02/...
#55946 Feb 6, 2014
Now for a short break...please enjoy the music while I'm gone.
#55947 Feb 6, 2014
The hate continues to grow at the liberals number one news source, MSNBC.
Hey Homestead, did you get your daily dose of hate today? For your convenience I have supplied a link for you, I figure you're hungry about now.
MSNBC gets slammed, targeted with boycott for tweet claiming conservatives would hate biracial Cheerios ad.
MSNBC...Highly recommended by Dan the Man and bobby6464.
#55948 Feb 6, 2014
Nancy Pelosi, 2010:
This bill will create 4 million jobs, 400,000 almost immediately.
Congressional Budget Office, 2014:
Obamacare will "will cost the nation the equivalent of 2.5 million workers in the next decade"
PjMedia.com , February 4, 2014
At the New Editor, Tom Elia does something thats very unfair. He quotes a Democrat accurately. Whenever you do that as the Dallas Morning News is finding out lately by reporting on Wendy Davis dishonesty Democrats attack you and call you names.
Four years ago, in February 2010, then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) made a promise about Obamacare, the law that she and her fellow Democrats were poised to pass and make law.
Pelosi said This bill will create 4 million jobs, 400,000 almost immediately.
But the Congressional Budget Office said today that Obamacare is likely to kill 2.5 million jobs, while slowing overall economic growth over the next decade.
So Pelosi was only off by 6.5 million jobs.
#55949 Feb 6, 2014
Scoop here, have some important political news for all of you. Poop poop poop poop. Poop soup! POOP
“Comfort the afflicted”
Since: May 13
Afflict the comfortable
#55950 Feb 6, 2014
The CBO did NOT state that Obamacare "will cost us 2 million jobs."
That is a lie almost as big as death panels.
Directly from the report:
"CBO estimates that the ACA will reduce the total number of hours worked, on net, by about 1.5 percent to 2.0 percent during the period from 2017 to 2024, almost entirely because workers will choose to supply less labor given the new taxes and other incentives they will face and the financial benefits some will receive.
CHOOSE TO SUPPLY less labor. That means that the benefits provided by the ACA will create an opportunity for many workers to work LESS. They won't have to take a minimum wage job or work overtime just to pay for healthcare.
Keep up the lies though, they only make these dumb tea baggers look even DUMBER.
#55952 Feb 6, 2014
Keystone XL Jobs Lie
If it receives approval from both the State Department and the White House, the proposed Keystone XL pipeline would ship dirty tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada, down to the Gulf of Mexico to be shipped overseas. Not real oil but the waste from crude oil that nobody wants.
After years of claims by Republicans that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline would create tens of thousands of jobs, we now have some hard numbers on that, at least from the U.S. State Department, if you choose to believe them.
Last year, while pushing for the KXL, House Speaker John Boehner released a statement claiming that the pipeline will create over 20,000 direct jobs and 100,000 indirect jobs. On Friday, as the State Department released its Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the project, Boehner once again released a statement reiterating his previous claim that the pipeline would bring more than 100,000 jobs.
The trouble is, thats not true. At least according to the actual State Department report, which was the occasion for Boehners Friday statement
In other news Tom Corbett raises gasoline tax 9 cents a gallon as of jan 1, 2014, then another 9 cents a gallon on jan 1 ,2015, then another 12 centsa gallon on jan 1, 2016.......now back to the Benghazi scandal
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