POSTED: Friday, February 7, 2014 - 12:22pm
UPDATED: Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 12:01pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — How's our free healthcare coming along?
Forbes reports Obamacare kills 2.5 Million jobs and that doesn't count independent contractors
One of the precepts of Obamacare is all employees ought to have affordable health coverage. That's a laudable goal, but the details have become more than messy. Besides, after the website gaffes, the 'like-your-plan-keep-your-plan' debacle, and other stumbles, what's the cost?
Now, the Congressional Budget Office released a 182-page Budget and Economic Outlook tallying the effect of Obamacare on the job market. It turns out, if you don't make people work, they may not want to work. The report claims that by 2024, Obamacare will reduce the size of the U.S. labor force by 2.5 million full-time-equivalent workers, roughly triple CBO's estimate three years ago.
Perhaps, only in Washington, could someone turn such a dire report on its head. It takes an optimist to see the true silver lining. Heck, this glass isn't just half full, it's filling right up to the brim, and with lemonade to boot.
Americans would no longer be trapped in a job just to provide coverage for their families, and would have the opportunity to pursue their dreams. What dreams? Just sitting at home?
This is the biggest incentive for folks to just give up and stick their hand out. Us working people are being played for suckers, big time.
That's my point of view, what's yours?
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