Good News: ObamaCare Will Cause Millions to Quit Their Jobs

February 7, 2014

ObamaCare’s greatest achievement has been overlooked until now.  It will enable millions of Americans to quit their jobs and have their health insurance paid for by those of us who are still working.

This may not sound like a good thing, but it is.  Just ask E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post, who pointed out that ObamaCare will free Americans from the “tyranny” of “job lock.”  In other words, instead of being locked into a job because they need health insurance, millions of Americans will be able to stay at home watching television, because those of us who work will pick up the tab for their insurance.

Americans used to think that taxation without representation was tyranny.  Now being a wage slave and working for a living is tyranny.

Dionne’s commentary was in response to a Congressional Budget Office report that ObamaCare will reduce the total number of hours Americans work by the equivalent of 2.5 million full-time jobs.  Those 2.5 million jobs don’t include jobs lost because of the cost of complying with ObamaCare and they don’t take into account the millions of people who are being employed part-time so that their employers don’t have to comply with Obamacare.

President Obama could commit murder and Dionne would spin it as population control, but he’s an op-ed writer and, as such, he’s supposed to be expressing an opinion.  But other allegedly objective journalists took a similar slant.

Calvin Woodward of the Associated Press wrote that Obamacare would give several million people “an opportunity” to work fewer hours or not at all “because they won’t be stuck in jobs just for the sake of keeping the health insurance they get from employers.”

You can tell by the headlines what others in the fourth estate had to say:

The Los Angeles Times: “Why the new CBO report on Obamacare is good news”

Daily Kos: “A CBO report shows how Obamacare will help the working poor”

Huffington Post: “Affordable Care Act a 'Job Killer'? No, That's Not What the CBO Said”

Moyers and Company: “Obamacare Will Make Us More Free”

Those who Dionne called “enemies of the law” (i.e., anyone with a few working brain cells left), of course, pointed out the truth – that we’ll all have to work harder to support those who don’t.

It’s bad enough that liberal media and op-ed writers are making the choice of being a leech a virtue, but they also attacked Republicans for attacking ObamaCare.

Some Republicans suggested that ObamaCare was destroying 2.3 million jobs.  Nonsense, Democrats and their media supporters countered.  It’s creating 2.3 million jobs; when people leave the workforce for free health insurance, it will leave jobs open for others to fill.

According to Woodward, Republicans ”who’ve claimed all along that the law will kill jobs … aren’t telling it straight.”

In reality, it’s journalists like Woodward and Dionne who aren’t telling it straight.

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