Good news, everybody!
According to today’s NY Times editorial, yesterday’s CBO prediction of 2.5 million lost jobs, due to Obamacare, is actually “mostly a good thing.”
Via Washington Examiner: New York Times editorial: CBO job loss predictions ‘mostly a good thing’
After the Congressional Budget Office estimated that Obamacare will cause the loss of 2.5 million jobs in the next 10 years, the New York Times editorial on Wednesday called the news “mostly a good thing.”
Here is their
b.s. Obama water-carrying absurd spin take on the CBO report:
Via The New York Times: Freeing Workers From the Insurance Trap
The Congressional Budget Office reported on Tuesday that the Affordable Care Act will reduce the number of full-time workers by 2.5 million over the next decade. That is mostly a good thing, a liberating result of the law. Of course, Republicans immediately tried to brand the findings as “devastating” and stark evidence of President Obama’s health care reform as a failure and a job killer. It is no such thing….
Some workers may have had a pre-existing condition and will now be able to leave work because insurers must accept all applicants without regard to health status and charge premiums unrelated to health status. Some may have felt they needed to keep working to pay for health insurance, but now new government subsidies will help pay premiums, making it more possible for them to leave their jobs….
The new law will free people, young and old, to pursue careers or retirement without having to worry about health coverage. Workers can seek positions they are most qualified for and will no longer need to feel locked into a job they don’t like because they need insurance for themselves or their families. It is hard to view this as any kind of disaster.
With regard to the New York Times, I think the family of Leonard Smith, a WWII and Korean War veteran, got it perfectly right:
Via Washington Times: Obituary wish to world: Cancel your New York Times
…His obituary, published in GreenwichTime.com after his Nov. 27, 2013, death: “Leonard Smith hated pointless bureaucracy, thoughtless inefficiency and bad ideas born of good intentions. He loved his wife, admired and respected his children and liked just about every dog he ever met. He will be greatly missed by those he loved and those who loved him.”
And the punchline finish: “In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you cancel your subscription to The New York Times.”