Skip to comments.Democrats new argument on Obamacare jobs decline: It reduces ‘job lock’
Posted on 02/05/2014 12:16:41 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Democrats are increasingly employing a new tack in the battle over a projected reduction of two million jobs due to Obamacare, saying the decline is actually the result of people not being required to work anymore when they don't want to -- a concept labeled "job lock."
"Yesterday, the CBO projected that by 2021 the Affordable Care Act will enable more than 2 million workers to escape 'job-lock' the situation where workers remain tied to employers for access to health insurance benefits," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) office said in a news release.
The release continued: "In addition to being just plain wrong on the facts of the CBO report, the GOP seems to have forgotten that ending 'job-lock' has been an avowed Republican goal for years even a highlight in the Republican Sen. John McCains 2008 presidential race."
House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) also mentioned the concept of "job lock" on Wednesday. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has used it too.
The concept is not a new one and has been cited by Democrats in the context of Obamacare before. But it came to light this week following the release of the CBO report.
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you can’t make this crap up...only liberal/progressives can be this idiotic.
Harry Reid used to wrestle.
He would know about how painful it can be to be put in the dreaded ‘job lock’ .
I see. So those two million people who will lose their jobs are all guaranteed to hate the job they have and will also be guaranteed to find another immediately, right?
What a load of bull.
Dems either consider us stupid (probably so) OR they are entirely insane. Could be both.
LOL...Harry Reid? A wrestler? With who...Barney?
re: “Yesterday, the CBO projected that by 2021 the Affordable Care Act will enable more than 2 million workers to escape ‘job-lock’”
Seriously?? Doesn’t “death” do the same thing? Even better, death helps you escape “pain-lock”, “hassle-lock”, “disease-lock”, etc.
Another benefit, lower life expectancies will also reduce per capital health care costs.
Is the Onion writing for the leftists?
I’ve had more than one job I didn’t like
had I been given tons of free welfare money, food stamps, transportation passes, free or subsidized low cost rent, free or subsidized utilities, free medical health care, free cell phones, free or reduced college tuition and fees, free clothing (private charity), free secretarial and messaging services (same), etc and etc and etc.... perhaps I, too, would have signed up for Obama’s Transformed Amerika (you know, the one that doesn’t work)
you get more of what you pay more for
A drowning man will grasp at any straw he can find.
RE: I see. So those two million people who will lose their jobs are all guaranteed to hate the job they have
Make that 2.5 Million as per CBO figures.
Two million will lose there jobs. Period. Maybe they’ll get part time...maybe not. Some may choose to go on the dole. One way or the other...the WORKING class gets screwed because they pick up the slack, the dems look like uncle sugar daddy, and the conservatives will look like the boogey man. So says the MSM.
Yeah, don't think of it as unemployment, think of it as emancipation. And think of all the unhealthy food you'll avoid by not eating every day! Praise Dear Leader!
The sad thing is that none of the LIVs will recognize this chocolate ration doublespeak for what it is.
This is rich.
I hope they employ this, the backlash will be sweet.
I apparently was unaware that I was in “job lock” for about 50 years until my retirement last year. Who knew?????
It’s downright doubleplusgood!
Obama has liberated Americans from the tyranny of gainful employment.
“Job Lock”? Any relation to Lock Jaw?
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