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Rep Keith Ellison on Obamacare-Related Job Losses: Americans Work Too Much Anyway
Breitbart's Big Government ^ | February 9, 2014 | AWR Hawkins

Posted on 02/09/2014 9:14:12 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

During the February 9 airing of This Week With George Stephanopoulos, Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) said the loss of work hours due to Obamacare could actually be a good thing because Americans work too much anyway, compared to people in other industrialized countries.

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

The discussion began when round-table host Jonathan Karl asked Congressman Tom Cole (R-Okla.) about a CBO report showing "the equivalent of two million-plus workers coming out of the economy" due to Obamacare.

Cole said, "Obamacare has been an issue from day one that's hurt Democrats and helped Republicans." And he said it's "not going to go away" as an issue "because it's fundamentally a flawed, bad policy."

Ellison countered that the CBO report on the reduction of hours worked means, "We are going to have parents being able to come home, working reasonable hours. People are going to be able to retire. People might actually be able to cook dinner rather than have to order out and get some takeout."

He added: "If you look at international comparisons country by country, Americans work way more that the average of industrialized countries around the world."(continued)

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: economy; idiot; keithellison; obamacare; unemployment
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1 posted on 02/09/2014 9:14:12 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You have to consider the source. This lowlife, Ellison, has probably never done an honest day’s work in his pathetic little Muzzie life.


2 posted on 02/09/2014 9:17:18 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

despicable


3 posted on 02/09/2014 9:19:28 PM PST by stilloftyhenight (Unite in the primary to unseat RINOs...staying home isn't an option.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
OK, Idiot. Less work = less tax revenue. But you, Little Obama, are too stupid to understand this.
4 posted on 02/09/2014 9:22:19 PM PST by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Since Less is More, And More is Bad, then Less is good.

Less Government is good.

Less Regulations is a definite good!

Ae less jobs also good, and more jobs bad?


5 posted on 02/09/2014 9:24:51 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dear Mr Mooslum. That reason we work too many hours, is to pay for inflation. Pinche mooslum. When amabO kneels to pray, can you tell us what he had to eat?


6 posted on 02/09/2014 9:27:25 PM PST by Bibman (Tea Party since 1976)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Does Rep. Ellison understand that taxpayers, including their children and grandchildren, are going to be working 12 hours a day for decades in order to pay of the ungodly humongous national debt created by the Democrats?


7 posted on 02/09/2014 9:28:58 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ellison countered that the CBO report on the reduction of hours worked means, People are going to be able to retire.

As if you couldn't retire when you had more hours... you can now retire because you've been docked hours.

They truly must think they're talking to a nation of kindergarteners.

8 posted on 02/09/2014 9:29:10 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I pick up overtime every week. I would be furious if I lost it over any kind of government policy. end of story really.
9 posted on 02/09/2014 9:30:42 PM PST by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

muslim marxist libtard defending damaged economy.

i guess they’re doing high fives considering all the people not working anymore at all.


10 posted on 02/09/2014 9:32:32 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dear Mr Mooslum. That reason we work too many hours, is to pay for inflation. Pinche mooslum. When amabO kneels to pray, can you tell us what he had to eat?


11 posted on 02/09/2014 9:33:52 PM PST by Bibman (Tea Party since 1976)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How long do we allow them to brazenly lie like this without consequences.
12 posted on 02/09/2014 9:34:02 PM PST by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

why would the democrats have freaked if bush would have given this lame-ass excuse?

just imagine. they freaked the country out at 5% unemployment. it was awful times, just awful. now we allk work too much.


13 posted on 02/09/2014 9:35:24 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The islamoNazi program to weaken America is alive and well, despite the fact that there are still many of us who’d like to find gainful employment. BS like “ we work too hard anyway” is the last thing we want to hear from the politicians that have been destroying our jobs for the last five years.


14 posted on 02/09/2014 9:35:27 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OQcoDQq3-o


15 posted on 02/09/2014 9:35:45 PM PST by ltc8k6
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>> compared to people in other industrialized countries.

Socialist.


16 posted on 02/09/2014 9:37:19 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When there is a Republican in office, they complain incessantly about the lack of jobs. When a Dem is in office suddenly Americans not only have enough jobs, but also are spending too much time working. Amazing what magic happens during a Democrat’s term.


17 posted on 02/09/2014 9:38:00 PM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crused it. -M. Twain)
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To: GeronL

A fresh, steaming hot serving of Stupid.


18 posted on 02/09/2014 9:39:44 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Too much working leads to that other problem plaguing Americans today....too much money!

Which is BOTH hugh and serieus!


19 posted on 02/09/2014 9:41:33 PM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: right way right
How long do we allow them to brazenly lie like this without consequences.

One of these days. One of these effing days.

20 posted on 02/09/2014 9:42:07 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

send that muslim to Gitmo!


21 posted on 02/09/2014 9:45:27 PM PST by dalereed
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
fine, your next.

22 posted on 02/09/2014 9:46:00 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are putting z positive spin on this and tge masses will buy it, as usual. Maybe all the talk of heroin and prescription narcotic gateway drug addiction will be allowed on the airwaves a few more days, as grossed out as I am about that Hoffman guy

People shouldn’t work so they can pursue their passions

The output of good cultural material, art, literature, drama has been deteriorating. Not because of the lack of time people have to do it, but because of the lack of truth in society

This idleness will breed more veil

Not to mention economic ridiculousness

No one is minding the children and theironey.

We are living off of them

It’s disgusting in biblical proportions


23 posted on 02/09/2014 9:46:50 PM PST by stanne
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Up is down, wet is dry, hot is cold...

That is exactly the way Communists talk. We have them in our Gov posing as Americans.

24 posted on 02/09/2014 9:51:46 PM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ok, I have had my fill of this crap from the demonrats, I think everyone of these morons that spouts this stupidity should have their pay and benefits slashed in half, told to shut up and enjoy their free time!


25 posted on 02/09/2014 9:59:08 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Ellison joins the long list of Democrat “Representatives” (leaving out Senators for the moment) who prove the old theorem that there is no limit to their stupidity.

The Guinness Book of Records is developing a whole section devoted to Stupid Democrats. I guarantee you that it will be a best seller.

* Guam Tip Over threat due to more troops stationed there
* 57 States
* Not working is good for the family
* More illegal or even legal low wage aliens are good for the black unemployed
* Target and Trader Joe stores which create jobs for the black residents of high unemployment areas are BAD for those people
* Anything that Sheila Jackson-Lee says. (What a conundrum she is - named for two of the leading Confederate military men.
* Cummings (D-Md) saying that if you can connect the dots of factual information with an in-your-face pattern of behavior (the IRS et al investigating a woman’s business all within a few months of creating/filing a new organization that is anti voter fraud), that is just speculation and maybe racism.

* Just because the greater majority of knock-out crime perpetrators are black, there is no reason to think that racism might be the cause of it. (Blame it on the Amish).

* Clean white sheets are racist. I made that up but it sounds like something these clowns would say.

I hope that someone makes a list of all the stupid saying that Black Democrat politicians say and post it here. We need a good laugh and cry.

As for Ellison, what did you expect from a leftist Black Moslem Democrat from Minnesota? Sanity?


26 posted on 02/09/2014 10:04:21 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Americans work too hard......?


27 posted on 02/09/2014 10:07:59 PM PST by screaming eagle2 (no matter what you call it,a pre-owned vehicle,IS STILL A USED CAR!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is free political advertising for a Conservative Republican.

Democrats went from jobs jobs jobs to eh more free time!


28 posted on 02/09/2014 10:09:09 PM PST by RginTN
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To: Chgogal

You can’t generate holiday time, nor the pay to take a holiday, if you’re not working.


30 posted on 02/09/2014 10:12:05 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So... your family doesn’t eat. Americans eat too much anyway.

As an alternative, of course, you can always join the communist overthrow of America being led by President Good-for-nothing. Then, at least, the Democrats will give you food stamps, courtesy of the Marxist Revolution.


31 posted on 02/09/2014 10:17:02 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

Where do these magicians think the food will come from when the ranchers and farmers quit taking fiat currency? There has to be food in the grocery stores to use food stamps on.


32 posted on 02/09/2014 10:21:44 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If us kaffir stop working so much, how can we generate enough revenue for that jizyah he so desperately wants to extract from us, eh?


33 posted on 02/09/2014 10:31:51 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The United Sattes is moving rapidly to a Marxist government. The food - and the farms - belong to The People. The farmers will only be allowed to work them as long as they proiduce.

When they wise up and stop, the Marxists will take them over as they have in South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Then no one will have anything to eat, it’s true, but at least we’ll have “social justice” Marxist-style.

Oh, and all the best food items will go straight to the White House.


34 posted on 02/09/2014 10:40:02 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

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35 posted on 02/09/2014 10:43:45 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: Lizavetta
They truly must think they're talking to a nation of kindergarteners.

With no offense intended to our children, this administration constantly insults adult citizens! Some liberals are clearly stupid, IMO---too stupid to know they are stupid. For them it is natural to believe all who disagree with them have to be wrong.

Other liberals, IMO, know exactly what their agenda is---to make America a socialist country.

Woe to their children and grandchildren, etc. They will eventually pay a heavy price along with everyone else.

36 posted on 02/09/2014 10:49:11 PM PST by IIntense
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To: Army Air Corps

wow.

So we have gone from pretending that we are in a recovery, pretending the President is focused on job creation to now saying “fewer jobs is a good thing”


37 posted on 02/09/2014 10:52:51 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Lizavetta

close to half of America will lap this up


38 posted on 02/09/2014 10:53:49 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Jack Hammer

Where will the Government get the money for food stamps if non-workers and short-time employees can’t pay the amount of tax money they crave?


39 posted on 02/09/2014 10:54:20 PM PST by IIntense
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To: GeronL
Not the Union members whose retirement depends on overtime.
40 posted on 02/09/2014 10:57:07 PM PST by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: IIntense

Once everything offically belongs to The State, the government will feed you and clothe you in exchange for your utter and abject servitude.

It’s happening already.


41 posted on 02/09/2014 11:06:06 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Chgogal

They are even stupider (is that a word?). They think the rich will pick up the slack with more taxes that pay for the jobless to be unemployed. That’s the ticket!


42 posted on 02/09/2014 11:08:53 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Imagine if they had no jobs, Ellison!!

They could be home all the time!!

They know that Democrats will believe any spin and lie from other Democrats, so.....


43 posted on 02/09/2014 11:27:08 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Lizavetta

~~~They truly must think they’re talking to a nation of kindergarteners.~~~

Well, there ARE millions of voters who luv Obama, soooooo.......


44 posted on 02/09/2014 11:28:29 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Which one was it that wanted to look for the flag planted on Mars?


45 posted on 02/09/2014 11:31:40 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Help the Democrats get more free time and family time vote the SOB’s out of office.


46 posted on 02/09/2014 11:52:48 PM PST by FreedomGuru (Time for torches and pitchforks.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dear Mr Mooslum. That reason we work too many hours, is to pay for inflation. Pinche mooslum. When amabO kneels to pray, can you tell us what he had to eat?


47 posted on 02/10/2014 12:01:48 AM PST by Bibman (Tea Party since 1976)
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To: Chgogal

Why would you think he believes this? This is toxic to them and they know it. We’re watching them spin themselves into major losses.


48 posted on 02/10/2014 12:18:23 AM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Another lo-IQ lo-info Congressional Black Caucus member. They will sya anything for their great communist leader Obungu


49 posted on 02/10/2014 12:21:53 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: F15Eagle

Sheila Lee-Jackson,one of Texas’s finest. Boy is that broad dumb, but not as dumb as those who voted for her. Low education voters, all.

There must be a school that they go to, to become stupider than they were before going into. Then they are stocked in a store for Democrats called “Stupid R Us”.

You can buy them individually or by the dozen.


50 posted on 02/10/2014 12:48:27 AM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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