Townhall’s Guy Benson has put together the ultimate ObamaCare broken Promises video montage.
Democrats have made endless promises to the public throughout the healthcare debate, the highest profile of which haven’t panned out— which is why the law remains deeply unpopular. Conservatives predicted nearly every one of these betrayals, often with remarkable precision. The law is a mess that has shattered the well-known pledges upon which was sold. Its authors and defenders lack credibility. And the new policy is hurting real people. What follows is a digestible, but by no means comprehensive, video dissection of Obamacare, using only supporters’ words, press accounts, and testimonials from impacted citizens:
Every time I hear Jay Carney robotically repeat the phrase, “affordable quality health care,” I retch. Repeating a thing over and over and over does not make it so.
Guy Benson: Democrats Spinning Madly on Devastating CBO Report:
How does one spin the unspinnable? By trying to convince the country that millions of Americans leaving the full-time workforce is somehow good news. Here’s White House economist Jason Furman doing his best to put a happy sheen on the terrible news, arguing that more Americans will be liberated to not work, or reduce their productivity. It’sall about “choice,” or something:
As I said yesterday, good luck with that. Americans differ on many issues, but there’s near unanimity on the notion that our economy needs more people working, not fewer. Especially with the workforce participation rate at a 36-year low, artificially holding down the (still too high) unemployment rate — which doesn’t calculate those who’ve given up looking for work. The nonpartisan CBO has concluded that the “Affordable” Care Act will cost more than $2 trillion over its first decade of full implementation, will slow job creation in coming years, willretard economic growth, and will reduce the US labor force by the equivalent of 2.3 million full-time jobs. White House spokesman Jay Carney and other Democrats continue to claim that this is good news because people won’t be “trapped” in jobs:
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.