MOOCHERS: Politico Asks, ‘Why Do Republicans Want Us To Work All The Time?’

Published on February 10, 2014

Politico wonders why the GOP wants Americans to work “all the time,” using the recent CBO projection that ObamaCare will reduce the workforce by 2.5 million over the next 10 years as a springboard.

The article’s author, university professor Benjamin Kline Hunnicut, wrote that Republican reaction to the CBO projection was predictable:

“Pundits filled the airwaves, Cassandra-like, to paint ObamaCare as the ultimate job killer. Never mind that, reading the fine print, it’s clear the CBO was talking about workers voluntarily reducing their hours in response to the law—not getting laid off or seeing their shifts scaled back.”

Hunnicut then asked: “Anyway, isn’t that supposed to be a good thing?”, referring to workers voluntarily reducing their hours. If the only jobs that were lost, or hours that were reduced as a result of ObamaCare were voluntary, sure, it would be a good thing. However, that’s not the case.

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