Previously: Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): “Seriously? You expect me to actually read the footnotes in the report?” (February 4, 2014)
You wouldn’t know that republicans were at the same hearing:
Conservatives Seize On Report To Argue Obamacare Is A Job Killer – But The Author Says They’re Wrong
By Sy Mukherjee on February 5, 2014 at 1:42 pm
On Wednesday, Congressional Budget Office (CBO) director Doug Elmendorf refuted the claim that the Affordable Care Act is a job killer – a misleading takeaway from his agency’s new report that is being touted by Obamacare critics….
….In fact, the CBO report explicitly states that the estimated reduction in labor “stems almost entirely from a net decline in the amount of labor that workers choose to supply, rather than from a net drop in businesses’ demand for labor” and that “there is no compelling evidence that part-time employment has increased as a result of ACA.” Those notions are further supported by economic data on full- and part-time employment trends over the last several years. Simply put, the report finds that Obamacare will reduce the number of people who are forced to work a job merely for the sake of health insurance….
Today, from Representative Vicky Hartzler (r), via Twitter:
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
In sobering Budget Comm.w/ CBO Dir. Projection: $10 trillion more to natl. debt, slow economy, and ACA causing loss of 2.5 million jobs. 9:26 AM – 5 Feb 2014
And that, of course, generated responses:
@RepHartzler Stop lying about job losses! 9:27 AM – 5 Feb 2014
Chet Coenen @chetcoenen
@RepHartzler source your numbers? 9:28 AM – 5 Feb 2014
@RepHartzler I hate to say this, but you realize a trillion dollar farm Bill is part of the problem, right? 12:05 PM – 5 Feb 2014
For some reason, I just don’t think we’re going to see a lot of open public town halls in the 4th Congressional District before the 2014 general election.