Obamacare Jobs Debate

  • Aired:  02/05/14
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Conservatives cite a government report as evidence that the Affordable Care Act is a job killer, and the Obama administration fires backs with a dull rebuttal. (4:02)

THANK YOU LADIES ANDGENTLEMEN, WELCOME TO THE

REPORT.

>> STEPHEN, STEPHEN,STEPHEN!

STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

>> Stephen: FOLKS, THANK YOUSO MUCH.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IDON'T SAY THIS EVERY NIGHT

WHEN I GO ON AIR.

THERE IS NO DOUBT THATTONIGHT I AM IN A TERRIFIC

MOOD.

YES, YES!

IT'S FREEZING OUT.

YES, DIRTY SLUSH ISEVERYWHERE, AND YES I HAD TO

PUSH A FRAIL WOMAN IN FRONTOF A SALT TRUCK TO GET A CAB

(LAUGHTER)ONCE AGAIN MY APOLOGIES TO

DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN.

BUT STILL I COULD NOT BEHAPPIER BECAUSE YESTERDAY

THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGETOFFICE RELEASED PROJECTIONS

ON THE NUMBER OF JOBSOBAMACARE WILL COST AND THE

NEWS IS HORRIBLE.

(LAUGHTER)JIM?

>> TURNS OUT THE CBO NOWSAYS PRESIDENT'S HEALTH CARE

LAW WILL CUT THE NUMBER OFFULL-TIME JOBS THE UNITED

STATES BY 2.3 MILLION BY2021.

>> IT'S A BOMBSHELL HAS BEENDROPPED BY THE CONGRESSIONAL

BUDGET OFFICE WHICH IS THEGOVERNMENT'S OWN BEAN

COUNTERS.

>> THIS WAS REALLY KIND OF ASURPRISE AND A FRESH BELOW

TO THE PRESIDENT'S HEALTHCARE LAW.

>> THIS IS A JOB KILLER.

>> I TOLD YOU.

(LAUGHTER)OH, NOBODY BELIEVED ME WHEN

I SAID OBAMACARE WAS A JOBKILLER.

AND NOW IT IS.

IT'S ONLY A MATTER OF TIMEBEFORE THEY ROLL OUT THE

DEATH PANELS AND ELDERCATAPULTS.

I BROKE THAT STORY.

BUT NO SURPRISE, OBAMAUNLEASHED HIS ECONOMIC NERD

PATROL TO EXPLAIN AWAY THENUMBERS.

>> IN FACT, WHAT CBO FOUND,AND THIS IS THEIR SUMMARY

QUOTE NEAR THE TOP OFAPPENDIX C, AGAIN, SO THE

ESTIMATED REDUCTION, THIS ISTHE REDUCTION IN THE TOTAL

QUANTITY OF LABOR, ALL OF YOUHAVE TALKED ABOUT, SO THE

ESTIMATED REDUCTION STEMSALMOST ENTIRELY FROM A NET

DECLINE IN THE AMOUNT OFLABOR THAT WORKERS CHOOSE TO

SUPPLY RATHER THAN FROM ANET DROP IN BUSINESSES

DEMAND FOR LABOR.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) >> Stephen: MOM, I DON'T WANT

TO GO TO SCHOOL.

RIGHT, TV.

OKAY.

BACK IN THE GAME, OKAY.

WHERE WAS I.

OKAY, SURE, SURE, WHAT THEPROFESSOR SAID IS

TECHNICALLY TRUE.

OBAMACARE GIVES PEOPLEHEALTH CARE OPTIONS ALLOWING

THEM TO WORK LESS IF THEYCHOOSE.

BUT WHAT LOOKS BETTER ON ABUMPER STICKER, OBAMACARE JOB

KILLER VOTE GOP OROBAMACARE'S ESTIMATED

REDUCTION IN THE WORKFORCESTEMS ALMOST ENTIRELY FROM A

NET DECLINE IN THE AMOUNT OFLABOR THAT WORKERS CHOOSE TO

SUPPLY RATHER THAN FROM ANET DROP IN BUSINESSES

DEMAND FOR LABOR, VOTEDEMOCRAT.

BESIDES, BESIDES, PEOPLESHOULD BE CHAINED BY THEIR

THEIR NEED FOR INSURANCE TOJOBS THEY HATE.

THAT IS WHAT BUILT THISCOUNTRY.

YOU THINK ANYONE WANTED TOBE A PILGRIM?

NO!

BUT THEY STUCK IT OUT FORTHE BUCKLE INSURANCE.

(LAUGHTER)EVEN THEN, EVEN THEN IT WAS

A PRETTY HIGH BUCKLEDEDUCTIBLE.

-- DEDUCTIBLE.

(LAUGHTER)BUCKLE DEDUCTIBLE.