Friday, January 15, 2016

Knowing what isn't so rebuttal: Obamacare is NOT a job killer

The GOPropagandists like to push the notion that Obamacare is a job killer. The problem with that is that it just ain't so. Steve Benen (MSNBC/MaddowBlog) features the relevant data debunking what the GOP knows..

... Forbes’ Dan Diamond made a great observation [about] private-sector employment in the United States over the last eight years.

Benen has a simple but compelling chart contrasting employment in the Bush and Obama years.

As Diamond added last week, “Obamacare was signed into law in March 2010. The private sector hasn’t lost jobs since.”

However, that does not stop the right-wing kooks from displaying their pathological devotion to misinformation.

Marco Rubio recently claimed, “[W]e have a crazy health care law that discourages companies from hiring people.” By any reality-based metric, the senator has no idea what he’s talking about.

OK, hold on. Perhaps we are talking apples and oranges. What about the issue of the nature of the jobs - full vs. part time?

None other than the Wall Street Journal has the definitive answer. As Benen observes, one of the WSJ charts shows that part-time jobs were basically flat over the time since ACA while full-time jobs showed a steady increase.

Of course none of this will stop Rubio and the retched rest from their regurgitation of wrong-speak.

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