The Congressional Budget Office issued a report today concluding that 2.5 million jobs will be lost by 2024 due to Obamacare. Predictably, the left is freaking out and doing all they can to spin the story. Over at Slate, I was struck by the headline though: “CBO Report Reignites Obamacare Fight.”
To which I offered this reply:
“Reignites”? Lol. Did you guys really think Obamacare was behind you? Just because your political heroes have pivoted to talking about inequality and the minimum wage doesn’t mean you’re done with Obamacare. This is going to haunt progressives for a loooong time.
And I just love how the lefty blogosphere is dutifully answering the call from the WH to spin this report. I’m sorry, you’re fooling no one. Reduced hours and fewer jobs are concrete and easy for any rube to comprehend. And I see some progs are claiming that it’s just awesome that people will respond to Obamacare’s incentives by voluntarily working less, not because businesses are being forced to cut their hours. What is the difference when the end result is the same and the altered incentives are the result of only one thing (the ACA)?
I do admire the efficiency with which the progressive propaganda machine fires up on call. Slate, National Journal, WaPo and Slate again… those are just the first four I went to and all had feature stories downplaying the report and saying that it really means people will be living more comfortable lives thanks to their reduced work and cushy Obamacare subsidies.
Collective delusion and denial is a fascinating thing to behold. It was riveting watching the neocons and establishment hawks in the GOP go through it from 2005-08, just promising themselves that foreign adventurism wasn’t going to crush them at the ballot box. The exact same phenomenon is playing out on the left today re: Obamacare. Prepare yourselves now so it’s not such a shock when it comes: this november is going to make the ’10 midterms look like a great result for Democrats.”
I hope not to make a habit of quoting myself in my own blog from things I write in message boards around the political net, but this was just too good