Republicans and conservatives long argued Obamacare would ultimately encourage some workers to quit their jobs and stay home because health insurance is now available ‘affordably’ for those without jobs. Long term, it is safe to say this will put even more Americans on the government dole because you can’t live without a paycheck forever.
Well, the CBO now reports more than 2.5 million Americans “are likely to reduce the amount of labor they choose to supply to some degree because of the Affordable Care Act.” But don’t worry, Democrats think this is a good thing.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, and others have already explained how wonderful this new development will be because people are no longer “locked” into working. Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MI) expressed a similar sentiment when he said Obamacare job losses will allow Americans more time to cook dinner on ABC News’ This Week.
“So Keith Ellison, he was talking about Obamacare, and he was talking about one of the really great benefits, one of the really good things about Obamacare,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “He thinks the fewer job aspect of Obamacare is, quote, a really good thing, end quote.”
Check out what Rep. Ellison had to say:
“Go live in Germany or Denmark. Go live there, man. Stop trying to change us into Germany and Denmark and Italy. Go live there,” Glenn said. “I want to live here. I want to be able to work. I want to be able to create. I want to pursue my happiness. Good news is people don’t agree with him.”