Letter: Don’t misstate Obamacare report

  • Posted: Sunday, March 2, 2014 12:01 a.m.

I just received an “update” from Congressman Joe Wilson. In it he said “the Congressional Budget Office issued a report revealing that the president’s signature healthcare law will destroy 2.3 million full time workers.”

Joe Wilson, you lie. The report explicitly states that the predicted fall in hours worked will come “almost entirely because workers will choose to supply less labor” and this voluntary reduction in work hours will be because workers will not have to keep jobs just to have health care coverage.

Through Obamacare, they will be able to have – and probably better – health care coverage, thus allowing them to spend more time with their families (family values). This is far different than an involuntary loss of 2.3 million jobs as Wilson states. I think Wilson could probably come up with reasons to attack President Obama without blatantly misstating the facts. Please state the truth to your constituents.

Grant Price

Aiken

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