Pelosi: Obamacare allows workers to ‘escape’ their jobs

By Sarah Hurtubise | The Daily Caller

The Congressional Budget Office says Obamacare will take people out of the labor force — and the law’s supporters say that’s a good thing.

“Yesterday, the CBO projected that by 2021, the Affordable Care Act will enable more than 2 million workers to escape ‘job-lock’ — the situation where workers remain tied to employers for access to health insurance benefits,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi crowed in a press release. ”The GOP seems to have forgotten that ending ‘job-lock’ has been an avowed Republican goal for years — even a highlight in the Republican Sen. John McCain’s 2008 presidential race.”

Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler piled on as well: “Look at it this way: If someone says they decided to leave their job for personal reasons, most people would not say they ‘lost’ their jobs. They simply decided not to work.”

at The Daily Caller.

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