February 18, 2014

It's the zombie lie that just won't die. It doesn't matter how many times this has been debunked, Faux "news" and Republican politicians are just going to keep repeating the lie that the recent CBO report confirmed their talking point that "Obamacare is a job killer" over and over again.

Here's Sen. John Thune on Fox's Happening Now, following Secretary Kathleen Sebelius pushing back against the notion that Obamacare is going to lead to job losses.

THUNE: I don't know what parallel universe that she or members of the president's administration are living in, but clearly there's an Obamacare bubble around Washington, D.C. If you get out in the real world and you talk to people out there who are meeting payrolls, middle class families trying to deal with higher premiums and higher deductibles and canceled coverages, this is having a real economic impact. And they don't want to acknowledge it. I understand why. It's got real, not only economic consequences, but political consequences to it.

SCOTT: But, didn't that Congressional Budget Office report just out say that Obamacare is going to result in two and a half million people, a net loss of two and a half million jobs over the next ten years?

THUNE: Well it did and what is said was not only that, but it was going to reduce wages by one percent and the Senate Budget Committee looks at what that means. It's a trillion dollars in reduced wages to the American people. So it's going to have... it's going to hurt take-home pay. Obviously you're going to have higher out of pocket costs with deductibles and premiums and fewer doctors and hospitals. That's the real world impact of this.

So, Sec. Sebelius, I think, you know, I don't know who she listens to, academics or economists that are liberal leaning. But, in the real world, this is the impact that it's having. And the American people are suffering

As we already discussed here, that's not what the report says.

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