Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Spin Starts Here...

During a recent press briefing White House economist Jason Furman tried to tell the media that the projected 2.3 million full-time job losses projected by the Congressional Budget Office because of Obamacare will actually be a good thing.

Furman said that because of Obamacare, people who are now working long hours will have the opportunity to reduce those hours and still have health care. This reduction in hours would "leave them free to pursue more fulfilling activities." In other words - when your hours are cut you'll have more time for fun things. Never mind the loss of pay - you'll be having more fun.

Not one to be outdone by anyone in the "stupid comment" category, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in a later briefing “When somebody decides for himself or herself not to work 64 hours, but to work instead for 35 hours, even though the option of working more hours and potentially having the extra money that that option provides is available to them, they’re making a choice about their overall quality of life.” He said a cut in hours will give people more time to spend with their children and to look for different work opportunities.

Speaking of stupid Obamacare comments - Nancy Pelosi, one of the queens of stupid comments, recently said "Waiting hours longer in Emergency Rooms will allow you to make new friends." She really said that. I often wonder how she keeps getting re-elected... but then I remember what district she represents.

So the Obama administration sees the loss of 2.3 million jobs over the next three years due to Obama's signature law as a good thing. They keep talking about putting America back to work, about doing things to create jobs, about how the nation was bleeding jobs when Obama took office - yet they think nothing of the 2.3 million people who will either lose their jobs or have their hours cut because of Obamacare. And people still support this administration! Interesting.

Speaking of interesting comments - Obama's liberal plant on the Supreme Court bench, Sonia Sotomayor, said recently that labeling illegal immigrants as criminals seems insulting to her. I'm not sure why if she's not one but she apparently prefers the term "undocumented immigrant." 

“I think people then paint those individuals as something less than worthy human beings and it changes the conversation,” Sotomayor said.

I think a Supreme Court Justice should support and defend the law rather than the lawbreakers. People who knowingly break the laws of the land are criminals. I wonder if Sotomayor refers to bank robberies as "undocumented withdrawals?" After all - bank robbers are usually just trying to make a better life for themselves and their families...

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