CBO Confirms Obamacare is Making Economy Worse

I spoke on the Senate floor yesterday regarding the Congressional Budget Office’s latest report showing Obamacare will result in 2 million fewer full-time workers.

The Congressional Budget Office said the number of full-time workers will go down by two million in the coming years as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

So in addition to people getting canceled policies or sticker shock and finding out that their health care costs didn’t go down, they went up, or finding that if you like your doctor, you can’t keep them, what we’re finding is that these same people may find themselves out of work as a result of the policies of the Affordable Care Act.

The Congressional Budget Office looked primarily at how employers would respond to a new penalty for failing to offer insurance to employees that work more than 30 hours. That response would include cutting people’s hours, hiring fewer workers and lowering wages for new jobs.

The Budget Office does not see unemployment falling below 6% for the rest of President Obamas term. Six percent for the remainder of his term.

Yet despite all of this, the President still won’t get behind genuine pro-growth reforms, he won’t support genuine reforms of our existing programs like Medicare and Social Security that would actually save them and put them on a fiscally sustainable path. He has no plan for controlling our national debt.

So far the Majority Leader and the President have shown zero interest in trying to work with Republicans to solve our nation’s most serious economic challenges which are having a direct impact on the American people.




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