The Best of the Forge
The Obama Administration’s latest argument for Obamacare is that some people don’t want to work, and Obamacare makes not working easier for those people.
This new spin comes conveniently in the wake of a Congressional Budget Office report demonstrating Obamacare will push about 2 million workers out of the labor market by 2017.
When House Republican leaders released their “Immigration Standards” last week, analysis of the policy almost immediately gave way to a debate over timing: should the amnesty-first proposal be pushed heading into a midterm election or delayed until the presidential primary cycle? Political strategists are asking the wrong question – bad policy is bad policy – but the decision will have major repercussions. So, what are the so-called strategists thinking?
Obamacare has been disastrous for jobs, for businesses, and frankly, for the millions of people who have lost the insurance plans they liked because of the law. Conservatives have always known the law would have these negative impacts, and worked to stop it before it was too late. Now, the Obama Administration is considering “an extension of the president’s decision to let people keep their insurance policies even if they are not compliant with” Obamacare.
Rep. Salmon’s bill would bring integrity to a program that has grown out of control, at the expense of the American taxpayer. It would do nothing to harm those truly in need but would merely protect the integrity of the system and the American taxpayer.
They’re at it again. The liberals in Congress, following the lead of Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), are pushing for a three-month extension of unemployment insurance. The bill they’re championing would allegedly provide flexibility for companies to reduce deductible corporate pension fund contributions. They are using a tactic called “pension smoothing,” which is merely an accounting trick that could lead to a taxpayer bailout.