Just when you think you've heard it all, along comes 'job lock'. For the preceding five years rational adults have been subjected to notions so outrageous that they know no reasonable person will believe them, because as Thomas Sowell described them, they are merely fact free liberal rhetoric.
The infantile economic spin that Obamacare eliminating 2.5 million jobs is a good thing is the latest. After selling the American people on the idea you could add forty million uninsured people into the health care system, mandate every conceivable malady that offends a liberal to be covered, provide free contraception to all the Sandra Flukes of America, dictate inclusion of everyone with pre-existing conditions would result in health care Utopia.
Nancy Pelosi sold it as a jobs bill that would add four million jobs. President Obama sold it as nothing to see here because nothing changes for you except that your premiums would go down about $2,500 a year. After all, if you liked your health insurance, if you liked your doctor, you could keep them, period.
Of course they were lying, but got away with it. How? The media filled with deluded progressives had lock jaw. They didn't investigate, they did what they have done for the entire Obama administration, they regurgitate the talking points as truth.
Instead of Utopia Americans learned that it is a nightmare as 6.2 million lost their insurance and had to replace it with policies increased by as much as 250%. Tens of millions more will follow, but maybe not for some time.
President Obama is said to be considering extending the mandate for three years. For the sane and rational that is an obvious political ploy to delay the final massive economic destruction until past the current midterm election and the 2016 coronation of Hillbillary.
Once again we are served fact free rhetoric delivered by left wing talking heads and the media with lock jaw. Why the need to come up with another defense for the indefensible? The CBO reported that Obamacare would eliminate 2.5 million jobs because low income families would rather quit work than lose their subsidies.
Hence the Democrats became liberators for people with job lock, freeing them from the evil capitalist employer who wants to pay them more. By God, those people shouldn't be forced to take that pay raise and lose their subsidies!
Quit that job you're locked into, go home with your free government health care, and after you are finished walking to the mail box to pick up your daily entitlement check, hit the bong a few times, watch reruns of Laugh In, and you'll still have time to tuck your child in bed.
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