Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) might be able to switch the phrase ‘job-killing’ in H.R. 2 in response to the left’s call for more civil dialog, but one thing’s for sure. ObamaCare (official title Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) is a job killer. That assertion has been verified by a fact-finder media site normally thought of by conservatives as leaning left.
Talk to the folks in Lynn Haven, Florida.
One of the most ignored news events in the nation occurred in April, 2010. The News Herald (Panama City) reported the loss of approximately 700 Sallie Mae jobs in Lynn Haven, out of a national total loss of 2,500 Sallie Mae jobs.
If PPACA had been a GOP creation, those job losses would still be fodder for pundit quips.
Those jobs were lost because ObamaCare included legislation affecting the student loan business. Even PolitiFact (The St. Petersburg Times-The Miami Herald) confirmed those jobs were lost because of PPACA/ObamaCare.
Speaker Boehner may be able to find a kinder way to phrase the repeal, but Lynn Haven probably would prefer the term 'job-killing'. In that small Florida community 800 jobs had already been killed (dissolved? disappeared? ‘refudiated’?) because of an air base drawdown unrelated to PPACA.
Democrats still cling (apparently) bitterly (Politico) to the 'religion' of government and socialized medicine, however, because a number of them follow the reasoning of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in believing when we learn all the things that are in the bill, we will like the bill. Those Democrats are pretty clueless because many admitted they didn’t read the bill they voted for. If PPACA is so great, why have hundreds of companies and unions received exemptions?
Fox Business said in December, "The list of companies, insurers and unions winning exemptions from the new health-reform legislation has grown to 222, doubling since early November and up from just 30 in the month of October."
Talk to any small business owner about the healthcare bill and you will find one very confused business owner.
Here’s a little nugget from the folks at AARP, an organization that by a long stretch could not be described as conservative. I wrote these words in September: “In the Sept., 2010 print issue of AARP Bulletin [pg. 12-13] there's a breakdown on what Obamacare will cost those who have been denied insurance and a chart comparing half a dozen states. In Florida, if you're 50 and can prove you've been denied, your premium will range around $738 a month.”
You cannot rely on left-leaning media to tell you the truth about the government healthcare bill. If you want a snapshot of our future, look to Great Britain where Prime Minister David Cameron had a verbal lapse whereby he told the truth unintentionally—UK healthcare is “second-rate.” The Daily Mail (UK) reported that although US media has largely ignored it (with the exception of The Drudge Report).
Regardless of socialized medicine, there will never be a day when all healthcare is equal. Even if you and I down here on Main Street are forced via an IRS fine to purchase whatever insurance becomes available, the wealthy will still have far more options. The wealthy can also afford more expensive homes and cars. Maybe Democrats can address that 'social justice' issue in the future.
Boehner and crew’s ‘job-killing’ description in H.R. 2 is appropriate. Perhaps he could’ve taken a page from the notorious Dem representative voted out of office in November, the one who said from the floor of the US House, “Republicans want you to die quickly.” Newsbusters dished up an excellent analysis of the type of extremist rhetoric and political maneuvering former Democrat congressman Alan Grayson pushed.
Maybe Boehner could go a little passive and call PPACA a “job-dying” bill. Maybe Democrats could also address a false description--the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act." That title is more offensive than the term 'job-killing.'
The US House takes up consideration of H.R. 2 on Tuesday.
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(Analysis by Kay B. Day/Jan. 18, 2011)