Obama’s parrot Carney lied about how bad Obamacare is for American workers

by Emma Karlin, staff writer

Most people find it difficult to lie; but most people are not White House Press Secretaries like Jay Carney. He finds lying quite easy to do.  This week he flippantly dismissed Republican charges that Obamacare has forced employers to move away from full time employees because of the law’s oppressive requirements.  

With the kind of straight face only a studied liar could put on, Carney countered the charges by saying, “The data reflects that there is no support for the proposition that businesses are not hiring full-time employees because of the Affordable Care Act,”

Now here’s the truth.

The actual statistics prove just the opposite is true. A Wall Street Journal report tells us that for the year so far, an average of 22,000 full time workers have been hired each month. This has given us a complete reversal of the 2012 ratio when 171,000 full time workers found employment each month.

Companies with more than 49 employees will be required to provide their workers with government approved healthcare or face a fine, once the law is fully implemented. In response to this impeding attack, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has weighed in saying, “Small businesses expect the requirement to negatively impact their employees. Twenty-seven percent say they will cut hours to reduce full time employees, 24 percent will reduce hiring, and 23 percent plan to replace full time employees with part-time workers to avoid triggering the mandate.” Because of Obamacare not only is 7.5% unemployment the new normal, but calling a 30 hour work week full time employment has become normal as well.

Clearly the small business community is very worried about Obamacare. Only 17% have added employees in the last two years and less than a quarter of small business owners think they will be adding employees in the next two years.

Among all Americans a staggering 77% think Obama’s economy is on the wrong track, and a stunning 61% of these small business owners have no plans to hire anyone in the next twelve months. Perhaps most telling in this report on Obama’s economy is that 90 % of them want to ease EPA regulations and see more drilling for oil on American soil.



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5 thoughts on “Obama’s parrot Carney lied about how bad Obamacare is for American workers”

  1. Total non payroll employment increased by 195,000 in June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s a fact. So what is the problem, Emma? How is Carney lying? There is no proof that businesses are not hiring because of the Affordable Health Care Act.

    1. Miller,

      You need to work just a little on your “facts.” In 2013, employers have added FAR more part time employees each month than full time. 93,000 part time/month vs 22,000 full time on average for the year thus far. Last year, employers averaged adding 31,000 part time employees vs 171,000 full time. This is clearly a result of the disastrous effects ObamaCare is having on employment and employers. Carney is obviously lying through his teeth.

      here is the link: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-07-15/behold-part-time-worker-society-we-wont-start-hiring-full-time-people

  2. @Emma–

    It all comes down to the lack of critical thinking skills. It used to be fashionable to blame this deficiency on indoctrination from government schools, and in a sense that may have been correct 100 years ago.

    These days, however, whether public or private, there is no emphasis on how to think and reason. Rather, the emphasis is just on memorizing a certain set of facts—suitable for indoctrination, getting high scores on standardized tests, or often both.

  3. Will the delayed start date of OBAMACARE affect the US unemployment rate? The U.S. healthcare reform (“Obama Care” or the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”) is intended to pressure large and small employers through force and taxation.

    Enacted in July 2010, the end result will show North American companies deciding to send appointment setting, sales, lead generation and customer support jobs offshore to stay competitive or risk going out of business. Many business owners will hire a dedicated bilingual employee nearshore who is 100% qualified for their project. Financially speaking, ESL call center employees in Costa Rica are as effective as transitional in-house staff for half of the cost.

    This proven strategy will give small to medium sized companies the option to scale up their BPO staff without getting caught in the Obamacare challenge in 2015.


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