TOPLINE – Stuff You Need to Know for Monday, August 25, 2014
August 25, 2014
Democrats in Denial: ObamaCare Clearly Killing Jobs
It is often said that liberals don’t understand economic incentives. If they did, it’s presumed, they would have known that ObamaCare would destroy jobs by making labor more expensive. … In the Philadelphia area, 18 percent of employers are cutting employees (compared with only 3 percent who are adding), and a similar 18 percent is shifting the composition of its workforce to more part-time workers as a result of ObamaCare. In New York State, 21 percent of manufacturers and 16 percent of service firms are reducing employment specifically because of ObamaCare. In the Atlanta area, 34 percent of businesses plan to hire more part-time workers than in the past. Why is this happening? That isn’t even hard. What did I just tell you about incentives? When you make something cost more, people will get by with less of it. No matter how much liberals try to insist ObamaCare is not the cost of it, we know that it is and the companies themselves are telling us it is.
Herman Cain gives a businessman’s view of the job-killing aspects of ObamaCare right here.
How Repealing And Replacing Obamacare Would Help Restore Booming Economic Growth
One of the biggest drags on economic growth under President Obama has been Obamacare, enacted on a strictly partisan basis in 2010. That drag has come primarily from the sweeping over-regulation of Obamacare.
The biggest culprit has been the employer mandate, which requires all employers of 50 or more full time workers to buy them health insurance with the terms and benefits as specified by the federal government. … But Obamacare can be replaced by free market, Patient Power, health care reforms based on sharply expanding patient power, control and choice over their own health care, which would assure health care for all (unlike Obamacare), with no employer mandate, no individual mandate, and sharply reduced taxes, federal spending and regulation. That would reverse the above anti-growth effects of Obamacare, and contribute to booming economic growth and recovery.
Sounds like it’s worth a try. I mean, ANYTHING would be an improvement.
Gohmert Slams TSA for Allowing Illegals to Fly Without Valid ID Then Lying About It
“The TSA serves under and is accountable to the Commander in Chief, and this egregious, destructive conduct by the Homeland Security Department and TSA puts Americans at grave risk,” (Texas Rep. Louie) Gohmert said. “Why do we have to undergo groping, thorough review of our photo ID’s, and long infernal lines while the TSA is figuratively closing it’s eyes and waving people with no regard for U.S. law right onto airplanes?”
Cool. Being illegal gets you through airport security faster than TSA Pre-Check. Probably easier to get too.