chucktodd: CBO essentially reaffirms GOP talking points on health care. Says it will cost jobs, feel as if it raises taxes and contributes to deficit
Well, not exactly, but as always Todd isn’t fact checking in his reporting, he’s just doing some he-said, she-said fact-free analysis that the GOP will use this. I’m still stunned he has a job.
What the report actually says is that Americans will not have to work as hard or as long just to maintain health care coverage, i.e., we can retire at retirement age. Also, but probably more anecdotal, people who were working copious hours to help pay for healthcare got a break. Jobs are not being eliminated.
The more subtle part of this is that if you hate your job, you don’t have to feel shackled to it just because of healthcare anymore. You can follow your dreams (or they might follow you!) and start your own business and with a healthcare subsidy you will not have that sword hanging over your head.