Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Lego Movie As Inspiration For Obamacare's Job Loss Spin

Have you heard the news, everyone's talking
Life is good 'cause everything's awesome.
Lost my job, it's a new opportunity
More free time for my awesome community.

"Everything Is Awesome" from The Lego Movie

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare will cause employers to force more of their workers to work on a part time basis. This way they won't have to buy them health insurance as required by the ACA. This will result in the equivalent of a loss of two million jobs.

How does the White House spin this abysmal statistic? It takes a cue from The Lego Movie, which was released the same week the CBO released this bombshell data. They claim the ACA will allow people to choose to work less and spend more time with their families because they will still have health insurance. Says White House press secretary Jay Carney, "individuals will be empowered to make choices about their own lives and livelihoods, like retiring on time rather than working into their elderly years or choosing to spend more time with their families."

I would think that people want to work longer and harder when they are young so that they can retire on time or early. But I guess if you are taking inspiration from a toy marketing movie, logical thinking isn't high on your priority list.

1 comment:

  1. On the one hand, the Obama administration say they support and in fact fight for the poor and destitute.

    On the other hand, the Obama administration creates or at the very least severely exacerbates an already exacerbated economy which worsens the plight of the poor.