Last week, at AFP’s Georgia Stands Against ObamaCare Rally, I emphatically said that according to the Congressional Budget Office ObamaCare will mean a loss of over 2 million jobs by 2021! Perhaps, I should have said that according to the CBO, ObamaCare will mean a loss of over 2 million jobs by 2017, rising to 2.1 million by 2021 and to 2.5 by 2024…on an equivocal basis of fewer working hours wherein the actual numbers may be horrible but marginally less horrible than they would otherwise be because the numbers I cited in the CBO report represent the aggregate of lost work hours which is equivalent to the above job loss totals for a regular full time job. The Atlanta Journal Constitution pointed out AFP’s “Half Truth” in their Politifact article on Monday, February 24th, citing The Washington Post’s Fact Checker:
“(W)e should note that the figures (2 million, etc.) are shorthand for full-time equivalent workers — a combination of two conclusions: fewer people looking for work and some people choosing to work fewer hours. The CBO added those two things and produced a hard number, but it actually does not mean 2 million fewer workers,” it reported.