Republicans FAIL in attempt to add $50 Billion to Deficit

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    Republicans Just Relaunched Their War on Obamacare. It Didn’t Go Well.

    Now that Republicans are in control of both chambers of Congress, the push to slay Obamacare by a thousand cuts is officially underway. But if the first stab is any indication, Republicans are going to need some sharper knives.

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    For starters, there is the basic problem that President Obama has made clear that he’ll veto the 40-hour measure. If he does, Republicans could still seek to use the proposal as a cudgel to attack the law politically, but even here there are problems. The Congressional Budget Office has given the measure a decidedly unfavorable review. It estimates that the bill would result in as many as 1 million workers having their hours cut to put them under the new 40-hour limit and thereby losing their employer coverage; about 500,000 workers being left without any health coverage at all; and the deficit increasing by more than $50 billion as a result of fewer employers paying the $3,000 fine, as well as more people turning to Medicaid and federal subsidies to purchase their own insurance after being denied employer coverage.
     
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    When Republicans complain about the deficit, they are full of shit, and liars.
     
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    It estimates that the bill would result in as many as 1 million workers having their hours cut to put them under the new 40-hour limit

    How many who were previously cut to under 30 hours will be able to work longer?
     
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    When will the Employer Mandate kick in and what will be its effects?
     
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    From the same article, which you obviously didn't bother to read, since you like to wallow in ignorance:


    Even worse, perhaps, several prominent conservatives have come out against the revision—notably Yuval Levin, one of the right’s most influential policy wonks, who wrote in National Review that changing to 40 hours would inevitably cause more Americans to lose hours than the 30-hour rule does, because there are far more workers just at or above that threshold than at the 30-hour threshold. “By setting the definition lower, Obamacare’s architects were trying to mitigate the damaging effects of the employer mandate some,” Levin wrote in a burst of intellectual honesty, “and by setting it higher Republicans would be worsening those effects.”
     
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    Also in the article, but you're not ignorant like Todd - just drunk. [​IMG]
     
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    “and by setting it higher Republicans would be worsening those effects.”


    Maybe they learned from Obama, worse is better?
     
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    Beer O'Clock ain't fer another 30 minutes. :slap:
     
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    Right...50 billion is bad..... but another trillion $ party for shovel rdy jobs will save us.......
     
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    So in brief, the ACA sucks any way you look at it. It's still a bullshit piece of legislation crafted in lies and promoted with lies.
     
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