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  • 'Job-lock' and the Republican dilemma over Obamacare

    'Job-lock' and the Republican dilemma over Obamacare
    A day or so of careful reading and cogitation by the media has begun to turn the tide on what had been the Congressional Budget Office's most widely misunderstood finding about the Affordable Care Act. It is now recognized that, no, the CBO didn't say...
  • Does Obamacare 'distort' the labor market -- or undistort it?

    A fascinating debate has broken out among economists and economic pundits concerning the Congressional Budget Office's projections that the Affordable Care Act will allow -- or induce -- some workers to leave the job market. The debate is over whether,...
  • Will Obamacare kill jobs?

    Will Obamacare kill jobs?
    WHAT DO YOU THINK? CLICK TO CAST YOUR VOTE! (Note: This is an unscientific poll.) A Congressional Budget Office report says that the Affordable Care Act may prompt some people to cut their work hours if they qualify for the health care subsidies. Is...
  • Obamacare won't discourage workers

    The massive uproar over the Congressional Budget Office analysis that approximately 2.5 million workers will chose to leave their jobs because of the Affordable Care Act seems to be overstated. It’s true that some workers only hold jobs because...
  • Obama's socialism in action [Letter]

    Obama's socialism in action [Letter]
    The title of the article describing the Congressional Budget Office's analysis of Obamacare should not have been, "Health law will cover 13M in '14" (Feb. 5), but should have been, "Obama one more step toward socialistic state." Adding more people to...
  • Loose with the truth on Obamacare [Letter]

    Loose with the truth on Obamacare [Letter]
    Andy Harris and his party practice a corrosive Republican alchemy, turning innocuous factoids into lies ("Rep. Harris talks data collection, Benghazi and ObamaCare in Bel Air," Jan. 25). Exhibit A: "The Congressional Budget Office shows the Affordable...
  • Obama Wields Magic Words, Numbers

    Barack Obama, the first president shaped by the celebratory culture in which every child who plays soccer gets a trophy, and the first whose campaign speeches were his qualification for the office, perhaps should not be blamed for thinking that saying...
  • An Orwellian nation of Obamathink

    The nightmare societies portrayed in the George Orwell novels "1984" and "Animal Farm" gave us the word "Orwellian." That adjective reflects a vast government's efforts not just to deceive and control the people, but also to do so by reinventing the...
  • The argument against raising minimum wage

    The argument against raising minimum wage
    Remember, folks, last week's column focused on those who favor raising the federal minimum wage. This column looks at those opposed. Don't accuse me of being one-sided — I'm just keeping the two sides separated, so they don't get in a fight. If...
  • New data show Obamacare gaining traction

    New data show Obamacare gaining traction
    Here's a rundown of the latest metrics on the Affordable Care Act. -- The percentage of uninsured Americans is falling sharply, reaching 15.9% as of the end of February, according to Gallup. That's the lowest rate the survey firm has measured since...
  • Obamacare is a disaster and Obama knows it [Letter]

    Obamacare is a disaster and Obama knows it [Letter]
    As time marches on, it is getting clearer that Obamacare is a disaster and will eventually fall on its own weight. On November 13, 2012, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sibelius said that delaying Obamacare is not an option. On Monday, the...