Video: CBO admits ObamaCare will kill 800,000 jobs

posted at 5:30 pm on February 10, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Oh, sorry; that headline isn’t really a New Tone entry.  What shall we say, then?  ObamaCare will crush 800,000 jobs into nonexistence?  It will give 800,000 jobs a hug that, er, chokes the life out of them.  Let’s take a cue from Mom and Dad after the dog disappeared — ObamaCare will send 800,000 to a nice farm where they can run free all day long and chase rabbits.

I think you get the idea (via The Blaze):

Good to know this now … almost a year after its passage.

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Not to worry… by then ObamaCare will have reduced the population of our country by at least that many. Mostly oldsters and kids who fall outside the center of the bell curve on the ‘cost to benefit’ chart…

RalphyBoy on February 11, 2011 at 2:34 AM

But–but–but–but most of those employees weren’t part of a Union, were they?

So the problem is…what, exactly?

rwenger43 on February 11, 2011 at 2:55 AM

First hand knowledge….

My daughter has been going to nursing school for the last 4 years and has had a deal with the local hospital to pick up the tab if she will work for the hospital for at least 4 years after graduates. Good deal when she signed up, huh.

Well, she was informed yesterday that there is a hiring freeze and no openings for new graduates because the implementation of ObozoCare is limiting the number of staff. She now has to try to float her resume out to several other hospitals to try to become employed when she graduates.

Remember, “We have to pass it to find out what’s in it!”…

belad on February 11, 2011 at 8:32 AM

Let’s just make sure that Barry is one of the 800,000 to lose his job as a result of the new hc law.

redfoxbluestate on February 11, 2011 at 8:59 AM

It looks like this twit is trying to save his job after sucking up to the Dems all last Congress.

jnelchef on February 11, 2011 at 10:00 AM

You can’t help but love being “non-partisan” AFTER you were a slobbering partisan to help pass this awful bill. Hey CBO…EFF YOU and the donkey you rode in on.

search4truth on February 11, 2011 at 11:09 AM

You can’t help but love being “non-partisan” AFTER you were a slobbering partisan to help pass this awful bill. Hey CBO…EFF YOU and the donkey you rode in on.

search4truth on February 11, 2011 at 11:09 AM


He’s still using the same bogus information the Democrats provided to him.

He didn’t say 800k jobs were going to be lost because ObamaCare sucks.

Part of ObamaCare’s promise is that it will make the healthcare industry more “efficient”. And as with any industry or organization, when you get more production with less overheard, that’s considered a good thing.

I can’t believe how many people have totally overlooked what he actually said because they have their own meme running in their head and want it to fit that.

There is absolutely NO WAY ObamaCare will make things more efficient, thus saving 800k worth of payroll. Won’t happen.

What will happen is that the inefficiencies of a government stranglehold via increased regulations will provide more employment. We all know that.

You can’t throw 30 million people into the mix and expect the employment of the service provider to stay the same.

He’s using bogus efficiencies cooked up by the Democrats to try to show how lower costs would be better.

I thought capitalists were all about lower costs? But not if it messes with your meme? Partisan hacks is more like it.

ButterflyDragon on February 11, 2011 at 12:33 PM

Dude….nice touch with the 4:20…

bobeast on February 11, 2011 at 2:33 PM

This bill will go down in flames; one way or another. The Democrat party will continue to go down in flames for having shoved this bill down our throats.

Keemo on February 10, 2011 at 5:41 PM

No, they won’t. There are enough ignorant people who will keep voting them in for decades if not centuries.
After the decades long failures of socialism/communism/progressivism these failures still are here in new forms but the same failures. And are still voted in again and again.

Amendment X on February 11, 2011 at 5:59 PM