Today\’s quote comes to us from the Obama-appointed Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS)Kathleen Sebelius, and was made during a discussion with reporters yesterday. Do yourself a favor and be sitting down when you read it:
“Thereis absolutely no evidence, and every economist will tell you this,that there is any job-loss related to the Affordable Care Act,. Part-timephysicians are actually down since 2010, not up. The number offull-time workers continues to increase. I know that\’s a popularmyth that continues to be repeated but it just is not accurate.”
And all you have to do to believe Ms. Sebelius is to…
-…disregard the government\’s numbers on how many people have left the workforce since ObamaCare was implemented,
-disregard how many people have been cut down to less than 30 hours a week because of it (which, ironically, does raise the number of people employed, because instead of one worker making a living wage it results in two workers, neither of whom do,
-do not think about why President Obama has unilaterally – without bothering to go through congress – waived the ObamaCare employer mandate for two years – one year entirely, and a second year for all small businesses, along with a 30% waiver for large ones — pretend it has nothing to do with ObamaCare\’s effect on jobs,
-and never stop believing that “every economist” agrees with her – no exceptions.
Based on that statement, I no longer wonder why President Obama did not fire Kathleen Sebelius over the debacle that is, and continues to be, ObamaCare. Anyone willing to pump out a pile of manure that high and that malodorous is too great an asset to lose – especially for an administration which, based on five years\’ experience, is going to be putting out similarly high, malodorous piles of manure for the next three.
A statement this dishonest cannot go unnoticed…or unrewarded for its sheer amorality. I therefore award Kathleen Sebelius Quote Of The Day honors.
I\’m sure she\’s thrilled about it, too. Heck, just ask any economist….