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Reid: Obamacare Doesn’t Cost Jobs, It Turns Workers Into ‘Free Agents’
PJ Tatler ^ | 2-4-2014 | Bridget Johnson

Posted on 02/04/2014 2:20:15 PM PST by Sir Napsalot

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said the Congressional Budget Office report that shows Obamacare will make the labor force lose 2.3 million full-time workers by 2021 is positive because it lets Americans be “free agents.”

“We have the CBO report, which rightfully says, that people shouldn’t have job lock. If they — we live in a country where there should be free agency. People can do what they want,” Reid told reporters outside of a close policy luncheon. “And what they’re saying here is — and the fact checkers have already done this — the Republicans talk about losing millions of jobs simply isn’t true. It allows people to get out of a job they’re locked into, because of — they have healthcare in their job."

“So my caucus is right on track to understand this. The CBO report is far better for us than it’s not. Republicans should get away from repeal and start talking about some constructive ways to handle the issues that they’re concerned about,” he added.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: cbo; desparatespin; freeagents; jobs; obamacareconomy; obamacareeconomy; obamacarepropaganda; reid; unemployment
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1 posted on 02/04/2014 2:20:15 PM PST by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

Paying your taxes is also voluntary.

According to Reid.


2 posted on 02/04/2014 2:21:25 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Is this satire? I truly cannot tell anymore..


3 posted on 02/04/2014 2:24:55 PM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

(Gene Sperling, director of the National Economic Council):

“These (i.e., more people who have access to healthcare) are the types of things that in an advanced economy give people more options and choice. They don’t cost jobs. They give people more options and choice to live their lives as they have. .....”


4 posted on 02/04/2014 2:28:41 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Yeah, ‘Free Agents’ who are scrambling to find two or three part-time jobs where the employer in each insists that the ‘Free Agent’ make that crappy little job the #1 priority in their life, like people used to treat careers back when such a thing was the norm and not the exception.

If you aren’t a pro athlete, ‘Free Agent’ means the same thing as ‘Day Laborer’.


5 posted on 02/04/2014 2:29:05 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Free agent is correct. Companies let workers go so they don’t have to pay the mandate, and that former employee becomes a “free agent”.

But, not by chose.


6 posted on 02/04/2014 2:29:49 PM PST by amigatec (The only change you will see in the next four years will be what's in your pocket.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Free agents without a team.

And Boehner wants to make deals with this lying Fool.


7 posted on 02/04/2014 2:30:03 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Sir Napsalot

wow

because of the crappy economy killing my good paying job i have a crappy job paying me a lot less and because of obamacare my employer just dropped our insurance jan. 1 and what i can get now is less coverage for more than double the price

i sure feel more free

the things ya see when ya aint got a bulldozer


8 posted on 02/04/2014 2:30:33 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Sir Napsalot

Also, several high-paying full time jobs have been created for Democrat operatives who come up with these increasingly ridiculous Orwellian double-speak talking points.

Yes, after the Affordable Care Act forces your existing “2nd rate” insurance policy to “transition” to a “quality” policy with great value” you can look forward to a lifetime of “free agency”.


9 posted on 02/04/2014 2:30:41 PM PST by Junk Silver
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To: Ghost of SVR4

Sadly it is not.

The Left is real busy spinning that less able-bodied people participated in workforce is actually a good thing.


10 posted on 02/04/2014 2:30:54 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Yes, Harry. The unemployed have been freed of the commitment of having to show up for a job each day. They are also free to live in squalor, a direct effect of the unemployment caused by the unAffordable Care Act.


11 posted on 02/04/2014 2:31:28 PM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Has Reid been sharing bags and needles with Philip Seymour Hoffman? There must have been an especially pure shipment.


12 posted on 02/04/2014 2:33:07 PM PST by Truth29
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

Free agents without a team or a conference or a division, or even a sport. Think how many free agents the skyrocketing unemployment under 0bama’s reign has created?


13 posted on 02/04/2014 2:33:39 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: Sir Napsalot

Free agent. That must be someone that goes on Medicaid and gets food stamps, housing assistance, earned income tax credits, and on and on.
Harry Reid makes me wish that we could have a coup, followed by Nuremburg trials.


14 posted on 02/04/2014 2:36:42 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

The Great Depression created a whole lot of free agents


15 posted on 02/04/2014 2:37:05 PM PST by inpajamas (http://outskirtspress.com/ONE)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

I wish there was a way to make Reid and Boner free agents.


16 posted on 02/04/2014 2:37:07 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: grumpygresh

Really, and I was simply pining the days of tar and feathers and lampposts. .....


17 posted on 02/04/2014 2:38:23 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: VerySadAmerican

THAT was MY thought...make most of Congress “free agents!”


18 posted on 02/04/2014 2:38:34 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

In the early days of the Vietnam War, the Viet Cong would enter a rural village, with intent to loot anything they had of value, including their sons to be soldiers. But first, they would get the village elders, force them to kneel, then murder them, execution-style, in front of the villagers, before proclaiming: “You are now free!”

At about the same time, a campus radical at UC Berkeley made the famous quote: “Don’t trust anyone over 30”, which even at the time was seen from the radical communist perspective, later seen in Cambodia, that “come the revolution”, everybody over the age of 30 was to be murdered.


19 posted on 02/04/2014 2:39:03 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Hairy, ask a washed up running back what it is like being a free agent. . . these folks are not bargaining with a marketable skill. You are just “pushing granny off the cliff” like you accused the Republicans of doing.


20 posted on 02/04/2014 2:39:56 PM PST by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: Sir Napsalot

If people would wake up and see what is happening to them/us they would make it their life work to see these ineffective slugs that supposedly represent us would become unemployed free agents ASAP.

Main trouble is the ‘cancer’ that has been imposed on the rest of us, mainly because the only ‘real’ work these clowns do is ensure their own well being.

Any ‘body’ that sees fit to give themselves a ‘raise’ every year UNLESS they vote it down, gives themselves a health care plan that makes the Unions look mediocre in comparison, then vote to take funds from those wounded in action while enhancing their own positions does NOT deserve the respect of the people they are supposedly ‘representing’.

These are the same people that continue to raise taxes on the WORKING in order to continue giving money to the NON WORKING, regardless of how they attained that status.


21 posted on 02/04/2014 2:40:02 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --Every wonder why when they refer to People of Color it doesn't include Asians??)
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To: inpajamas

I am convinced at this point that we are in another full blown depression. “We” just can’t see it yet as we are at the cusp of it (maybe in the middle) with the worst yet to come before anything can get better.


22 posted on 02/04/2014 2:42:01 PM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

That reminds me of a line from “Spinal Tap,” when the manager is asked if the bands popularity is waning. He replies, “Oh, no, no, no. It’s just that their appeal is becoming more selective.”


23 posted on 02/04/2014 2:42:18 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: Sir Napsalot

Wait... So if Reid thinks 2.3 million Americans involuntarily losing their jobs is a good thing because they become “free agents” and gets them “out of a job they’re locked into”, then shouldn’t that miserable little Marxist also be in favor of dissolving his beloved unions for these very same reasons??


24 posted on 02/04/2014 2:44:38 PM PST by DestroyLiberalism
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To: Sir Napsalot

In my view separating employment from health “insurance” is a very good thing. That was a bad policy that began with WW2 wage controls.


25 posted on 02/04/2014 2:44:58 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

What did Hillary say about taxes? Something like your contribution?


26 posted on 02/04/2014 2:45:18 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I’m all for decoupling health insurance from employment ... it would make people more responsible for their health care spending.

But the government subsidizing the premiums will do the exact opposite


27 posted on 02/04/2014 2:48:05 PM PST by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Sir Napsalot

More people can decide to be artists or photographers ... according to Nancy Pelosi!


28 posted on 02/04/2014 2:48:54 PM PST by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Sir Napsalot

“is positive because it lets Americans be “free agents.”

Free would mean they could with hold their custom in the matter of insurance until some entity met THEIR requirements; but that isn’t the case is it feckHarry?


29 posted on 02/04/2014 2:51:56 PM PST by TalBlack
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To: Ghost of SVR4

Ghost of SVR4 wrote:
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I am convinced at this point that we are in another full blown depression. “We” just can’t see it yet as we are at the cusp of it (maybe in the middle) with the worst yet to come before anything can get better.
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No question about it... I completely reject all the financial pundits who absurdly claim this so-called “economic recovery” is poised to get stronger. I don’t see how we’re going to possibly avoid another major economic collapse between now and the end of Hussein Obama’s second term. The facist, anti-capitalistic, left-wing Keynesian economic policies currently in place are simply unworkable and unsustainable and I think things are about to get MUCH worse.


30 posted on 02/04/2014 2:52:04 PM PST by DestroyLiberalism
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To: DestroyLiberalism

Forget about unions.

ALL Gubmint employees should become ‘free agents’ too. Then they are FREE to live their lives, and “allows people to get out of a job they’re locked into”. (real shuddering scary thought!)


31 posted on 02/04/2014 2:52:17 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: VerySadAmerican

There is a way.

But, it’s really hard.

It’s called VOTING THE BUMS OUT!!!


32 posted on 02/04/2014 3:16:31 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I want whatever he’s smoking.


33 posted on 02/04/2014 3:21:35 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Lets repay the IDIOTS of Nevada and boycott the state. We can make them some of Harry’s free agents.


34 posted on 02/04/2014 3:30:21 PM PST by DeWalt (Times are more like they used to be than they are today.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

And many more now have job lock because of Obamacare. If you haven’t lost your insurance yet and its good insurance, you’re not going to change move or change jobs. And if you’re fortunate you like your job, even if you sometimes dream of doing something else, somewhere else, you know it’s impossible because of Obamacare.


35 posted on 02/04/2014 3:45:03 PM PST by This I Wonder32460
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To: Sir Napsalot

This is the most flagrant attempt to put a high shine on a turd.


36 posted on 02/04/2014 10:21:41 PM PST by Texas Songwriter
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To: Texas Songwriter; All
Most flagrant? Hardly! NOT EVEN by a small stretch.

See this.

37 posted on 02/05/2014 6:06:17 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I think he meant ‘free loaders’.


38 posted on 02/05/2014 8:37:03 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Sir Napsalot
There are no more words.

We are living George Orwell's 1984.

39 posted on 02/05/2014 8:39:18 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I think the phrase is “unsigned free agents”.


40 posted on 02/05/2014 8:39:41 AM PST by Senator_Blutarski
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To: Lazamataz
The Word is Our Oyster
41 posted on 02/05/2014 9:44:11 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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