Gerald (Jerry) Zezas

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Reading Lessons for the Fox News Crowd.

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From Foxnews.com this morning:
“ObamaCare could lead to loss of nearly 2.3 million US jobs, report says”.
“The long-term effect of ObamaCare on the U.S. economy was rewritten Tuesday with the Congressional Budget Office issuing a revised projection that nearly 2.5 million workers could opt out of full-time jobs over the next 10 years — allowing employers to wipe 2.3 million full-time jobs off the books.”
Here is the link to the article

Well, as usual, Fox “News” is hoping that their short-attention-span readers don’t go any further than the first paragraph for their proof that the ACA is a failure. But, since I’m sure Fox “News” doesn’t want to be accused of bias, they waited until the second paragraph to include a little ditty about what the CDC report actually says:

“Budget experts say that because ObamaCare offers an insurance alternative to employer provided coverage, many Americans who hold full-time jobs may decide to work part-time — or not at all — and get their coverage from the exchanges.” This is an exact and direct contradiction to their headline. Jobs won’t be lost, they will be given up voluntarily by those who were only working for health insurance benefits!

So, Fox “News” hooks its readers to the headline and the first paragraph, both of which are abjectly false, then covers their butts by including the truth in the second paragraph, well past the point that most of their readers have gone on to read the sports scores.

The CDC report did, in fact say that those workers who felt tied to their jobs in order to receive health insurance could now retire or leave their jobs voluntarily because they could buy insurance on the ACA Exchange. That is the exact opposite of employers wiping “2.3 million full-time jobs off the books”. What it does mean is that 2.3 million workers will likely give up their jobs since they don’t need them for health insurance any more, thereby creating 2.3 million NEW JOB vacancies!

Can you imagine Fox actually having a headline saying Obamacare Creates New Jobs!

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