Wednesday, February 12, 2014

New NRCC ad hits Alex Sink again on Obamacare

Posted By on Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 2:19 PM

The National Republican Congressional Committee has a new ad attacking Alex Sink that you may be seeing a lot of if you watch a lot of news related television programming in the Tampa Bay area. Once again, it's on her support of the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare.

Here's the script:

Narrator: Alex Sink’s loyalty is to them, not Florida.

Why else would she continue to support Obamacare?

300,000 Floridians will lose their current health plans.

$700 billion dollars cut from Medicare for seniors.

And now, non-partisan government analysts say Obamacare will cost our economy up to 2.5 million jobs.

But Alex Sink still supports it.

She’s fighting for them. Not us.

A couple of items to note: as we've mentioned PolitiFact has listed that charge as mostly false.

And there has been a lot of back and forth regarding the Congressional Budget Office's report from last week on what the ACA might do to the economy.

To quote PolitiFact one more time:

The CBO projected the law will lead to 2.5 million fewer full time equivalent workers by 2024, but the report does not say that those legions will "lose their jobs." That implies the employees will be laid off or forced out of work.

To the contrary, the report takes pains to note that virtually all of those people will be working less due to their own choices, such as opting to receive higher federal subsidies for care rather than working more to boost their wages. The CBO said it’s not projecting the law would cause a bump in unemployment or underemployment.

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