Comrade wrote: fisticuffs wrote:
I could go on like this for a year.
Especially if continue to not bother reading them. This article does not in any way shape or form mention "Obamacare".
YES IT DOES. You missed it. Go back and try again. Look hard at the second to last paragraph on page 2, but the earlier parts of the same page deal with it as well.
Your reading comprehension really sucks Fisti! That might explain why you continuously arrive at erroneous conclusions without having done the proper homework or research and are so easily manipulated by party line thinking.
First off Mort Zuckerman switches parties all the time, so calling him a democrat is a bit disingenuous. On the other hand you are correct in that he does mention health care reform, or rather he refers to a report that blames health care reform:
According to the Heritage Foundation, private sector hiring through June 2011 was 10 times slower following the passage of President Obama's healthcare bill compared to the prior 16 months.
Of course you seem to have neglected to mention the second part of that statement:
Economists at Stanford University and the University of Chicago estimated in the fall of 2011 that policy uncertainty has cost more than 2 million jobs since early 2010. These estimates reflect the small business community's reluctance to make new hires until employers know exactly what the law means in practice.
Specifically that the uncertainty wasn't caused by the new law so much as not knowing if, when or how the law was going to be implemented.
So basically you are quoting an on again, off again democrat, who is using the Heritage foundation to back up his argument, in an opinion piece, and you neglected to notice that he says the job loss was less to do with the law, and more to do with waiting for the law to be implemented.
edit: and as a tip, maybe linking the third page of a three page article was pretty stupid too. If you aren't going to link the first page maybe at least link the page that has the reference you were talking about (page 2).