New Budget Outlook Says ObamaCare Is Hurting Workers

February 4, 2014

Ron Barber’s Continued Support of the Law is Hurting Families in His District

WASHINGTON – Today the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released a new economic report that forecasts ObamaCare’s disastrous effect on the economy in the next few years.  According to the CBO, ObamaCare will push 2 million American workers out of the labor market by 2017.

These workers can thank Ron Barber, who has continued to stick by ObamaCare, even though it is hurting families in his district. If Rob Barber was committed to job creation and economic growth, he would renounce support for the failed law and work towards its repeal.

“This new report confirms what we already knew about ObamaCare: it’s hurting families and costing jobs,” said NRCC Communications Director Andrea Bozek.  “Ron Barber continues to ignore the painful reality that so many people in his district are facing because of ObamaCare. Instead he’d rather stand with Nancy Pelosi and lend his support to a failed law to cover his own back.”

Report From The Nonpartisan CBO: ObamaCare Will Reduce The Number Of Full-Time Workers By 2.3 Million People Through 2021. “The Affordable Care Act is projected to reduce the number of full-time workers by roughly 2.3 million people through 2021 and insure 2 million fewer people this year than previously estimated, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday.” (Damian Paletta, “Health-Care Law Expected to Take Greater Toll on Workforce,” The Wall Street Journal, 2/4/14)

Ron Barber Voted Against Repealing ObamaCare. (H.R. 45, Roll Call #154, 5/16/2013)

A similar version of this release below went out to the following districts: Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-01), Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09), Ami Bera (CA-07), Raul Ruiz (CA-36), Elizabeth Esty (CT-05), Patrick Murphy (FL-18), Joe Garcia (FL-26), John Barrow (GA-12), Brad Schneider (IL-10), Bill Foster (IL-11), Bill Enyart (IL-12), Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Dave Loebsack (IA-02), John Tierney (MA-06), Tim Walz (MN-01), Collin Peterson (MN-07), Rick Nolan (MN-08), Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02), Tim Bishop (NY-01), Steve Israel (NY-03), Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Dan Maffei (NY-24), Pete Gallego (TX-23), and Nick Rahall (WV-03).