Last January, I wrote a column for the American Spectator titled “A Natural Born Job Killer.” Obviously, my point was that the health care “reform” law discouraged employers from creating new jobs. Well, if you didn’t believe me, take a look at this chart from the Heritage Foundation:
This is stunning. The change in the job growth rate confirms what many of us have been saying for a long time. ObamaCare is not merely bad health care policy, it essentially killed what might have eventually turned into a real recovery:
Private-sector job creation initially recovered from the recession at a normal rate, leading to predictions last year of a â€śRecovery Summer.â€? Since April 2010, however, net private-sector job creation has stalled. Within two months of the passage of Obamacare, the job market stopped improving.
While Americans were asking the President and his congressional accomplices to get off their health care fixation and focus on jobs, Obama thumbed his nose as us. The result isÂ a level of sustainedÂ unemployment that we haven’t seen since the Great Depression. ObAmaCare needs to be repealed and its namesake needs to be fired.
[ht Tina Korbe]