Never underestimate the ability of a politician to have hideous character. No matter how low the bar is, they often find ways to set new all-time lows. Take Rep. John Larson (D., Conn.), for example. He explains that it’s “simply not fair” that Obamacare is hurting his staff because they’re poor — leading many to go home instead of continue working.
Yes, this means there are now Democrats complaining about how Obamacare disproportionately hurts the poor more than anyone else. This means we’re seeing them finally admit what should be obvious to anyone who is economically literate: when the government violates the market, the poor are harmed the most. From Forbes:
“Politico reports that ‘many on Capitol Hill fear it could lead to a brain drain” and notes that “[t]he problem is far more acute in the House, where lawmakers and aides are generally younger and less wealthy.’ What? Obamacare disproportionally hurts those with lower incomes? It may come as a surprise, but it shouldn’t. We’ve known this since before the legislation even passed.”
This has been mentioned repeatedly, whether in our principles of economics article, our article specifically about “no such thing as a free lunch“, our article explainingObamacare making prices double, or our guide on Obamacare increasing the deficit by trillions.
Even Liberals Are Turning Against Obamacare
A union has already said that “millions of workers” will be harmed by Obamacare, meaning they’ve turned on it fully, even demanding a repeal. Remember, these are the same people who demanded Obamacare in the beginning.
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