But Ryan's latest blowup may finally get the media to revise its take on Ryan once and for all.
The Affordable Care Act as it turns out, encourages entrepreneurs to start their own business without the worry of losing their health care. It's lifted a great weight off the shoulders of families everywhere, who can leave their lousy jobs and strike out on their own.
Ryan doesn't like empowering working Americans. Ryan knows that any labor shortage will result in a bidding war for workers, pushing up wages.
The Root River Siren put it best this way:
Ryan said that Obamacare is a "poverty trap" that will disincentivize people from working because they can get insurance anywhere they like:MSNBC took it too Ryan, showing a past clip from 2009 where he denounced "job lock," where workers are forced to stay at a job they didn't like for insurance. Now he's flip flopped. Looks like lyin' Ryan's political ambitions are showing again...
“I guess I understand ‘better off’ in the context of healthcare. But ‘better off’ in inducing a person not to work who is on the low-income scale, not to get on the ladder of life, to begin working, getting the dignity of work, getting more opportunities, rising their income, joining the middle class, this means fewer people will do that," said Ryan.Wow. Just. Wow. According to Paul Ryan, poor people will not aspire to the middle class because they will have the luxury of portable health care - Obamacare will "induce" poor people to not work. This should be a torches and pitchforks moment for Ryan - but we have all grown so accustomed to him saying shit like this - hardly anyone notices.
Just as interesting, from Bloomberg News, Nela Richardson exposes how the GOP created this new CBO outrage. Yes, it's their fault: