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Landrieu's Support of ObamaCare Will Reduce Employment in Louisiana: Equivalent of 35,701 Jobs Could Be Lost

A recent report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) detailed that ObamaCarewill cost the economy the equivalent of 2.5 million jobs by 2024. A new state-by-state analysis by the Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) shows that ObamaCare will have harmful effects on employment and the workforce in Louisiana. 

In 2009, Senator Mary Landrieu promised that ObamaCare would be a big step toward, "a stronger economy."  The Congressional Budget Office contradicts that claim, making clear that fewer people will be employed and fewer hours worked because of the unpopular law.  According to the new ATR analysis, it is estimated that ObamaCare will reduce employment and cost Louisiana the equivalent of over 35,000 jobs.  

An editorial in the Wall Street Journal made clear how this news is politically harmful to Senators who championed the law like Mary Landrieu:  "All of this is one more contradiction of the arguments that were used to sell ObamaCare. The law would reduce health-care costs and shrink the deficit, you could keep your health plan and your doctor, and businesses could hire more workers and be more competitive. All of this is turning out to be false, and now we learn that the law is a job destroyer that is removing rungs from the ladder of upward economic mobility."

"So many of the promises Mary Landrieu repeatedly made about ObamaCare have turned out to be false, and as a result thousands fewer will be employed," said NRSC Press Secretary Brook Hougesen. "ObamaCare punishes additional work, professional advancement, and additional income hurting those trying to climb into the middle class most of all.  Mary Landrieu repeatedly lied about ObamaCare, and voters no longer trust her judgment."
 

BACKGROUND

  • Mary Landrieu Said The Senate Should Pass A Bill That Will Allow Small Businesses To “Thrive And Create Jobs For Years To Come.” “We must not let this chance slip by without making sure that we don't just pass any health care bill -- we pass a bill that will lessen the burden on small businesses and allow them to thrive and create jobs for years to come.” (Sen. Mary Landrieu, “Landrieu, Lincoln, Stabenow, Small Business Owners Discuss Positive Impact Of Health Reform On Small Businesses,” Press Release, 12/9/09)
     
  • Mary Landrieu Said "This Bill Is A Big Step Toward Fiscal Responsibility And A Stronger Economy." (Sen. Mary Landrieu, Remarks On The Senate Floor, Washington, D.C., 12/22/09)
     
  • In October 2009, Landrieu Said She Would Be 100 Percent Accountable For ObamaCare. QUESTION: “My question would be about accountability. Would you be willing to accept 100% responsibility, 100% accountability for the failure or success of whatever you vote for?” LANDRIEU: “I do, already, because that’s what I do every election. I mean I, you all have to…when I run for reelection you say to me ‘Senator we like what you’ve done we voted for you, we don’t like what you’ve done we voted against you.’” (Sen. Mary Landrieu, Remarks Outside Town Hall, VIDEO,10/24/09)

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