“You can’t say the Affordable Care Act has killed job growth,” Phil Schiliro, White House health care advisor, announced yesterday.
Schiliro’s adamant declaration was based on one fact: 8 million jobs have been created since the bill was signed into law.
The problem is, you would be hard pressed to find anyone who thought Obamacare would stall job growth altogether. That, and many people realized the damaging effects of such legislation would not necessarily be immediate, but have a negative ripple effect on the economy in years to come.
“No one would say the Affordable Care Act created those jobs, but you can’t say the ACA has killed job growth,” Schiliro added.