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Colbert: Health Insurance Should Chain People To Jobs They Hate!

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"You think anybody wanted to be a Pilgrim? No, they stuck it out for the buckle insurance."

Since the Congressional Budget Office projected that Americans would eventually choose to work less because of the the health care reform law, Republicans have attacked the law for discouraging people from working. But, as TPM reported and the CBO director has confirmed during congressional testimony, there are a lot of reasons that people might choose to work less: They might be able to retire early or stay home with their kids or quit a second or third job that they've had to work.