Despite the consistent refutation of their claim that the Congressional Budget Office said Obamacare would cost the country 2 million jobs — even from within their own party — Republicans are now putting the attack in congressional ads.
A new web ad by Rep. Thom Tillis (R-NC), who is trying to unseat Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in North Carolina, blasts Hagan for “2 million lost jobs” because of her support for the health care reform law, the Washington Post reported.
“How many workers will have to lose their jobs?” the ad says. “How many people will have to pay for Kay Hagan’s loyalty to Obama?”
As House Budget Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) explained Wednesday, the CBO analysis did not conclude that Obamacare would result in 2 million jobs being “lost.” It said that some Americans would choose to work less under the law — and, if you added those lost hours together, they would be the equivalent of 2 million full-time jobs.
The full ad is below.