The Human Cost
October 9, 2012
Americans for Prosperity has a new ad out:
The bad job market hurts a lot of people. It’s no mystery why employers aren’t hiring—regulations are too onerous (compliance costs alone estimated to exceed $1.7 trillion per year, more than a tenth of the economy), there’s too much uncertainty about what additional taxes and regulations the government may impose at any moment, and Obamacare is putting America out of business. “Small business owners and manufacturers see Obamacare as one of the most daunting problems facing their businesses today.”
Oddly, liberals cherish a narrative in which President Obama has a monopoly on compassion and “empathy”. But his policies are hurting people, and when asked about it, he says things like “The private sector is doing fine,” and adds that what we really need is even more government.