It's not a surprise that "job-killing" doesn't poll well because since Obama signed the health care bill into law, more than 4 million private sector jobs have been created. But instead of recognizing their attack is polling badly because it's wrong, Republicans seem to have decided the only issue is with the words they have chosen.
Instead, emphasize that the law drives up costs and makes things worse for small businesses.That's "job-killing" by a different name, and it's not going to be any more effective than their other attack—because it's not true. In fact, the health care law will help small businesses—and their employees—deal with health insurance in a regulated marketplace instead of the free-for-all that currently exists in the individual market. And because it starts to phase out the tax subsidies given to "Cadillac" health care plans offered by big corporations, it actually helps level the playing field—and will put downward pressure on costs.
But I will give Republicans this: If what they said was true, it would be a decent line of attack. It's false, however.
Posted: 2012-06-13 14:25:52
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