Nice work if you can get it?

WaPo:

with the health-care law soon to take effect, she simply resigned — and hasn’t looked back. “It was wonderful. It was very freeing,” said Lower, 56, of Bourbon, Ind., who is now babysitting her 5-year-old granddaughter full time. With the help of federal subsidies that kicked in Jan. 1, she is paying less than $500 a month for health coverage for herself and her husband…The equivalent of about 2.5 million Americans will quit their jobs, cut their hours or stop looking for work during the next decade because of new benefits available under the health-care law…Like Social Security, which provides a safety net so people can retire, the health law may have the effect of leading some Americans to stop working…they called the impact positive, arguing that people have for too long been stuck in jobs that are a poor fit or that they dislike, simply for the benefits. While some people may make the calculation to just work less to keep more generous benefits, many will use their time to do something more productive, such as start their own business or take care of family members

As the man said, a bit Orwellian. And that other fellow, the one who talked about Two Americas, it turned out he was right. Final word: shush!

One Response to “Nice work if you can get it?”

  1. Maggie's Farm Says:

    Thursday morning links

    Image via Sultan’s post, linked at the bottom Mrs. BD and a pupette tell me that this Twelfth Night was the best theater performance they have ever seen – of anything. See it before it closes. A Man’s Primer on Gin Is this good site really for boy

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