Tucker Carlson: There Is a Public Cost to People Not Working Full Time
Tucker Carlson: There Is a Public Cost to People Not Working Full Time (RealClearPolitics)
SHANNON BREAM, HOST: Jay Carney said today this is an opportunity for people to spend more time with their kids, to have different work opportunities. I believe it was Jason Furman who said if you go from 65 hours a week and you only are keeping the job because you want the health care benefits, now you have a chance to do something else.
TUCKER CARLSON: I don't know why I'm laughing, it's so appalling. Game of them for trying, though. You are not going to be employed full-time, you ought to be excited about that because there's a whole world of opportunities out there. Subsidized healthcare is one of the things people who have full-time work are going to rely on, but there are a whole panoply of public assistance options that are going to balloon -- they have been ballooning. Disability is the sleeper, I would say. It has risen dramatically, it seems like a third of America is on disability practically -- food stamps, housing vouchers, you know, all the rest.
There is a public cost to not having people have full-time work. This is devastating to the Democrats' prospects in 2014, devastating to the country, I would say. You heard Mitch McConnell say it was predictable. I don't know if anybody predicted the CBO would come out with such a stark report. 2.3 million jobs, really? I mean, that is shocking.