Proving how incredibly out of touch she is, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) recently touted the purported benefits of partial or full unemployment.
In light of widespread criticism, including from traditionally Democrat labor unions, that ObamaCare will necessarily result in the loss of full-time jobs, Pelosi tried desperately to put a positive spin on things.
She sat down for an interview with Candy Crowley on CNN, during which the host brought up the issue by sharing critical comments made by union boss James Hoffa Jr.
“That’s pretty tough from a loyal Democratic constituency,” Crowley added, prompting Pelosi to suggest that the government can find common ground with union leaders.
The 73-year-old former House Speaker then indicated that a work force dominated by part-timers is a good thing for employees, indicating ObamaCare will give workers more free time.
“Overwhelmingly, for the American people, this is a liberation,” she contended, adding that the monstrous law will give citizens “the freedom to pursue [their] happiness.”
The multi-millionaire politician apparently believes that the rest of the nation lives as lavishly as those in her elitist circle of influence. Cutting an employee’s hours in half, she suggests, has no impact aside from the instant creation of superfluous free time.
In reality, of course, millions of Americans are going to suffer financially from the implementation of ObamaCare. The pain has already begun for many whose employers have slashed hours in advance of upcoming mandates. In many cases, these workers will be forced to work multiple part-time jobs, thus giving them decidedly less time during which they can “pursue happiness.”
Working class citizens are worried about putting food on the table, not picking up a new hobby.
Considering the refusal of legislators like Pelosi to enroll in the healthcare system they passed, one questions the authenticity of her statements. At this point, though, she is far too committed to the cause to turn back.