Maria: Businesses are not hiring workers because the legislation is too expensive. We can agree or disagree but that is a fact. So the question becomes, how do you make this legislation less expensive?
Gruber: Maria, please don't use the word "facts" because you're not saying facts. You're saying anecdotes.
Maria: I'll tell you what is a fact. A fact is economic growth is 2% or lower and one of the reasons that economic growth is as low as it is, is because businesses are not hiring workers because of the cost of Obamacare.
Maria does make an excellent point. Obamacare itself sucks as a system, but it's also managed to find a way to weasel into different areas - like employment - and make a mess out of things. Obamacare rudely inserted itself into business operations and consequently meddled with the average worker's hours (see
Working Fewer Hours? Thank Obamacare...
All of this, clearly, is a fact not lost on Maria. Or the rest of Americans currently being crapped on by Obamacare... Of which there are many, mind you. Still, it seems as though the people responsible for creating the program give not a single crap. Chalk it up to the stupidity of the American voter, right?