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Lamenting for Labor
     Job Killer! Job Killer! Job Killer! The implementation of Obamacare will result in "Part Time America," or so the fear mongering of the radical right of the Republican Party wants US to believe...
 ...But THAT'S already happened! The dismantling of full time employment predates the current Administration, and the rise of technology and corresponding increase in productivity, and globalization and the exporting of jobs overseas for cheaper labor, and "the Great Depression." The introduction of such wage earner insecurity goes all the way back to that most revered and oft invoked conservative, Ronald Reagan, under whom the contracting out of more and more functions of the Federal Government began in earnest, and if the revelations earlier this year of Edward Snowden are to be believed,  reached its current pinnacle post 9/11 under George W. Bush. These jobs are by definition temporary in nature, allowing for "flexibility" to staff for project requirements and nothing more, and are not necessarily that well paying, with many workers subject to higher self employment and Social Security taxes.
   That said, one of the GOP's most loudly touted justifications for wanting to defund or delay the Affordable Care Act, "lamenting for labor," seems more than a bit historically disingenuous, particularly since their "Shutdown Showdown" machinations over legislation signed into law two years ago and deemed constitutional by the Supreme Court would put many of those "Feds" with the "good government jobs" that remain out of work...
 ...As the vilified and venomous "Exchanges" go on... 

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