Media's New Obamacare Spin: 'Value in Lower Economic Growth'

Curtis Kalin
By Curtis Kalin | February 7, 2014 | 12:52 PM EST

After the Congressional Budget Office reported this week that Obamacare "...creates a disincentive for people to work," liberal commentators went into full spin cycle. But the rhetoric from U.S. News' associate editor Danielle Kurtzleben may be the most preposterous, proclaiming:

"What the truth might be, and what few politicians would dare say, is there might simply be some value in lower economic growth."

This seems to sum up the newest Obamacare defense: It's okay for America not to grow. One would think that growth is a positive force for societal progress. But, now it seems Obamacare proponents are embracing the inevitable legacy of this disastrous law: a weak economy and little-to-no growth.

This fits in with numerous other efforts from Obamacare supporters to reassure the American people that the law is a good thing, really. As The New York Times declared in "Freeing Workers from the Insurance Trap":

"The Congressional Budget Office estimated on Tuesday that the Affordable Care Act will reduce the number of full-time workers by 2.5 million over the next decade. That is mostly a good thing, a liberating result of the law."

All in all, Townhall's Guy Benson seemed to succinctly summarize the new talking points: