On July 17, Michele Bachmann (R-MN) lied about the Affordable Care Act on Your World. She spoke about the President delaying the employer mandate. “He’s not standing up for small business,” she said, even though, as former Mississippi governor Ronnie Musgrove explains in a Huffington Post article, those states that fight it, “will dramatically hurt the ability to create jobs within their own borders.”
Later, she said to substitute host Eric Bolling, “It’s my bill, Eric, to repeal Obamacare. Right now small businesses, real Americans, big businesses, even the Teamsters Union would love it if my bill could get on the President’s desk. Everyone wants it gone. Why? Because it will cost the American people trillions of dollars to comply with it, but what’s worse is it’s going to cost jobs.”
Off camera, you could hear Bolling repeatedly saying, “Right.”
Bolling also asked about her staffer Javier Sanchez getting caught in a sting operation. She dodged the question, saying, “We don’t comment on personnel matters, you’d have to talk to Capitol Police about that.”
Then she got back on message: “What we’re focused on today is repealing Obamacare. That’s good for jobs, that’s good for benefit packages, that’s good for the American economy.” A Fox box showed the House has voted 37 times to repeal the ACA.
But Musgrove also noted that Obamacare could create more than 300,000 jobs in Texas, alone:
A study done by the Perryman Group found that by allowing expansion of the state Medicaid program, as called for under Obamacare, the private sector would create over 300,000 jobs by the third year of the law. That is in Texas alone.
Ninety-eight thousand of these jobs would be in the health care industry. This is not government creating jobs. This is the private sector growing to accommodate the more than million and a half Texans who would join the rolls of the insured. These are good paying jobs, that don’t require years of training—and can’t be outsourced.
Yet Bolling took Bachmann’s claims about the Affordable Care Act as gospel and never challenged a one.