In troubled times, it’s good to take a moment to laugh at the GOP’s hilariously wrong predictions about the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Let’s start with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who predicted in 2011, “[ObamaCare] will bankrupt our nation, and it will ruin our economy.” In a tweet in 2014, he wrote, “Pres. Obama’s #hcr law is expected to destroy 2.3 million jobs.”
So it must’ve pained him to admit last week that the economy is growing and jobs are following suit: “The economy expands and as a result, you are going to have more employees because businesses have to.”
That’s kind of a credibility killer there.
When healthcare reform passed, Rush Limbaugh was his typical over-the-top self, claiming that the ACA would cost the nation “2.5 million jobs minimum” and would be a “literal tragedy.” Being proven wrong, yet again, is very much a literal tragedy for Limbaugh.