Democratic candidate Alex Sink, in an upcoming edition of the Bay News 9 Political Connections, responded to a Congressional Budget Office report last week saying one consequence of the Affordable Care Act would be a reduction in work hours equating to 2.5 million full-time workers.
Tampa Bay Times political editor Adam Smith, the co-anchor of Connections, wrote Friday that “Sink, however, says the CBO report is actually good news that points to the ‘exciting prospect’ that Americans will have more choice and greater freedom in their lives.”
With close to lightning speed, Sink’s opponent for Pinellas County’s 13th Congressional District, Republican David Jolly, issued a statement in reaction to Sink’s comments:
“Alex Sink’s comment that it is an ‘exciting prospect’ for Obamacare to cost our economy more than two million jobs is tone deaf and out of touch. First, she embraces this dysfunctional law that is hurting Pinellas families and seniors, and now, she says that its impact, which is costing jobs, is an ‘exciting prospect.’
Jolly calls it “further proof that Alex Sink will put Obama and Pelosi’s talking points and agenda ahead of what is best for Pinellas.”
“I would like Alex Sink to explain her comments to the hard-working people of Pinellas,” Jolly added, “who go to work every day to provide for their families. Obamacare costing our economy jobs is not ‘exciting,’ Alex. It is detrimental to economic growth and hurts Pinellas families.