On Tuesday’s “The Kelly File,” Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume took aim at Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors Jason Furman for using the White House press briefing to put a positive spin on a reports people are losing their jobs as a result of ObamaCare.
Partial transcript as follows:
HUME: Basically what this says is, that whatever employers may decide to do to get around ObamaCare, and whether or not they decide to drop workers or to cut back people to part-time hours, whatever they decide, employers, there’s a whole other side of the equation, and that’s the workers themselves. And this report plainly asserts that in a much larger way than the CBO originally thought, ObamaCare is going to discourage work. Now here we have an economy struggling to find its footing and get going on the kind of robust recovery we’ve all along been hoping for. And here comes a program espoused by the president that at least at the lower income levels, it says, will discourage work. That is not — that is not good news for the economy, and I don’t think it will be seen as good news by anybody.
KELLY: Well, I don’t know if you’re right about that. The White House came out today and tried to tout it as such, Brit, it’s great to see you, as always.
HUME: That was a sad briefing. That performance by Jason Furman was one of the most unconvincing performances I’ve seen. His answers to the questions were just, they were pathetic.