Another example of how whacky this debate has gotten. We actually have a democrat lecturing a republican on the tender mercies of government largess:
“Now we’re saying to federal employees: We’re going to pay you when this is all over with,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said minutes after the 407-to-0 House vote. “But right now, you just stay home … watch TV, play chess, whatever you’re going to do, because we won’t let you work.”
By the way, the strategy is working:
The Senate is expected to OK it as well but adjourned Saturday without a vote. The Democrat-controlled chamber will not scheduled a vote until at least Monday afternoon, when members return to Washington.
There is a piece in National Review where they cite an economist from the University of Chicago on how the Affordable Care Act will incentivise workers to work less hours instead of more. Casey Mulligan’s analysis shows that in some cases a worker will be better off money wise working part time than full time.