Sunday, February 9, 2014

More Obamacare


6a00d834515c5469e2019affa46bdc970b-75wiJOLIET - Chris Balkema called for Obamacare to be repealed, saying the health care program is “is destructive to full-time jobs” and “will create a welfare-like culture,” based on the most recent non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report about President Obama’s 2300 page legislation.
The Caterpillar executive cited the CBO report showing Obamacare will cause a decline by about 2.0 million in the number of full-time-equivalent workers in 2017, and 2.5 million fewer full-time workers in 2024, mostly among lower-wage earners.
“That’s like taking 30% of the entire workforce out of the state of Illinois,” explained Balkema. “The CBO’s report makes it clear that Obamacare is destructive to full-time employment in the US. We will continue to feel the damaging consequences of Obamacare all the way to 2017 and beyond."
"Thanks to a bevy of new taxes and other disincentives to work, Obamacare will cause workers not to seek employment. Most of the decline will occur among lower-wage workers,” said Balkema.
The decline in full-time-equivalent employment stemming from Obamacare will consist of some people not being employed at all and other people working fewer hours.
Balkema said the 11th District’s current Congressman, Democrat Bill Foster, voted for and has continued to defend ObamaCare. And while a former Foster staff member, Sue Klinkhamer, used to defend Obamacare with her boss, she no longer does. One reason: skyrocketing deductibles and premiums.
“The longer this 2300 page monstrosity stays in effect, the more constituents will get hurt. Not only have we witnessed over 4-million people all across the country losing their health insurance that they liked, they have also seen premiums and deductibles skyrocket," Balkema said.
"It’s a $2-trillion experiment that’s playing with people’s lives. We need torepeal Obamacare and replace it with proven free market principles like selling insurance across state lines. We need to get government out of the way, and let proven, free market principles work for the people,”  explained Balkema. “Obamacare only continues to take us on a downward spiral.”


  1. Anonymous2/09/2014

    Next time you go for a blood test, colonoscopy, MRI, etc, ask what it costs. Nobody can give you a straight answer.

    That's a big problem with healthcare. Nobody knows what things cost and nobody really cares. Thus, the cost of insurance is sky-high.

  2. Anonymous2/09/2014

    Repeal NOW. Healthcare for Millions has been destroyed-ruined. What in God's name are you worthless, useless Politicians waiting for?

  3. Anonymous2/09/2014

    If I had advertised my BUSINESS to provide an essential service to the public....say auto insurance, or any other insurance or any other PRODUCT, and I only had a web site that did not even work properly let alone give the public that service for months after advertising that I was in business......I would have several agencies breathing down my neck, demanding I perform as promised, fining me and shutting me down. Then taking me to court or charging me criminally. This is what these lunatic leftists who run the Obama Adm do EVERY day to businesses. Yet they do not feel obligated to perform AT ALL. And this is just the beginning. We will soon have the postal service employees determining our healthcare....and the IRS determining our ability to pay. Thanks a lot DEMOCRATS !! Thanks Hurley, O'Shea, Durbin, Dart, Cunningham and all the others who gave us Obama....and Obamacare. Wonder how many "Proud Union Homes" are coping with their monthly premium spikes....Ouch