Yesterday, the Daily Caller posted a story on its website about the confusion on Capitol Hill on both sides of the aisle about the future of Obamacare. It featured a quote from Congressman Heath Shuler (D-NC) on the White House’s healthcare strategy:
“I was actually surprised that they’re pushing it again. The most important thing is jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs. We need to focus on jobs,” said Rep. Heath Shuler, North Carolina Democrat and a leader of the 54-member Blue Dog coalition of conservative Democrats.
Rep. Shuler is right. Finding sensible solutions which would bolster the economy and create jobs should have been a major focus of an Administration which has spent the better part of this year advocating for a massive deficit-busting stimulus bill and a disastrous healthcare reform overhaul.
And, as Heritage’s Rea Hederman wrote yesterday, the uncertainty among many business owners about the future this Administration’s proposed regulation (on healthcare, energy, etc.) goes along way to stunting economic recovery and job creation.