GOP Myth Busted, ‘Since the ACA passed, 90 percent of job growth has been full-time.’

The Fifth Column



A rather desperate House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) tweeted Sunday “90% of the jobs created have been part-time. Obamacare creates a part-time economy, part-time opportunity, and a part-time America.”

This, of course, is not true. In fact, the opposite is true. (Sadly, this is becoming the norm – if a Republican is talking, your odds of finding truth are best if you invert claim and work from there.)

Pesky PolitiFact is not impressed with this Republican talking point.

On August 2 of this year, PolitiFact rated a claim by Alan Krueger, the chairman of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers. Krueger said that most jobs created since passage of the health care law have been full-time positions. And he got a…

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