Earlier this week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report which shows that Obamacare may cost the economy the equivalent of 2.5 million jobs by 2024. That is a lot of lost income and economic growth for the nation. Today, ATR released analysis of the CBO report and Bureau of Labor Statistics data that breaks down the impact by state.
Louisiana, home to one of top 2014 battleground races for United States Senate, may lose 35,701 jobs over the next decade thanks to Obamacare. Going forward, it will be interesting to see how Senator Landrieu defends casting the tie-breaking vote in support of this job-killing law that includes 20 different tax increases. As recently as December, Senator Landreiu said that if given the chance, she would vote for Obamacare again.
Representative Bill Cassidy is likely to face Landrieu in the general election. In stark contrast to Senator Landrieu, Rep. Cassidy, himself a medical doctor, has fought vigorously to repeal Obamacare at every chance possible.
Votes matter, and Mary Landrieu’s vote for Obamacare is likely to be the central issue of the 2014 Louisiana Senate race. For the full breakdown of Obamacare job losses by state, click here.