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Obamacare May Cost Montana over 8,000 jobs


Posted by Hayley Robinson on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014, 4:34 PM PERMALINK


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.

Montana, home to one of top 2014 battleground senate races, may lose 8,153 jobs over the next decade thanks to Obamacare. It will certainly be interesting to see Democratic candidate Lt. Gov. John Walsh explain where he stands on Obamacare. Walsh was endorsed by departing Senator Max Baucus, who cast the tie-breaking vote for the bill that will result in the destruction of tens of thousands of jobs across the state.

Votes matter, and Max Baucus’ vote for Obamacare is another example of how Democratic leadership has failed the people of Montana. More importantly, the people of Montana deserve to know where Lt. Gov. Walsh stands on Obamacare.

For the full breakdown of Obamacare job losses by state, click here.

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