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Sen. Ted Cruz's Claim 'Obamacare is Killing Jobs' is Debunked (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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One of the main talking points of Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) recent fake filibuster is how Obamacare is "killing jobs" and "pushing people into part-time work" even though it won't be fully implemented until 2014 (individual mandate) and 2015 (employer mandate).

The "killing jobs" talking point has been repeated by various members of the Republican Party, and by conservative TV and radio programs.

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There have been isolated cases of some companies trying to avoid providing health insurance for their employees, under Obamacare, by cutting some jobs.

However, as MSNBC's Chris Hayes recently pointed out (video below), the only substantial job losses in America happened before Obamacare was signed into law, notes MediaMatters.org.

Using numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Hayes also reported on how the spike in part-time jobs occurred during the worst part of the recession in 2009, before Obamacare.

Earlier this month, Mark Zandy, chief economist of Moody's Analytic, also debunked conservative claims that Obamacare is hurting full-time employment (video below).

"I was expecting to see it. I was looking for it, and it's not there,'' Zandi said on CNBC's Squawk Box.