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Health, work, untruths

Posted: February 11, 2014 at 2:13 a.m.

On Wednesday, Douglas Elmendorf, the director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, said the obvious: losing your job and choosing to work less aren’t the same thing. If you lose your job, you suffer immense personal and financial hardship. If, on the other hand, you choose to work less and spend more time with your family, “We don’t sympathize. We say congratulations.” And now you know everything you need to know about the latest falsehood in the mendacious campaign against health reform.

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Editorial, Pages 10 on 02/11/2014

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