Mort Zuckerman: Because of ObamaCare '88% of Jobs Created This Year Are Part-Time'

Media mogul Mort Zuckerman had some harsh words for the President's signature piece of legislation Friday.

Appearing on PBS's McLaughlin Group, Zuckerman said, "88 percent of the jobs that have been created this year are part-time jobs. A large part of the reason for that number of part-time jobs which is unprecedented in American history is because people are apprehensive about the impact of ObamaCare on and the costs of ObamaCare on full-time jobs."

JOHN MCLAUGHLIN, HOST: More Cruz on ObamaCare.

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SENATOR TED CRUZ (R-TEXAS): When you have a law that is killing jobs, when you have law that is hammering small businesses, when you have a law that is forcing people into part-time work, into working 29 hours a week, when you have a law that is causing skyrocketing insurance premiums, when you have a law that is causing more and more people to lose their health insurance, you have a law that’s not working. You have a train wreck.

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MCLAUGHLIN: Question Mort Zuckerman, is Cruz right?

MORT ZUCKERMAN, US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT: Well, I checked with the Bureau of Labor Statistics just this very day and they said that 88 percent of the jobs that have been created this year are part-time jobs. A large part of the reason for that number of part-time jobs which is unprecedented in American history is because people are apprehensive about the impact of ObamaCare on and the costs of ObamaCare on full-time jobs. If they’re part-time jobs they don’t qualify under ObamaCare.

Now, I happen to support national medical service, national medical care, but we have to do something about its effect on the job market because this is a disaster for the average American family.

Noel Sheppard
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Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.