Straight off writing a post about how unnecessary occupational licensing keeps people out of work, I receive a this story from the Daily Signal about another ingenious way politicians have found to tamp down employment.

Yep, ObamaCare could cause the workforce to shrink by two million people:

Over the next decade, 2 million workers could decide to leave the workforce because of Obamacare, according to a new report.

According to the report from the Congressional Budget Office, the workforce is projected to shrink by 2025 by just under 1 percent—the equivalent of 2 million full-time workers—because of the health care law and its incentives for workers.

“Some people would choose to work fewer hours; others would leave the labor force entirely or remain unemployed for longer than they otherwise would,” the CBO said in its report.

Under the law, consumers do not have to rely on employers for insurance and can purchase coverage on the federal and state-run exchanges. Additionally, Obamacare implemented subsidies available for consumers who qualify based on their income, which the CBO said raises the “effective tax rate on earnings” on those who no longer qualify for subsidies as incomes rise. These two factors suggest some workers may opt to retire or work part time rather than full-time.

Employer-based insurance is a complicated subject and a lot can be said in its favor and also for decoupling insurance from employer. But ObamaCare was clearly not the way to go.

We've been saying for a long time that another facet of the ObamaCare disaster is that it will prove destructive to the work ethic.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi predicted this, but she saw it as a Good Thing. Here is the prophetic quote from her:

Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer or a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance or that people could start a business and be entrepreneurial and take risk, but not job loss because of a child with asthma or someone in the family is bipolar—you name it, any condition—is job locking.

If you are able to get past Ms. Pelosi's garbled grammar, you won't be able to ignore the unplesant truth that ObamaCare all along was projected as an assault on the work ethic.