2.9% reduction in growth is now acceleration? I suppose it is just in the wrong direction.
And if you don't think it is killing job growth, I have no idea what planet you are currently living on. So many employers where I live are not able to hire because of the increased costs that come from Obamacare. Where I work, we recently expanded and they only promoted 60% of what they needed to, numbers wise, because of the increased cost of adding so many full time employees. Full-time jobs in my industry are almost impossible to come by and business is down from last year at this time overall.
I work in the casino business and I live in a city that relies heavily on tourism. Fewer people have disposable income, businesses are contracting and job growth is falling behind those who are falling off the unemployment rolls. The job participation rate is the lowest in how many years? If you want to do some research, check out those jaw-dropping stats!
The ACA, regulations and the economic policies of this administration are absolutely killing our economy. To deny this is to do so from either ignorance of the world around them or from intellectual dishonesty. So what is it with you specifically?
I think your answer is here.