Thursday, November 13, 2014

How Bad is Obamacare?

***So bad, Obama and his allies had to deceive even the Democrats in Congress.

For years, conservatives have been arguing that the divisiveness and anger of the last several years are exactly what happens when major social legislation is passed on a purely partisan basis. The reality, however, was much worse. The administration passed major social legislation not just by strong-arming Republicans but also by deceiving its own allies. That’s not just partisan, it’s deceitfully partisan, and as Democratic politicians survey the charred remnants of their 2009 “mandate” and polish up their CVs, they can shake their now-unemployed fists at the White House that cost them their jobs.

Hard to feel sorry for them. Sure, Obama and his architects deceived everyone, but it's their job to find out what they're voting on before they actually vote.

***As I've said many times, investigative/objective journalism is all but dead in this country.

Rich Weinstein, an investment banker and private citizen, with just average computer skills and higher than average persistence, uncovered the video of MIT professor Jonathan Gruber admitting that voter stupidity and deliberate lack of government transparency were necessary for the passage of the (Un-)Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare, in which he was involved.  
This revelation raises the question: why didn't any investigative reporter with access to the right people, a basic understanding of the problems involved with the ACA, paid for persistence and – most importantly – a chance for a career-making scoop undertake the investigative part of the job and make the discovery?  And where were the fabled watchdogs – governmental and non-governmental – when they were so desperately needed?
You can bet they would have done some digging if it were the Republicans' neck on the line.

***Pelosi suggests questions about her future are sexist. Is anyone as tired as I am of the Democrats constantly refusing to admit that maybe their policies are the problem? Right, Nancy, couldn't possibly be the fact that you're as crazy as a loon.

Speaking of crazy as a loon, and dishonest as all get out: Pelosi claims she doesn't know Jonathan Gruber, the arrogant little copperhead who was the main architect for Obamacare and was caught on tape admitting that they lied to get it passed - but she cited him in 2009 when trying to get the monstrosity passed.

Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, tried to downplay Gruber’s role during a press conference on Thursday.
She claimed she doesn’t know who he is, and that he didn’t help write the law. “Let’s put him aside,” she said.
However, Gruber was involved in the process – as his newly surfaced remarks make clear – and his analysis indeed was cited by Pelosi’s office when she was House speaker in late 2009.
At the time, her office put out a “health insurance reform mythbuster” press release pointing to the work of “noted MIT health care economist Jonathan Gruber” in examining the House bill’s impact on premiums. They noted that Gruber found it “would result in lower premiums than under current law for the millions of Americans using the newly-established Health Insurance Exchange.”
Pelosi also mentioned Gruber during a press conference at the time.

 Democrats don't seem to know how to tell the truth.

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***This 'n that:

If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction. 

In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated. 

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. 

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

Marilyn Monroe had six toes. 

Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined. 

More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes. 

No word in the English language rhymes with month.
Sooo Passed Out

***Have a great day!

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