A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
The lies about how America LOVES Obamacare continue to pour from the White House as water over Niagara Falls. But that is ALL they are ... LIES!
For many Americans, the idea of Obamacare was spawned in Hell, itself, with Satan's seal of approval stamped in red hot letters across the bottom.
Obamacare is nothing more than Obama's redistributing the nation's wealth. It's Marxism, pure and simple. And the people HATE it!
"Social security numbers allegedly passed around in clear sight. Page after page of unworkable code. And no clarity on when it will all be fixed.
Just another day of trying to log in to healthcare.gov.
Two weeks after its launch, the federal health insurance exchange is a "failure," says The Washington Post's Ezra Klein. Some officials deserve to be fired, according to Robert Gibbs, who until February 2011 was one of President Obama's closest advisers.
And those are the Affordable Care Act's supporters." SOURCE: http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/stories/2013/october/17/california-healthline-obamacare-delay-questioned.aspx
Then there is this from an article by Avik Roy at Forbes.com entitled: "Obamacare's Website Is Crashing Because It Doesn't Want You To Know How Costly Its Plans Are." In the article Mr. Roy says:
"A growing consensus of IT experts, outside and inside the government, have figured out a principal reason why the website for Obamacare’s federally-sponsored insurance exchange is crashing. Healthcare.gov forces you to create an account and enter detailed personal information before you can start shopping. This, in turn, creates a massive traffic bottleneck, as the government verifies your information and decides whether or not you’re eligible for subsidies. HHS bureaucrats knew this would make the website run more slowly. But they were more afraid that letting people see the underlying cost of Obamacare’s insurance plans would scare people away." SOURCE: http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/10/14/obamacares-website-is-crashing-because-it-doesnt-want-you-to-know-health-plans-true-costs/
It is entirely possible, gentle reader, the democrats have themselves a white elephant in Obamacare and it is already beginning to take its toll.
Americans are NOT signing up -- IN DROVES. Only a tiny fraction of those who actually managed to access the website signed up, something like one percent, nation wide, after three weeks in operation.
Seems to me, the smart move is to NOT SIGN UP and pay the fine instead. Compared to the godawful premiums, the fine is nothing.
Ever since the original tea party in Boston in which Sam Adams and the boys donned Indian (Whoops! "Native American") disguises and dumped much of a ship's cargo of tea into Boston Harbor, Americans have known the value of "civil disobedience" when the government over them insists on taking their hard earned money for the government's oft frivolous purposes -- or -- simply to redistribute the wealth.
Obamacare is the largest scheme to redistribute America's wealth our overreaching government has devised to date.
I laugh every time I hear a democrat say the American people reelected Obama because of Obamacare. That's a hoot!
Take a look at who, exactly, voted for Obama and you will find that a huge portion of them were Americans who pay no taxes -- at all -- and are, for all intents and purposes, "wards of the government" relying upon the government dole for their very existence. In many cases it has become a family tradition with generations of the same family suckling from the government teat. Sure. THEY'RE going to support ANYONE who guarantees them an income drained from the national treasury. A Pope once said: "Anytime you rob Peter to pay Paul -- you can rely upon the support of Paul!" A truism if there has ever been one.
Maybe it's time to recycle Nancy Reagan's anti-drug message from back in the eighties: Just say NO!" This time apply the slogan to Obamacare: "Just Say No To Obamacare!" If Obamacare cannot stand on its own, it will collapse of its own weight -- and that would be a glorious day for Americans.
As each day goes by, we learn of more and more problems with Obamacare from the software down to lack of training for so called "navigators."
The political left is ready to begin, in fact, they have already begun their campaign to replace Obamacare with a completely government run single payer healthcare system just like other socialist and communist countries have. Articles, editorials, and letters to the editor are popping up all over the country touting replacement of Obamacare with a single payer system. Not even a month out of the chute and the dems want to make it worse!
Many Americans have finally come round to wondering how the government will manage their healthcare if that same government can't even manage a website on the Internet?
© J. D. Longstreet
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