This explains Obamacare better than any pundit could possibly do with words:
A little comic relief is needed in light of the disaster unfolding before our eyes as the government tries in vain to remake a sixth of our economy. It simply can't be done without causing an equal and opposite reaction. Even Sir Isaac Newton could have seen an increase in premiums coming!
Clearly more people are losing their coverage than are gaining it. And the
storekeeper's president's response is it's just a flesh wound that 5% of the population will lose their sub-standard existing insurance. It's just 14 million people after all that must sacrifice their policies to help the good of everyone! How could those ingrates complain about healthcare redistribution; they just don't know what's best for themselves! And so it goes with the liberal mindset.
Attention Republican lawmakers, continuing to play the president's broken promises is indeed helpful but let's take that tactic a step further*.
"We don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something," Obama said. "If there's just one life we can save, we have an obligation to try."
I agree Mr. President. This law is throwing people off their health insurance, many who rely upon it and their doctors to stay alive. You must repeal if it can save just one life!
As predicated, millions more will be thrown off their insurance policies once the employee mandate waiver is lifted. Per Forbes, the administration knew in 2010 that as many as 93 million people will lose their insurance. And here's the flippant response from Carney from Forbes.com:
On Tuesday, White House spokesman Jay Carney attempted to minimize the disruption issue, arguing that it only affected people who buy insurance on their own. “That’s the universe we’re talking about, 5 percent of the population,” said Carney. “In some of the coverage of this issue in the last several days, you would think that you were talking about 75 percent or 80 percent or 60 percent of the American population.” (5 percent of the population happens to be 15 million people, no small number, but let’s leave that aside.)
The populace needs to face the hard cold facts. The government can not replace the private sector. It's pre-programmed to fail due to seemingly unlimited funds, no competition and no accountability; it's the black hole of the economy.
The Progressive Left will lie, cheat, demonize and deceive to push their utopian agenda no matter who gets hurt in their endeavor. When faced with objective data that refutes their claims, they change the goal posts and revise their initial premise to match the new reality. Exhibit A is the president's bizarre speech in Boston yesterday when he tried explain away his lies. Exhibit B is this from the same Forbes article:
President Obama’s famous promise that “you could keep your plan” was not some naïve error or accident. He, and his allies, knew that previous Democratic attempts at health reform had failed because Americans were happy with the coverage they had, and opposed efforts to change the existing system.
Now, supporters of the law are offering a different argument. “We didn’t really mean it when we said you could keep your plan,” they say, “but it doesn’t matter, because the coverage you’re going to get under Obamacare will be better than the coverage you had before.”
Hopefully the 53% that voted for this president a second time have learned their lesson the hard way: fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. We need to enlist them to help repeal this monstrosity.
Let's help them understand that every time the Left claims something is a right, like their long-time goal of universal healthcare or home ownership, its a red herring and it will fail. And their policies will hurt many Americans intentionally or not. Only God grants us our inalienable rights of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness; not government.
The Left is desperate. It'll do everything it can to pretend the parrot is still alive and will try to revive this dead parrot with every trick up their sleeves. It was reported that just 6, yes six, people enrolled on Day 1, 100 on Day 2 and 248 on Day 3. This is an epic disaster. We on the Right can't help resuscitate the law since it's not economically feasible no matter how much money is applied. It must be repealed!
How bad is it for the Democrats? It's really bad when one of the law's main authors compares it to a tragic nursery rhyme according to Breitbart.com:
Today, Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) referred to Obama Care as "Humpty Dumpty" and suggested that the ObamaCare penalties be delayed if "Humpty Dumpty" is not put back together within a month.
"I think it makes better sense to see how much of this can be put together, how much Humpty Dumpty can be fixed in the next month; and if it looks like Humpty Dumpty is not getting put back better together, then maybe we should start thinking about delaying the penalties. It's not right to penalize people for mistakes the government's made."
The Left likes to make comparisons to other "righteous" countries that provide universal healthcare, yet they won't talk about the quality of care or length of time it takes to see a doctor as that blurs their vision. There simply is no comparison to other countries that have a population of 10-20 million compared to our 312 million.
We can only hope that the words of the great Margaret Thatcher will finally come true:
*No I'm not comparing the two situations except for the words used to solve a problem.
Updated with the enrollment numbers of the first few days and the quote from Max Baucus.