“Delay” is only a terrible idea when Republicans want it.
A few weeks ago, the White House and Senate Democrats flatly refused a Republican emergency spending bill that would have kept the government open but delayed ObamaCare’s requirement that individuals purchase health insurance by March 31 or face a fine. Reid said Republicans had “lost their minds.”
But now with healthcare.gov having been such a Big Fat Failure, people are facing a fine for being UNABLE to sign up. This includes tens of thousands of Americans who HAD INSURANCE … until Obamacare’s ridiculously expensive regulations forced the companies to cancel their coverage. Suddenly, Democrats are warming up to the idea that “delay” might not be a sign of tinfoilhatitis, but rather a smashing good idea that is Good For America. Or something.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked if the administration is looking for flexibility in applying the mandate. Carney indicated that a delay was not just possible, but that it may already be allowed by the law. Right. That would be the “wiggle room” clause Obambi ALREADY used to give his union buds a delay he was not willing to give to Republican voters and Tea Party whack jobs. Cuz, you know … Obama is not the President of all of us. He’s just the President of his fan club.
A new ABC/WaPo poll finds 54 percent of respondents believe the problems plaguing ObamaCare’s Web site reflect a larger problem with President Obama’s signature entitlement program.
IMHO, that number is not 89% only because the MSM has got its head up so far up Obama’s bum.
President Obama’s announced a “tech surge” to repair the ObamaCare Web site.
Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart commented, “Your website is so f***ed we have use the same strategy that we used to salvage the Iraq war?”
WaPo reported: “Days before the launch of President Obama’s online health insurance marketplace, government officials and contractors tested a key part of the Web site to see whether it could handle tens of thousands of consumers at the same time. It crashed after a simulation in which just a few hundred people tried to log on simultaneously. Despite the failed test, federal health officials plowed ahead.” Also, “anonymous developers” told the wire service that they raised doubts over whether the site would be ready in time, complaining openly to each other about “unrealistic deadlines.”
Oh my aching sides! This was a government contract … anonymous and unrealistic, my Aunt Fanny. “Politically protected” is more like it. Probably because the Losers who were given the Half A Billion Dollar contract YEARS ago (a contract which they subbed out to India for an unknown, but no doubt much lower sum) were the idiot nephews of some major Democrat Donors whose mothers were desperate to get them the hell out of their basement Bat Caves and thought that surely they could write a silly little web program, seeing as all they ever did was play on their computers anyway and didn’t they take a computer class in college … or something?
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