Ann Coulter: We have Obamacare for one reason and one reason only: For a brief, ghoulish period in recent history, Democrats controlled the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives.
We don’t have Obamacare because the public was clamoring for it. We have it because Republicans lost elections.
First, Republicans lost their majorities in the House and the Senate in 2006, thanks to George W. Bush’s highly effective “Keep the Base at Home on Election Day” campaign, which consisted of pushing amnesty for illegal aliens.
Then in 2008, Republicans had the bright idea to run crazy-eyed crypt-keeper John McCain for president.
McCain supported: amnesty (until he needed our votes), retroactive Social Security benefits for illegal aliens, free speech-crushing campaign-finance laws, crackpot global warming legislation, criminal trials for terrorists and stem-cell research on human embryos.
He opposed: the Bush tax cuts, a marriage amendment to the Constitution, waterboarding terrorists and drilling in Alaska. Oh, also, he called the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth “dishonest and dishonorable.” (As suggested by the subtitle, all this is covered in Never Trust a Liberal Over Three-Especially a Republican)
As a consequence, Democrats won the presidency, as well as huge majorities in Congress. The last time Democrats had controlled the presidency, the House and the Senate was 16 years earlier, back in 1993. Remember what they did back then? The very first thing? (No, Clinton masturbating on an intern came later.) That’s right: They tried to pass Hillarycare.
Hillarycare went down in humiliating defeat, so the Democrats patiently waited nearly two decades for the stars to be aligned again. Then, the very next time they had the presidency, the House and Senate, they went right back to national health care. (Notice that, in neither instance, was public opinion involved.)
If an alien landed and asked why America has Obamacare when most people hate it, we’d have to say: Because the Democrats had 60 votes in the Senate.
The Democrats’ policy is: We vote and vote and vote, until it finally comes out their way, then we never vote again. (This, too, is detailed in Never Trust a Liberal Over Three) That’s why the moment this greased-through, widely detested law was enacted, liberals began hailing it as the “law of the land.” How dare you question “settled law”? Are you unpatriotic?
John Ransom: If more proof was needed of the inestimable idiocy of the Democrats’ domestic policy was needed, the unveiling of Obamacare should just about do it.
It won’ be cheaper, you can’t keep your coverage or your doctor, it won’t cover everyone, and if you need it, you can’t sign up. Oh, and just wait until you have to see a doctor. I’m sure THAT ought to be easy (eye roll).
Other than those little “glitches” the law works great.
That is, if anyone was actually paying attention to it right now.
But many aren’t. Perhaps a majority, say, like, 99.9 percent don’t really care.
That’s probably a good thing considering that the biggest problems with the law won’t be sign up, but fulfillment.
Open your mouth and say “ah”.
Obamacare has made our economy sick. And our country too.
Even before implementation, the economy was suffering from Obamacare-related complications. It got worse at the beginning of the year when employers stopped hiring people for fulltime positions in anticipation of Obamacare changing the definition of fulltime workers to only 29 hour per week.
Hence the one-year delay in the company mandate to provide coverage or else face the IRS inquisitors.
While hiring has gotten back to normal, even if not very robust, what are we gonna do next year– which by the way, is only two-and-a-half months away?
Next year should really be a mess as the individual mandate to buy insurance or else face the IRS inquisitors—and yes that means young, urban liberals too– takes effect in March.
And then, praise the Lord, the employer mandate comes roaring back in October.
Turn your head and cough…
The Obamacare illness will last a long time, however it’s implemented. It’s a chronic condition that our country may just have to learn to live with.
Here’s a slight glimmer of good news however:
I guess if you sign up, but get screwed by the website, or the IRS misplaces your file, the individual mandate may or may not apply to you. My understanding is that the IRS will first check to see if you have ever submitted a non-profit application with nefarious words like “patriot,” “tea party” or “republican” in the titles before making a determination how to proceed.
The choice then is either fine or jail time.
Yeah, yeah. I know. It’s stupid.
It’s Obamacare, where stupid is the new normal.
Jail time could be fitting too because the folks who are the new partners with Obamacare to sign people up are the former members of ACORN, according to our friend Katie Palvich, at Townhall.com.
Pavlich says that Wade Rathke, ACORN founder, runs a “labor council” in New Orleans that helps facilitate Obamacare sign ups.
Let me remind you of exactly why the criminal enterprise known as ACORN was stripped of federal funding in 2009: the organization was promoting tax evasion, underage human trafficking, underage prostitution, voter fraud and more. ACORN’s criminal activity was exposed by the late Andrew Breitbart, Hannah Giles and James O’Keefe through a series of undercover videos. To put things into perspective, think about the last time Congress defunded anything…..they hardly ever do, but ACORN was so bad and full of corruption that defunding was pushed through in bipartisan fashion.
Seriously, Congress can’t even defund combat tanks that the army doesn’t want or need. Or a drone program it doesn’t want, cargo aircraft it doesn’t want, National Guard funding, or an east coast missile defense system.
Personally, I’d pay to make sure a missile defense system doesn’t go up on the east coast.
At least until the 50 million of the rest of us who aren’t covered by the defense system get coverage too.
So, let’s say to fix that we start out with a 2,300-page bill tomorrow….
*Liberals will likely nit-pick these numbers saying that we don’t know how many actual individuals signed up because some of those applications cover families too. Yeah whatever. 20 years, 30 years, 50 years, whatever. Cling to your delusions liberals.