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Offline Rapunzel

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Walls Close in Around Obama
« on: November 13, 2013, 11:34:29 PM »
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/11/13/Obama-Landrieu-Udall

Walls Close in Around Obama


by Ben Shapiro 13 Nov 2013, 2:51 PM

On Wednesday, Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) introduced a bill in the Senate that would allow Americans to keep their health insurance plans for a limit of two years. “I have repeatedly said that the Affordable Care Act isn’t perfect,” Udall said, “and it will need to be improved as it is implemented.” Udall already wants to push off the open enrollment deadline on the Obamacare health exchanges until the end of May.

But Udall’s plan isn’t the only one in the offing. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) has introduced the “Keeping the Affordable Care Act Promise Act,” co-sponsored by Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Kay Hagen (D-NC), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR). That act does not set a two-year deadline on how long people can keep their insurance. As Ezra Klein of The Washington Post points out, “Obamacare’s premiums would rise.” But Landrieu’s office ominously called the bill a “transitional fix.”

The big problem for President Obama is that he cannot endorse either the Udall bill or the Landrieu bill without cutting the heart out of his signature legislation. President Obama did not merely lie about a provision of Obamacare – he lied about the crux of Obamacare itself, which is the mandated redistribution of health insurance cost from the healthy (who will be booted from their current, cheaper plans) to the unhealthy (who will benefit from the forced enrollment of the healthy into the exchanges). Should Obama back off of his position, he will bankrupt Obamacare before it even begins.

The White House knows this, which is why The New York Times reported on Tuesday, “White House officials refused to discuss in detail what options Mr. Obama was considering. But they made clear that the president was skeptical of any solution that would allow insurance companies to continue selling what officials consider to be cheap and substandard policies.”

That means that the Obamacare lie will remain in full force and effect. And the argument by some that Obama is forcing Americans into better plans they will readily embrace is belied by the awful enrollment numbers themselves: while approximately 5 million Americans have been thrown off insurance plans they liked, just over 106,000 have actually taken advantage of the Obamacare exchanges. That means that Obamacare has failed on both ends: it was fraud in the inducement, and the fraud has not been justified, even according to the left, by the supposed wonders inherent in the Obamacare exchanges.

This puts President Obama between a rock and a hard place. He can either dismantle the Obamacare redistributionist centerpiece, which would be tantamount to repeal by his own party, or he can stand in favor of his lie, in the face of politically-motivated opponents like former President Bill Clinton. In either case, his personal popularity will sink, and his allies in Congress will be hard-pressed to stand with him. That means that the Obamacare battle is destined to become a proxy battle over control of the Democratic Party: a battle between presumed 2016 nominee Hillary Clinton, and President Obama. Obama wants to defend his program; Hillary wants to run against it, recognizing its inherent unpopularity.
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Re: Walls Close in Around Obama
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2013, 02:48:01 AM »
I consider myself a somewhat politically aware person as a mere voter, and even I could see that the lies Obama was telling were such whoppers that they could not possibly become reality. 

I do like how Obama has gone into hiding since his "Creeping Malaise", errrr, "I'm Sorry" comments over the weekend to Chuck Todd, which went over like a lead balloon. 

Think of how those young 20-something morons in the White House are trying to spin their way out of this.   It makes me laugh. 

« Last Edit: November 14, 2013, 02:48:52 AM by Carling »
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Re: Walls Close in Around Obama
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2013, 03:06:31 AM »
I also want to know why the GOP didn't fast track the "You Can Keep It" bill to a floor vote today or tomorrow, though.   :th_10444:
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Re: Walls Close in Around Obama
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2013, 04:37:57 AM »
 :laugh: Great article.  :laugh:
Really uplifting.  ^-^

It makes me feel like every molecule in my body has just picked up the big red phone to call downstairs and we're all now on full scale flag flying alert.  Complete with sirens wailing and missiles preparing for launch.  Boy!  What a patriotic feeling!
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