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Offline Lando Lincoln

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As Predicted, ObamaCare Plunges Into 'Utter Chaos'
« on: December 28, 2013, 08:27:25 PM »
As Predicted, ObamaCare Plunges Into 'Utter Chaos'
Forbes Magazine
Michael F. Cannon, Contributor
12/27/2013

http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelcannon/2013/12/27/as-predicted-obamacare-plunges-into-utter-chaos/

My December 2012 prediction that ObamaCare’s health insurance “exchanges” would not be ready on time proved true by July 2013, when President Obama unilaterally delayed the law’s employer mandate for a year. It proved painfully, obviously true when the Exchanges crashed upon takeoff on October 1, just as ObamaCare was throwing millions out of their current health plans.

My colleague Jagadeesh Gokhale‘s February 2013 prediction of “utter chaos” (audio here, at 48: 25) arguably proved true in October, and is now evident in President Obama’s decision to exempt from the individual mandate those millions whose plans Obama himself cancelled.

This categorical exemption is a bigger deal than it seems. With it, President Obama has admitted ObamaCare will strip many people of their health insurance and leave them with gaps in coverage, or no affordable coverage options at all. It is an implicit admission that ObamaCare has created economic peril for millions of Americans and political peril for Democrats.

More ---> http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelcannon/2013/12/27/as-predicted-obamacare-plunges-into-utter-chaos/
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Re: As Predicted, ObamaCare Plunges Into 'Utter Chaos'
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2013, 12:12:02 AM »
In this case it must be very cold comfort to have your predictions confirmed.

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Re: As Predicted, ObamaCare Plunges Into 'Utter Chaos'
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2013, 04:06:44 AM »
Government program = monster for people; the usual result.
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Re: As Predicted, ObamaCare Plunges Into 'Utter Chaos'
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2013, 09:37:38 AM »
I agree with both of you.  The Democrats, and especially Obama, will do ANYTHING to salvage this wreck.  If that means harming real people, or collapsing the economy, or maligning the Constitution... so be it.  The final chapters of this debacle will be painful and destructive.  It is indeed cold comfort, at this moment, that the Democrats may pay a political price for the mess.
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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Re: As Predicted, ObamaCare Plunges Into 'Utter Chaos'
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2013, 09:45:02 AM »
I agree with both of you.  The Democrats, and especially Obama, will do ANYTHING to salvage this wreck.  If that means harming real people, or collapsing the economy, or maligning the Constitution... so be it.  The final chapters of this debacle will be painful and destructive.  It is indeed cold comfort, at this moment, that the Democrats may pay a political price for the mess.

"Catastrophe" may not be a powerful enough word to describe what is coming - not merely in terms of what the imposition of ACA/ObamaCare will do all by itself, but also with respect to what Democrats will likely be willing to do to defend and protect it.

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Re: As Predicted, ObamaCare Plunges Into 'Utter Chaos'
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2013, 10:30:38 AM »
I agree with both of you.  The Democrats, and especially Obama, will do ANYTHING to salvage this wreck.  If that means harming real people, or collapsing the economy, or maligning the Constitution... so be it.  The final chapters of this debacle will be painful and destructive.  It is indeed cold comfort, at this moment, that the Democrats may pay a political price for the mess.

"May" is the key word there.  Sure is a shame when so many can see the obvious but are continually swayed my more free sh*t.


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