Watch these workers' faces as they realize what ObamaCare does to them
By Andrew Malcolm
Posted 09:28 AM ET
Barack Obama was in Wisconsin and Tennessee Thursday happy talking about "opportunity." He's for it, by the way.
"It's good to be in Wisconsin," he told Wisconsin. Few hours later, "It's good to be in Nashville." In both places he talked about "opportunity"--the opportunity that comes with jobs and the opportunity that comes with education.
As a word, "opportunity" polls well. Americans like the idea. Yet, these days whenever Obama has the opportunity to talk about his signature namesake "achievement," he rarely seizes the opportunity.
It wasn't until two-thirds of the way through his 7,000-word State of the Union address Tuesday night that Obama mentioned healthcare. But he never said the the words "ObamaCare" or "Affordable Care Act." The good news for Obama is his 2014 State of the Union was the least-watched of any this century.
Within Thursday's nearly 7,000 words, the Democrat never uttered the word "ObamaCare," while "Affordable Care" slipped out but once.
That's no accident. Obama's healthcare reform is less popular every day, coming up on two-to-one disapproval. Not to mention the plunge in Obama's own approval with the revelations of his serial lies about keeping your insurance and your doctor if you want. "Period."
To millions of Americans, however, ObamaCare has been just a word. Now, however, every single day thousands of Americans learn the details of ObamaCare's impact on their family, lives and wallets. It's not pretty.
At Pittsburgh's WTAE-TV, the ABC Hearst outlet, an enterprising anchor, Wendy Bell, made arrangements to film the benefits information session at a McKeesport small business, an auto body shop.
The video below has all the figures. They are devastating. But just watch the workers' faces as the financial impact sinks in. Very sad.
On Nov. 4 these Pennsylvanians and millions of other ObamaCare victims will have the "opportunity" to pass midterm election judgment, not so much on Obama. He's done with elections, as he boasted to the Russians, who'd like to be done with them too.
Since not one single Republican member of Congress voted to pass ObamaCare, its ownership resides solely with Democrats. Which is why you do not hear many of them bragging about that position.
Control of Congress hangs in the balance. Republicans already overwhelmingly control the House. Only six new Senate seats for the GOP means Happy Harry Reid becomes an unhappy former Democrat Majority Leader.
Obama is already a lame duck. But whether he talks about his plan or not, these voters will have the opportunity to express their opinion in just 277 days.
If they want to keep their congressional Democrats, they can. If not, they'll have other choices. Period.