Tomorrow the Obamacare exchanges are supposed to open for business. Whether they will function or not is yet to be seen. Word is that the software has glitches (see here, also) and is vulnerable to determined hackers and identity thieves. All the crack software developers are probably working for Barack Obama’s spying NSA, so it’s likely that software development for Obamacare was farmed out to well-connected progressive friends of Obama’s–like ACORN community organizers, “minority” contractors, and former hackers who quickly created startups with a little help from the taxpayers via the Stimulus.
Like this president, prior experience and a record of accomplishments not required.
As with “green technology“, Obamacare has been a boon for friends of Obama. A little research turns up an article that lists six of the companies that are “cashing in on Obamacare,” but surely there are many others.
The software alone has already cost us taxpayers $88 BILLION, and yet it reportedly doesn’t work. How many more billions will it cost to get it fixed?
This is typical when government tries to do anything complex–incompetency, waste, and fraud soon follow. That’s exactly why the private sector and the free market work best–competition and the quest for profit ensure that the product, in this case health insurance software, will be delivered on time and will function as required. Let’s guess that the contracts contain no penalties for shoddy workmanship.
Some argue that at this point Obamacare is unstoppable solely because so much time, money, and effort has already been “invested” (wasted) creating the Obamacare infrastructure.
That’s like proceeding to serve a meal to your guests, even though you realize that you accidentally put rat poison in the vichyssoise. You wouldn’t want all your hard work and expense to go to waste, so let’s just serve up that soup!
Obama and his supporters want you to take your medicine and like it,
even if it costs you more for less, rations your health care, takes away the doctor of your choice, forces you to wait to see a doctor, makes you see a nurse instead of a doctor, adds to the national debt, and leaves nearly as many citizens uninsured as there were prior to Obamacare being foisted upon us.
Obama and his supporters, however, don’t seem to care that Obamacare is a train wreck. That’s because it’s a program designed to fail. Failure was deliberately built into the system.
In the meantime, before it fails, Obama will be able to reward his supporters through contracts and grants and, by doing so, continue to redistribute wealth from the taxpayers to his chosen few.
Why is Obamacare designed to fail? Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid let the cat out of the bag [emphasis added]:
Reid said he thinks the country has to “work our way past” insurance-based health care. …
“What we’ve done with Obamacare is have a step in the right direction, but we’re far from having something that’s going to work forever,” Reid said.
When then asked by panelist Steve Sebelius whether he meant ultimately the country would have to have a health care system that abandoned insurance as the means of accessing it, Reid said:
“Yes, yes. Absolutely, yes.”
The progressive left’s ultimate goal is a “single payer system“–in other words, socialized medicine where bureaucrats and not doctors will decide when it’s time to let you die, because you’ve become too much of a financial burden on the collective. In other words, they’ll ration “life years” and decide for you whether or not your life is still worth living.
Baby Boomers beware! In the meantime,
Take your Obamacare medicine,
and like it.
More on our blog about Obama and socialized medicine here, here, here, and here.
can this really be his second wife???? Alexandra Marie Llewellyn?
Sure does not look like her…WOW
I don’t know what she looked like before. Quite a pedigree. How about this star couple? Kasey Kasem and his wife:
Family feud: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2013/10/02/ailing-casey-kasem-at-middle-of-family-feud/2907191/
HER marriage… Photo… is back one.. the bottom of last page… at
<- Older Comments…. you can see her & Tom Clancy together…
LESS than 1 % are signing….. UP …. 4 OBAMACARE….O
Yep!!!…. A REAL …”THRILLER”… it will B TONIGHT.. the CLAN…all
need the MONEY$$$$.. What’s better than TAKE from OTHERS…
~ MAN…. where have we heard that ONE lately???.. You CAN’T live
OFF the DEAD forever…. BUTT’ your DEAD… right 4 trying!
His X .. came forward & told the TRUTH… GOOD 4 HER! nice lady!
p s…. as we know 4 SURE… this is ALL RACIAL!!!!! It MUST B!!!!
a Lien on your Home? Drivers License Suspended? Tap your account?
All I SEE is a stack of TOILET PAPER…. the Demo’s need 2 USE….
& of COURSE…. ~ an EMPTY CHAIR ~
D- CALIFORNIA…. Rep. Henry Waxman…. alive & full of CRAP!
R ..they.. Dying 4 us 2 DO SOMETHING? OR just waiting 4 us
to DIE? Stand up AMERICA… STAND TOGETHER… make NOISE!
~ MARK LEVIN….. keep your MITTS off our VETS… A RED LINE!!!!
White House…LOCK~DOWN…. after the SHUT~DOWN….
Oh so somebody DID do SOME~THING! … (as was noted above)
Video of the black Infiniti there. You’ll be happy to know that FOX says the pres__ent was never in danger. Seems to me it was members of Congress who were closer to the incident. The woman didn’t shoot. There’ll be hell to pay if they shot a black woman with a child in the car when she didn’t shoot first. (I don’t know the woman’s race; I’m just anticipating possibilities.) As usual, immediately, they said it was an isolated incident and not terrorism. But then the FOX guy’s talking about the possibility of a truck bomb, which of course is obvious. Hmm. Patrick Kennedy was sure lucky the Capitol Police didn’t treat him that way when HE broke through the barricades. Remember? Maybe this woman was on sleeping pills, too.
Can’t wait to hear what their answer is.
“… The sisters of a Connecticut woman shot and killed by police in Washington, D.C., a week ago say they have many unanswered questions, including why officers chose to draw their guns and point them at a woman who may, at that point, have done no more than make bad driving decisions. …
She crashed into security barriers a few blocks away, where she was killed by so many police bullets her family was allowed only to see her photograph to identify her. [Like Sandy Hook.]
[Andrea Ryan at GP said] By the way, the Capitol Police is the same outfit that told a tactical response team, fully prepared and ready to stop the Navy Yard mass shooting, to instead leave the scene.”
When the car was stopped, why didn’t they THEN shoot out the tires?
The State telling the next to kin they are not next to kin; the authorities and their enforcers are now next of kin. Happened in Sandy Hook, too. And the parents rallied around gun control instead yelling and screaming, “I am the next of kin. I am the father. I WILL see my child and identify.” I would never submit to bury/funeral of my child or sister (if closest next of kin) until I saw the body! ! ! ! Go sisters!!!!!!!!!!!!! I stand with them on this. How can we support them? What conservative is going to offer their services to see this family gets their rights honored?
One would hope that at some point these sisters did get to claim the body of their sister. Perhaps after a mortician worked magic? If not, then certainly this is very suspicious.
little tidbit in link I posted down stream says autopsy not done on Brietbart for five days because chemical used will go out of the dead body in that time or something….just skimmed so don’t quote me.
“… While the U.S. Park Service is permitting pro-illegal immigration rallies at closed memorials, a permit submitted by Vietnam Veterans to honor fallen soldiers was denied. The vets proceeded with their peaceful rally and gathered at the Memorial Plaza in NYC on Monday for the 12th anniversary of the “invasion and occupation of Afghanistan”. They honored the fallen by reading their names. At least four vets were arrested for trespassing. …”
ARREST VETS; ACCOMODATE ILLEGAL ALIENS. Whom does Obama serve?
The missing heat is NOT in the oceans, which have stopped warming by 50% over the past 50 years. So where’s the “missing heat” that explains the last 16 years of NO WARMING in the atmosphere? http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/10/another-warmist-meme-bites-the-dust-ocean-warming-decelerates-by-50/