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The More You Know About Obamacare, The Less You Like It 
8th-Aug-2013 08:46 am
This is the Federal Employee Edition of "Why Obamacare Stinks." They have a plan and they can't keep their plan. That is only one of the reasons not to like it. They know about the new plan, and don't like it. Just like the rest of us. I admit that that particular promise, recited by Obama out of sheer ignorance and buffoonery until we became tired of hearing it, is the easiest to demonstrate failure in. But it's not as if he made any particular effort to keep on top of the legislation, or read it himself. After all, he has a campaign to run, and governing just gets in the way.
9th-Aug-2013 07:50 pm (UTC)
Truth be told, I don't believe Congress is going to defund or defang Obamacare any time soon. By that I mean they won't do anything until after it is in effect and the bugs (and I figure there'll be very big bugs) come to light and, of course, require fixing. The fixing of said bugs is going to be where any rubber is going to meet the road. And truly I believe that's the best policy, given the momentum and intransigence of Congress and government bureaucracy in general. Once the legislation is in effect and actually costs people money, time, and even lives is when public opinion will translate into legislative action. And given the nature of the beast and the Democrats' desperation to make Obama into their modern-day FDR it's going to be long road to hoe, but that eventually it will be done and proper reforms enacted. That's my two cents.

In other news, reforms and legislation were genuinely needed, but the Democrats fucked it up royally. They had a golden opportunity, a likely once-in-a-generation-or-two opportunity, and squandered it in an absurd overreach. For me, Obamacare could work. It might work out I can get off of Medicare and on to private insurance that doesn't demand I live on federal benefits at just over half of the poverty line. It could've been accomplished several other, and far and away less costly and bureaucratically burdensome, ways, but... Alas, squandery.
27th-Oct-2013 04:42 am (UTC)
I'd settle for a short amendment that would actually let us keep our plans if we liked them. And one for the next oft-repeated promises.
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